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

By Abbas salami.

The Brain, a mysterious yet fascinating organ, nothing can compare to what the mind can do. The Brain is responsible for Thinking, feeling, memory, and even your ability to breathe. The Brain controls everything about you, and that’s why I found it so interesting that I’m willing to write an article about it.

So, What Is The Brain?

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Gray matter, also known as “cerebral cortex,” is where you process information. The cerebral cortex is split into two parts by a deep fissure; these halves are called “hemispheres.” The hemispheres communicate with each other using a thick tract of nerves called the corpus callosum at the fissure base. Did you know that the opposite side of the brain usually handles messages to and from the other side of the body? It is where most, if not all, of the neuronal cell bodies, are contained. The cerebral cortex is split into four essential parts.

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

Every one of these parts controls a certain aspect of you. The frontal lobe controls thinking, planning, organizing, problem-solving, short-term memory, and movement. The parietal lobe analyses sensory data, such as taste, temp, and smell. The occipital lobe processes imagery and links them with images stored in our memory. The temporal lobe processes data from our senses of smell, taste and sound; it also plays a role in storing out memory. WOW, just…… WOW! when I first learned this, courtesy of, I went in shock. The brain works so well together. Imagine if we all did the same, help brains do what they’re supposed to think, feel, cooperate, and succeed.

What Lies Within This Fascinating Organ?

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

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Cool Questions + Answers

answer: according to an article I read “what is consciousness” consciousness is everything you feel; from what you feel emotionally (love, anger etc..) to physical feeling (a fractured hip, a broken finger etc..).

question :how do dreams work?

answer: dreams usually occur during the REM stage of sleep (rapid eye movement) when brain activity is high and resembles that of being awake. dreams are influenced by our waking lives in many ways.

Theories about why we dream include those that suggest dreaming is a means by which the brain processes emotions, stimuli, memories, and information that’s been absorbed throughout the waking day.

said an article called Why We Dream What We Dream



Kieffer, Sara. “How the Brain Works | Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center.” Hopkinsmedicine.Org, 3 Dec. 2018,

“Why We Dream What We Dream.” Psychology Today, 2019,

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