Chapter 2: Control and Coordination

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Control and Coordination

Question:

The brain is responsible for:

(a) thinking.

(b) regulating the heart beat.

(c) balancing the body.

(d) all of the above.

Answer:

Human Brain:  It is the main coordinating center of our body. It consists of three parts: Fore-brain, mid-brain, and hind-brain. The fore brain is the thinking part of brain and it controls the voluntary actions and stores memory. Medulla is the part of hind-brain and it lies in the base of the brain and continues into the spinal cord. It controls involuntary action such as sneezing, vomiting, heartbeat, digestion swallowing, etc.The cerebellum is the part of hind-brain and is responsible for controlling body movements during walking, riding, dancing, etc. It helps to maintain proper body balance and posture during various activities.

Hence, the correct answer is (d) all of the above.


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