I read the article, “Secrets of the Brain”, found in the February 2014 issue of National Geographic written by Carl Zimmer. I chose this subject because I have been fascinated with the brain and how it works. The research of the brain has been ongoing for many centuries now. The history in this article is interesting. It explained how scientists used to understand the brain and its inner workings. For example, “in the ancient world physicians believed that the brain was made of phlegm. Aristotle looked on it as a refrigerator, cooling of the fiery heart. From his time through the Renaissance, anatomists declared with great authority that our perceptions, emotions, reasoning, and actions were all the result of “animal spirits”—mysterious, unknowable vapors that swirled through cavities in our head and traveled through our bodies.” (Zimmer, p. 38)
When it comes to the topic of having a growth mindset, most of us will readily agree that students who are praised are motivated to learn. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of how they are praised. Whereas some are convinced that praising students for their intelligence will motivate them to learn, others maintain that encouraging them for their efforts has a better impact on their motivation.
I have always had a passion and interest in working with the unknown. When I was in high school, I always made sure I was taking science classes that interested me, and would help me decide on what I wanted to major in college. I chose neuroscience as my major because it is a subject that continues to fascinate me. Neuroscience is the study of how the nervous system develops, its structure, and what it does. I want to focus on the brain and its impact on behavior and cognitive functions. I want to go into clinical neuroscience (looking at the disorders of the nervous system) or cognitive neuroscience, which studies the higher cognitive functions and underlying neural bases. With a neuroscience major, I would like to pursue a career in clinical research, do research for the National Institute of Health, work for the CDC and specialize in neurological disease, and/or run a clinical research project in another country. I want to pursue a career in one of these areas because I want to dedicate my knowledge, skills, and time to helping people and the world of science. I want my work to make a positive impact on society and be beneficial for the forthcoming generations. I want to help people and discover new things that will help those in need. I am motivated every day to continue working hard by realizing there are still more things to be discovered and that it could be done by me.
Your brain is a very powerful thing. It controls everything about you. Your thoughts, your actions, your emotions. Everything we see, feel and do are actions of our brain. Our brains are the most complex things in this world. They start to develop at just 4 weeks in the womb. They form more connections then stars in the sky. In the Pbs series “The Secret life of the Brain” they divide your brains life into 5 parts, the babies brain, the child’s brain, the teenage brain, the adult brain and the aging brain.
The brain is your body’s central processor, responsible for the critical functions that keep you alive: such as controlling your heart rate, breathing, and immune system. The brain also gets incoming
“Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - it’s not until we get older that we realize that other people exist (Jennifer Lawrence).” The brain can be a tricky organ to understand. Phineas Gage helped out neurologists find out more about the brain and some other brain information. The brain is basically a storage unit for memories and how it learns different skills. Every time a new memory is formed, new brain connections are also made (qtd. Brain Facts). Also, since the brain is such a vital organ, it actually takes up 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body. The brain is one of the most important organs in your body, if not the most important, that without it you couldn’t do anything (qtd. Brain Facts). To prove this, an active brain
The Oxford Dictionary defines the brain as an organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates. This part of the body has three important features. These features help the brain carries out its functions. The three important features are the cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the brainstem.
As mentioned before the human brain is the most complex organ in the body that is made up of many parts. The areas of the brain that our most affected by substances use include: the brain stem, cerebral cortex and the limbic system. The brain is responsible for all human activity- thoughts, behaviors, walking,
The human body is a unique and fascinating entity. There is not much notice taken of the features the human body is capable of. The brain is necessary to perform day-to-day actions, such as the ability to speak, and see amongst us. This brain is made up of simple mater (Pia mater, Arachnoid mater, Dura mater) and the cranial surface to protect the brain. We live our daily lives without acknowledging the importance of this organ, the brain, unless you’re a medical student of course! Despite that people go on with their daily activities using the human natural senses. Looking at the world through the eyes, watching for any danger around us; ears for hearing the sounds detecting something that may call for danger, the
The brain is the main asset of our body as it controls different functions, therefore it is part of the nervous system alongside the spinal cord. Our brain has four different parts (known as lobes) that are required for different types of bodily functions (found within the cerebral cortex). The different parts are called: -
The brain is such an amazing organ. The function of the brain is to receive information from other parts of the body, understand the information, and the figure out how to respond to the situation. The brain is responsible for such important things such as memory, body movements, the senses, and pretty much everything else. The average female brain weighs about 2.7lbs, and the average male brain weighs about 3lbs. The brain is also one of the fattest organs in the body. A little fun fact about the brain is that all of the blood vessels, located in just the brain, can stretch out to be 100,000 miles long. The human brain is the largest brain compared to all other living things around the same body size, and it makes up about 2% of the body weight.
The human brain is small in size but is a major vital organ in the human body, it has many different functions that allows us to be who we are and maintain life. Although, the brain is such an important organ in the human body it is a lot like a ticking time bomb. When trauma, or even blood vessel damage occurs it is immediately very dangerous and life threatening. The human brain constantly needs blood supply, blood that flows through the brain carries nutrients as well as oxygen, when there is shortage or blockage of the blood vessels that leads to a stroke.
The brain is 3.3 pounds, has 86 billion nerve cells, and makes up 2% of 100% of people. Though this organ belongs to all people, it is still unique to everyone. The decision made, emotions felt, and life that was lived can be held in the palms of a person's hand.
.What weighs about three pounds but has more parts than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy? What fills the space occupied by only three pints of milk yet includes components that, laid end to end, would stretch several hundred thousand miles? What looks like an oversized walnut made of soft, grayish-pink cheese but contains the equivalent of 100 trillion tiny calculators? What, according to James Watson, co-discoverer of the helical structure of DNA, is "the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe"? To all four of these intriguing questions there is but one surprising answer: the human brain. This miraculous organ is remarkable in its structure, its function, and its chemical composition. What is
Have you ever wondered how important your brain is? Your brain is what makes you who you are. This three pound ball of grey and white matter that sits in your skull allows you to breathe, move, speak, and feel. Every thing that happens to your body will make its way through your brain, which receives and processes everything.