For your reading pleasure. Deliberations from Sri Nairs’ talk/April 2010
ALL ANIMALS HAVE BRAINS
Every animal you can think of - mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians -all have a brain, some dinosaurs had two brains. But the human brain isunique. It gives us the power to think, plan, speak, imagine. It is truly anamazing organ and our most precious resource.The brain performs an incredible number of tasks:
It controls body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate andbreathing.
It accepts a flood of information about the world around you from your various senses (eyes, ears, nose, etc.).
It handles physical motion when walking, talking, standing or sitting.
It lets you think, dream, reason and experience emotions.All of these tasks are coordinated, controlled and regulated by an organ thatis about the size of a small head of cauliflower: your brain.Your brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves make up a complex, integratedinformation-processing and control system. The scientific study of the brainand nervous system is called
. Because the fieldof neuroscience is so vast, and the brain and nervous system so complex, wemust will start at the beginning and give you an overview of this amazingorgan.Fascinating is the way in which work is divided between the two halves ofthe brain, their different functions and the way in which they supplementand co-operate with each other.
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