To walk and chew gum? Controls basic motor functions: movement, control, coordination, balance and equilibrium, and muscle tone.

Speech dexterity, beat:

Hot, thick sweat, dust in my nostrils from a thousand camels trekking through Pushkar Bazaar. Drums punctuate the air. Boom, boom, chick, chick, boom, boom. Decorated women trill their tongues. A caravan of gypsies crosses the road, cheap tin pots tied to their hand truck. Pots for lentils, pots for water, pots for toilet, pots for drums. Dirty children rush me with hands outstretched. “One rupee, just one rupee, M-Sahib." Drums in my head, drums on the truck, drums through the dust. Drums.

[back to brain]