The Brain And Its Anatomy

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Our brains have the enough power to make all of the many different parts of our body function the way it should. It can make our body do involuntary actions that constantly keep us alive and healthy, and we don’t even realize all of the things that it is capable of. As Nicolaus Steno once said, “The brain, the masterpiece of creation, is almost unknown to us” (web.stanford.edu, 2014). The brain and its anatomy were first studied by the Egyptians in 1700 B.C., and ever since then, its immeasurable power has been continuously astonishing us with new and amazing discoveries of previously unknown capabilities (faculty.washington.edu, 2014). The first person to dissect the brain to study relationships between the brain and optic nerves was…show more content…
And, since this experiment is about how hand eye dominance affects the hand eye coordination used when shooting a basketball, the occipital lobe is one of the most important parts of the brain in regards to this experiment. Everyone knows that the typical human being has a dominant hand.The only case in which a person does not have a dominant hand is if that person can use their right and left hand equally well. In this case this person is ambidextrous. But, the typical human also has a dominant foot, ear, side of the brain, and eye. (web.stanford.edu, 2014) Eye dominance, or eyedness, is the tendency to prefer visual input from one eye to the other. This is similar to left or right handedness. For people who have anisometropic myopia, a different amount of nearsightedness in each eye, the eye with more myopia or nearsightedness is the dominant eye (web.stanford.edu, 2014). The easiest way to test your eyedness is to create a small triangle with your hands, with your thumbs as the base of the triangle and your left hand’s fingers overlapping your right hand’s fingers , and center it around an object, such as a doorknob, about 5-10 feet away with both eyes open. Then, close your left eye. If you can still see the object with your right eye opened, then your right eye is your dominant eye. If the object moves out of your view, then close your right eye. You will most likely see the object with your left eye, in which case your dominant eye is your left eye
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