• Question: How can a brain control more than one part of your body?

    Asked by natrualme to Jemma, John, Lisa, Sam, David, Jonathan, Pete on 18 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by cheese2000.
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      Lisa Fitzgerald answered on 18 Jun 2012:

      Hi @naturalme that’s a really interesting question :),

      Although thought of as a single organ the brain is made up of many different sections each comprised many different nerve cells. Each of these cells connects to different parts of the body and when activated can send messages. These different cells can be activated in tandem allowing multiple body parts to be controlled at once.

      Thanks for the question!