CogniFit's Science blog: The Brain And Its Wonders

The Brain And Its Wonders

The brain is one of the most amazing organs in the human body. It is unique among all other creatures for its ability to think, reason and control emotion.

Let’s discuss more about the brain and what makes it so amazing.

The brain controls virtually every part of the human body. Without the brain, you would not be able to breathe, control your muscles, walk, talk hear or see.

The brain also responds to senses like touch and can tell you if you are in contact with something hot or cold. The human brain is made up of billions of neurons which have the ability to transmit information through electrical and chemical impulses.

It does this virtually at the speed of light. There are certain parts of the brain which are larger and more developed than brains of other animals. These sections of the brain are believed to be where higher level thought occurs.

The brain allows independent thought and the ability to reason and discriminate. A person can take in a limited amount of data and make appropriate decisions based on what would otherwise be seen as insufficient input. But the brain can take this information and then infer or develop conclusions based on this limited input and information.

The brain and brain fitness have been extensively studied in recent years. Researchers understand what sections of the brain control certain functions. They also understand better how people learn or adjust to their environment.

Work has also been done to better understand how information is transmitted to the brain, how it is stored and how it is used later. While there is much about the brain that we understand there is still a great deal that we don’t yet fully understand.

The brain is amazingly complex and has the ability to change some of its function depending on outside influence. It is these kinds of mechanisms which allow someone to overcome certain disabilities associated with damage or injury to the brain.

The undamaged areas can sometimes take over functions it did not previously perform. A good deal of progress has also been made and will continue in regard to helping to cure or at least slow the progression of diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease.

This condition robs people of their ability to remember and have full use of their mental capacities and cognitive abilities. But it is hoped that through continuing research, scientists will be better able to understand how the brain functions and how to help it to overcome the negative effects of injury or disease.