The Beginning Of All Knowledge: The Brain (basics of the brain)

So, What Is The Brain?

The brain is a unique organ located inside your skull; it is responsible for everything you do. You be a lifeless pile of flesh and bones without your mind, and you wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. When is said the brain was responsible for everything, I MEANT everything. The brain’s abilities are unmatched within the human body; it is THE dominant organ. Just think about this: “the brain is responsible for every mind-blowing invention that humankind introduced.” You see, all these people learning about success from other people when they should be learning at what’s up here, the center of YOUR POWER. The exterior of the brain is made up of literally one thing GRAY MATTER.

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  • The frontal lobe
  • The parietal lobe
  • The occipital lobe
  • The temporal lobe

What Lies Within This Fascinating Organ?

So, you’re ready to go deeper. GREAT! Inside, the brain rests the famous Hippocampus, Thalamus, and Hypothalamus. Ah yes, the Hippocampus. A trendy piece of the mind, yet few people have any real knowledge about it. The Hippocampus rests inside the brain, near the cerebellum (we’ll talk about that later). The Hippocampus is responsible for sending memories to be stored in the appropriate sections of the cerebrum, and then recalling them when necessary. The Hypothalamus, unheard of, but still significant. The Hypothalamus is located inside the brain; it rests near the frontal lobe and is the smallest of the three. The Hypothalamus is responsible for controlling emotions. It also regulates your body’s temperature and controls crucial urges, such as eating or sleeping. The Thalamus, more commonly known as the gatekeeper, the Thalamus is located inside the brain, near both the frontal and partial lobe. The Thalamus is responsible for messages being passed between the spinal cord and the cerebral hemispheres.

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The Cerebellum, or What I Like to Call “the butt of the brain” / Brain Stem.

What is the cerebellum? The cerebellum is a ball of wrinkled tissue located at the bottom end of your brain. It combines sensory information to help with movement. Connected to the cerebellum is the brain stem. The brain stem links the brain to the spinal cord. It controls many functions that are vital to your survival, such as heart rate, blood pressure and breathing. This area is also essential for sleep.

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Cool Questions + Answers

question:What is consciousness?

FUN FACT!

did you know that the wrinkles in your brain are there so that they can increase surface area of the cerebrum? Therefore allowing you to process more information?

Sources:

“Slide Show: How Your Brain Works.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 20 Apr. 2016, www.mayoclinic.org/brain/SLS-20077047?s=4.

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