The Human Brain structure is becoming less of a mystery as Science steadily understands and reveals how it works. The more we know about our greatest asset, the better one can appreciate the infinite benefits it offers Humanity. Both on an individual level and collectively as a species.
Our Mind is a product of this magnificent instrument. It is our Brain that processes Thought, and it is Thought that powers our Mind.
How we process Thought is crucial to the outcome of everything we Humans do. Hence, used wisely, our Brain earns, and deserves, the Greatest Asset designation this author bestows it.
pdThinker.com is dedicated to the practical implementation of – wise - Thought
Image depicting the relationship of some of the major components of one hemisphere of the Human Brain.
Presented here in six short installments is a concise overview of the Human Brain and it's major functions. A working knowledge of these functions will prove invaluable on the path of Personal Development.
Considered by many to be Nature's greatest achievement amongst great achievements, the Human Brain is a compound system of complicated components which Evolved over several hundred million years.
Our Brain structure bears close resemblance to other Animal species which share a similar construction.
,Based on Convolution and found in higher order Mammals such as Elephants, Primates, and Cetacea, the marine order which includes Dolphins and Whales, this is a platform that offers a tantalizing, achievable prospect of enhanced Intelligence.
Convolution allows Evolution to crumple,
and fold, layers upon each other. Making maximum utility of the available
space in the largest Cranium that can possibly navigate the mothers'
Imagine an aluminium foil sphere measuring 600mm in diameter. Then you crushed this sphere to form a ball to fit in the palm of your hand.
We now have a package that is magnitudes smaller yet the overall surface urea remains the same as the larger sphere. That is Convolution at work.
While our main interest is focused on discovering Intelligence, as part of our search, it is well worth conducting a comprehensive investigative tour of the major components and functions of this amazing instrument that possesses the ability to observe and study itself.
In essence - taking a tour of you
The Human Brain and the Mind we create with it is on an equal footing with disciplines such as Astrophysics, and Molecular Biology, as a frontier of exploration and comprehension.
Many outstanding Minds are dedicated to solving many mysteries our greatest asset presents us with.
As we progress down the path of investigation and we discover how our Brain and Mind actually function, the many barriers between people will be obliterated.
Myth and superstition will be superseded by personal knowledge and understanding. An individual's health, wealth, relationships, and general well being will be improved beyond measure. No longer will we perceive differences between Races, or indeed, individuals, as threats and danger.
All differences will be perceived as beneficial gifts from Nature, to be embraced and exploited for the advance of all Humanity. Indeed all Life Forms. From the Ocean Plankton that supplies the major portion of the oxygen we breath to the largest creature that graces the Earth. Our Planetary Ecosystem will at last be recognized as a Living Entity.
Practicing Personal Development is the intermediary that facilitates this learning and enables us to apply our new-found knowledge in synergistic ways.
Anatomically the Human Brain has been delineated, but not so well that it is crystal clear, in three languages, Greek, Latin, and English.
This may seem confusing, even daunting, if this happens to be your initial encounter with the complexity of an instrument that is yours to command. Nevertheless, it all comes together as you study, and become familiar with, the layout and functions as indicated by scientific study to date. A familiarity that will be of immense value, if you decide to pursue further study and knowledge of your greatest asset.
The ultimate payoff for this study effort of our greatest asset, will manifest in massive reward when we can accurately relate all Human behavior directly to Brain activity and understand that one's Brain responds predictably to Thought. Both input-wise, and output-wise.
Every one on this Planet can benefit from and contribute to an ascending appreciation of this exciting and challenging frontier.
As we explore the structure of this organ, it is essential to maintain an overarching view that the Brain operates holistically, homogeneously, and with synergistic Harmony.
While holding the above perception in mind, to gain discernment it is helpful to disassemble the Brain's systems.
disassembly exposes subsystems and components, helping to understand the function that Science has evidence of existing in that particular region. Each region has their independent function.
However . . .
In conjunction with executing their individual function, these systems and subsystems assist and support one another in a demonstration of unity and cooperation that offers Humanity many lessons of the power inherent in Harmony.
Working in Harmony with each other, as does the Brain function in Harmony with itself, is an essential behavioral step Humanity per se must take, if we are to repair the damage we have inflicted upon ourselves, and survive. Harmony is not merely essential to survival, Harmony is the only way Humanity can possibly flourish.
Our Brain structure, it's capabilities, and the intelligence it offers to enable Humanity to work together within this environment that supports us, in Harmony, is worthy of our attention.
Human Intelligence Rocks!