Human BrainHuman brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Despite centuries of advancements in medical sign, the entire functionality of the human brain remains a mystery for medical experts as new types of neurons and brain functions are discovered every now and then. This essay focuses on the parts and functions of human brain in addition to the ongoing research on the newly discovered parts of the brain.
Although medical experts are aware of a large number of parts and functions of the brain, some astounding new discoveries are made after short intervals. For example, there is an ongoing research on ‘mirror neurons’ which have been termed as the part of the brain responsible for mirroring of actions and behaviors among humans and some other mammals. Researchers have highlighted the possibility that mirror neurons in human brain are responsible for development of human intelligence and therefore the civilization as we know it. Due to mirror neurons, humans were able to communicate using gestures which evolved into languages. With the rise of languages, humans started to develop and share knowledge which was used for development of the society. In light of the knowledge on human brain available to medical scientists, human brain can be divided into four main parts known as cerebral lobes, which are: frontal lobe, parietal lobe, temporal lobe and occipital lobe. The functions of frontal lobe include: controlling attention, intrapersonal thinking, ability to solve problems, and physical reactions. Thus, frontal lobe performs all the tasks that contribute towards the intelligence of the individual. These functions are extremely important as without these functions, an individual may not be able to think and therefore perform any of the day to day tasks. The parietal lobe is responsible for processing all the sensory information received by organs. The temporal lobe is responsible for controlling and retaining visual and auditory data in addition to language. Lastly, the occipital lobe is the smallest of all four cerebral lobes. This part of the brain is responsible for visual reception and processing, recognition of colors, and movement.
Thus, it can be concluded that human brain is a very complex organ which is responsible for multitude functions, and an unknown number of those functions is not yet known. There is still ongoing research on the composition and functions of brain. Each of the parts of the brain is responsible for some essential function without which the body will not be able to function normally. This attribute makes the brain the most essential part of the human body.
Essay about the human brain
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In this paper one will learn the different parts of the brain and their functions. Although the brain isn’t the largest organ of the human body it is the most complex and controlling organ. It is amazing how complicated the brain is. The brain controls every action within and out of your body. The brain has main areas that contain different areas that have specific functions. For instance the basal ganglia holds the lentiform and the caudate.
The brain isn’t just “THE BRAIN” it is actually a group of many parts. They help to inform the brain on the things going on with the human body. The brain is split in to two main parts, the left and the right hemisphere. The left hemisphere has about the same areas as the right hemisphere. The only…show more content…
The corpus callosum is a bundle of nerves that connects the two hemispheres. The area that passes and processes information concerning touch, pain, temperature, and pressure on skin is the thalamus. The limbic system controls your behavior and emotions. It is involved in emotions such as fear, rage, pleasure, and sorrow. In the prefrontal area of the frontal lobe emotional traits are controlled. In the temporal lobe expressed behavior is controlled. The parietal lobe discriminates sensory. The occipital lobe is where visual interpretation takes place. Pons is a crossroad for nerves going up to the cortex, to the cerebellum and then down the spinal cord. The cortex is the outer gray area where thinking takes place. The olfactory cortex receives senses from the nose that it then sorts out. The area that identifies what we see by working out movements, colors, and shapes is the visual cortex. The area that receives taste senses is called gustatory cortex. The area responsible for analyzing data, performing memory functions, learning new information, forming thoughts, and making decisions is the cerebral cortex. The motor cortex is involved in muscle movement. The cerebellum is vital when carrying out complicated, skilled movements. It is much like a mini brain.
If before you read this paper you thought the brain was a “one man machine” I’m sure your opinion has changed after reading his paper. It is amazing how god has created the brain to have so many areas