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The human brain weighs only three pounds but is estimated to have about billion cells. It is hard to get a handle on a number that large or connections that small. Let's try to get an understanding of this complexity by comparing it with something humans have created--the entire phone system for the planet.
If we took all the phones in the world and all the wires there are over four billion people on the planetthe number of connections and the trillions of messages per day would NOT equal the complexity or activity of a single human brain.
Now let's take a "small problem"--break every phone in Michigan and cut every wire in the state. How long would it take for the entire state about 15 million people to get phone service back? A week, a month, or several years? If you guessed several years, you are now beginning to see the complexity of recovering from a head injury.
In the example I used, Michigan residents would be without phone service while the rest of the world had phone service that worked fine.
This is also true with people who have a head injury. Some parts of the brain will work fine while others are in need of repair or are slowly being reconnected. As previously stated, the brain consists of about billion cells. Most of these cells are called neurons. It is either in a resting state off or it is shooting an electrical impulse down a wire on.
It has a cell body, a long little wire the "wire" is called an axonand at the very end it has a little part that shoots out a chemical. This chemical goes across a gap synapse where it triggers another neuron to send a message.
There are a lot of these neurons sending messages down a wire axon. By the way, each of these billions of axons is generating a small amount of electrical charge; this total power has been estimated to equal a 60 watt bulb. Doctors have learned that measuring this electrical activity can tell how the brain is working.
A device that measures electrical activity in the brain is called an EEG electroencephalograph. Each of the billions of neurons "spit out" chemicals that trigger other neurons. Different neurons use different types of chemicals. These chemicals are called "transmitters" and are given names like epinephrine, norepinephrine, or dopamine.
Even in the simplified model that I'm presenting, it gets more complex. Is the brain like a big phone system because it has a lot of connections or is it one big computer with ON or OFF states like the zeros and ones in a computer?
Neither of the above is correct. Let's look at the brain using a different model. Let's look at the brain as an orchestra. In an orchestra, you have different musical sections.
There is a percussion section, a string section, a woodwind section, and so on. Each has its own job to do and must work closely with the other sections. When playing music, each section waits for the conductor.
The conductor raises a baton and all the members of the orchestra begin playing at the same time playing on the same note. If the drum section hasn't been practicing, they don't play as well as the rest of the orchestra.
The overall sound of the music seems "off" or plays poorly at certain times. This is a better model of how the brain works. We used to think of the brain as a big computer, but it's really like millions of little computers all working together.
A lot of information comes in through the spinal cord at the base of the brain. Think of a spinal cord as a thick phone cable with thousands of phone lines.
If you cut that spinal cord, you won't be able to move or feel anything in your body. Information goes OUT from the brain to make body parts arms and legs do their job. Vision and hearing do not go through the spinal cord but go directly into the brain.“The Self-Love Movement events have filled a space in my life that I was missing, as a sufferer of depression & social anxiety I tend to have a small social circle but started seeking out events to meet people to try to break out of my shell but nothing really clicked until I stumbled across the SLM.
Your upper left tooth has now been missing for a year and your dentist tells you he/she has seen no shifting or tooth movement in the last year.
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