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What Do Brain Nerves Do?

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The brain is the most complex organ in the body that controls motor skills, thought, touch, vision, emotions, memories, and every process that regulates the body. At Nassau Suffolk Neurology, we provide various neurological services to help our patients maintain their health. Our staff would like to discuss how the nervous system works, so continue reading to learn more!

What Do Brain Nerves Do?

Everything the body does is connected to the nervous system. From telling your heart to beat to controlling how you move, the nerve fibers carry important information and messages back and forth between your brain and your body. The nervous system is composed of the central and peripheral nervous systems. 

The central nervous system comprises the brain and spinal cord, and the nerves throughout the whole body make up your peripheral nervous system. The nervous system depends on tiny cells known as neurons. The brain contains billions of neurons, each of them having several specialized jobs. To carry out these essential functions, sections of the brain have dedicated jobs. The brain can be split into four lobes:

  • Temporal – This area is essential for processing any sensory information and assigning it emotional meaning. The temporal lobe also houses some aspects of language perception and is involved in long-term memory. 
  • Occipital – The occipital lobe houses the visual cortex and is the visual processing region of the brain. 
  • Parietal – The parietal lobe consolidates sensory information like spatial awareness, touch, and navigation. 
  • Frontal – The frontal lobe is positioned at the front of the brain and contains dopamine-sensitive neurons. This area involves short-term memory, motivation, planning, and attention. 

Cranial nerves also arise directly from the brain and travel through holes in the skull rather than along the spinal cord. These cranial nerves transmit information between your brain and parts of the body. Since the brain is so complex, there are several disorders and conditions that can affect its function. Fortunately, our team at Nassau Suffolk Neurology can perform several neurological diagnostic tests to get to the root of your issue and help you devise a proper treatment plan to help restore function and improve your overall health. 

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The nerves run throughout your whole body and control many of your body’s functions. At Nassau Suffolk Neurology, our experts can help determine any dysfunctions in your central nervous system and help you improve the health of your nervous system. Contact Nassau Suffolk Neurology today to learn more about the nerves and our neurological testing services.