More on the Brain: How Do Our Brains Control Our Bodies?
|[“El Jaleo” by John Singer Sargent, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA.]|
12-year-old Amanda Kelly asks how it is that one organ (the brain) can control an entire body’s functions and motions. Again, the MIT student group Communicating Science provided an answer for us.
We don’t really understand how the spinal cord knows which signals to send to which muscles, though – these kinds of questions remain open for the next generation of scientists, like yourself!
Paola is a Boston-based science journalist with a background in social and life sciences.