By Kathy Kukula

What's that gray, wrinkled blob inside your skull? It's your brain—the body's most amazing organ, a three-pound factory for feelings, memories, ideas, and movement. It makes your heart beat, stores the beat to your favorite song, and prompts you to "beat it" when you sense danger.

Check out command central for everything you do. Click on a part of the brain to find out its function.

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From Scholastic and the Scientists of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services