Have you checked out the interactive brain map? I clicked all the search buttons for structure and function. I was most fascinated to see the locations for anger, consciousness, disgust, happiness, movement, self awareness, etc.
If you’ve done that then have you tried to discover your Brain Sex Profile?
* Try to answer all the questions – your results depend on you completing the test.
* If you don’t have time to complete the test in one go you can use the Save and finish later button.
Weirdscience got me thinking when she posted a very interesting article called A Teensy Brain that I encourage you to read. Doctors discovered that a 44 year-old man with an abnormally tiny brain actually lives a very normal life, despite his brain size.
And I also I came across an article this week called 15 Extra Ways to Keep Your Brain In Shape I would like to recommend.
If you nurture your mind, body and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more. — Brian Koslow
Did you know that a collection of brains is kept at Witelson’s brain bank at McMaster University in Canada and that it now contains over a hundred brains?
While the other dozen or so brain banks in the world are composed mostly of brains from people who died of various mental diseases like Huntington’s or Parkinson’s disease, Witelson’s is unique in that most of her brains are from normal people who agreed to donate their brains before they died of diseases such as cancer.
In June 1999 Witelson attracted global attention when she published “The exceptional brain of Albert Einstein” in the British medical journal Lancet. Einstein’s brain which was removed and preserved upon his death in 1955 at age 76, was found to be similar to the other brains except for the inferior parietal region. Due to extensive development of this region on both sides of the brain, Einstein’s brain was 15 per cent wider than the other brains studied. According to Witelson, visuospatial cognition, mathematical thought, and imagery of movement are strongly dependent on this region.