Brain Is a Complex Control Center for Human Body
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Alexandra Poteracki, 9, of Deer Park wanted to know:
How does your brain send messages to your body?
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For further information
To learn more about the brain and body, Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich suggests:
- "Thinking" by Kathie Smith
- "It's All In Your Brain" by Sylvia Funston
- "The Mind" by John Burstein
- "Big Head, A Book About Your Brain and Your Head" by Pete Rowan
- "What If...The Human Body" by Steve Parker
On the Web at www.letsfindout.com/subjects/browse?body
Did you know your brain contains about 100 billion nerve cells called neurons? The brain is your body's control center. It controls movement, including balance and muscle control, behavior, sleep, hunger, thirst, hearing, sight, smell, memory, awareness and speech.
Alexandra Poteracki, 9, a third-grader at Isaac Fox School in Lake Zurich, asks, "How does your brain send messages to your body?"
It's those nerves that are responsible, said Dr. Sanford Sherman, who is a neurologist, or someone who specializes in the body's central nervous system. Sherman works at Northwest Neurology in Hoffman Estates.
Often times when people experience an injury to their spine, such as those caused by sports injuries or car accidents, it is recommended they consult with a neurologist to make sure the nervous system stays healthy or regains as much control as possible. …