This week is Brain Awareness Week and we wanted to help you get more familiar with the most complex organ in your body. Your brain controls every conscious and unconscious action and thought that you make, and is the pinnacle of human evolution. We can think of the brain as a biological computer that operates our body at the highest possible speeds.
Each part of the brain is dedicated to one specific function, whether that is movement, vision, memory, or the subtle changes in our hormone systems that keep us functioning healthy every day. If something is off with our brain or it is damaged in any way, our general health can begin to deteriorate. Having a strong understanding of how everything functions, both together and individually, can help us better protect our brains and our bodies for years to come.
Below is a PDF from The Dana Foundation to help you better understand the different parts and functions of your amazing brain!