Areas of the Brains

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One very important topic that we talked about in psychology is the areas of our brains. This is amazing to me because everything that our body does, whether it is voluntary or involuntary, is due to our brains. However, most of us do not appreciate this fact until we have experienced an injury or someone close to us has experienced that in some way or another effects the ability of a certain part of our brains to function well. I did not appreciate this fact until someone close to was born with cerebral palsy, which was probably caused by damage to the cerebellum, the part of your brain that keep you directs balance and coordination when this part of the brain works well we do not even have to consciously think for the most part about staying steady. However, this relative has to work extra hard in order to walk and she probably may never run. Every region of the brain has an important job to do; damage to many parts of the brain could permanently alter a person's life forever. Damage to the occipital lobe could cause a person to become blind. Damage to the temporal lobes could cause a person to not be able to recognize certain objects, something that could be both frustrating and debilitating to a person. Damage to the parietal lobe could cause a person to not be able to feel touch or pain or make a person to lose their spatial attention, the brain's warning system. Finally, damage to the frontal lobe could cause a person to lose their ability to reason or plan. What I am trying to say is that it is important to know that every area of the brain is important so it is important to protect it by either wearing a helmet when you are on a bike or by driving your care with caution especially when the weather conditions are less than favorable.

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This page contains a single entry by karli016 published on September 30, 2011 11:23 AM.

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