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Ever wonder what our brain does all this time when we are just sitting around? It is really an amazing thing, so many thoughts, reactions, emotions, movements, mandatory functions, etc. that our brain does. Think about it?! I'm sitting here typing all of this and at the same time my mind is thinking of the next words, sending signals and receiving signals from all over my body, as well as checking spelling errors! We are amazing humans. Amazing creatures... an amazing gift from God! USE IT
Contributed by Ally Emily Feng-Ying Bork
This song by Aaron Wolf is a silly but effective way to help you learn and memorize the different parts of the brain. It truly helped me with my psychology final! Lyrics are below: This is a song about parts of the brain I'm singing it to memorize the names The ideas here may be simplistic but matching meaning and rhyme is a tough logistic The Cerebral Cortex has four main lobes With names from the nearby skull bones Frontal does the thinking Occipital deals with vision Parietal senses objects and Temporal listens Inside these lobes there's specialties Like Broca's Area which produces speech Wernicke's area handles language comprehension and the Motor Cortex is for moving with intention The Sensory Cortex handles perception of touch, pain, temperature and proprioception There's two outer brain parts that are distinct They may seem separate, but everything's linked The Cerebellum does balance & coordination and has our memorized-movement archive The Brainstem sets heartbeat & respiration and other things that we need to survive The brain's inner parts are unique cut the Corpus Callosum to take a peek the Thalamus handles signal routing and the Amygdala's emotions can have you shouting the Hippocampus does our long-term memory saving and the Hypothalamus makes our sex and food cravings The Anterior Cingulate Cortex learns from mistakes and in controlling movement, the Basal Ganglia is the brakes The brain parts list is much longer, indeed But for my class assignment this is all I need
Contributed by Reilly Mask
This. Is. Fascinating. USC Berkeley has been able to essential tap into the visual cortex of the human brain, and reconstruct an image the participant saw. They could possibly use this to interpret dreams and work with stroke or coma patients, which would be an incredible breakthrough in the medical world. I can't wait to see where this technology will take us.
Contributed by Bridget LaMonica