cerebrum

Pronunciation: (seh-REE-brum)

The largest part of the brain. It is divided into two hemispheres, or halves, called the cerebral hemispheres. Areas within the cerebrum control muscle functions and also control speech, thought, emotions, reading, writing, and learning.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the brain, showing the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, and other parts of the brain.

Caption: Anatomy of the inside of the brain, showing the pineal and pituitary glands, optic nerve, ventricles (with cerebrospinal fluid shown in blue), and other parts of the brain.

Date last modified: 2010-10-21