Oct 31, 2016
**Many apologies for the screaming baby***
Frontal Lobe - in the front of the brain (behind your forehead)
This is the area that contains your personality. A stroke or brain injury or damage can alter someone’s personality drastically.
We take personality tests, but they are too basic to take such a complex...
Oct 24, 2016
Disease like Alzheimer's and dementia are grey matter issues - the creation and translation of messages are interrupted or dysfunctional. White matter is like the power cords that are responsible for sending the signals.
Oct 17, 2016
Grey matter - neuron cell bodies that create and translate
White matter - myelin-covered axons that transmits the messages across the brain
Oct 12, 2016
All brains are wrinkly. Wrinkles in your brain are a good thing. Wrinkles are biology’s way of maximizing surface area while conserving space.
The plateaus of the brain are called gyri (or a gyrus).
The smaller, sunken in wrinkles are called sulci (or a sulcus). Sunken in sulci - that’s how...
Oct 3, 2016
Your brain is made of cells. Those cells are called neurons. Neurons transmit signals in the form of electricity (aka .positive and negative charges). One end of a neuron will build a signal or charge, and once it reaches a certain threshold, then a signal is send down the axons.
Most of the cells...