A whole week dedicated to this? Really?
Apr 13, 2016
There have been books written about it, myths disseminated for hundreds of years and theories about how a three-pound mass could control so much.
Itâs one of the most powerful parts of the body that we consistently take for granted. Itâs not the heart or our lungs, but the human brain.
Global Brain Awareness Week
This week is Global Brain Awareness Week, an entire week dedicated to increasing public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
Whether youâre looking to become a dental assistan
t or massage therapist
, as a premiere health care college
, we think youâre brain is one of your best assets. And, weâre happy to say, some pretty studied folks agree.
Researchers and scientists alike say the brain is made for change and remains particularly adaptable throughout life.
In fact, the team at The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
contend that one of the ways to preserve the function of the brain is to, âkeep learning.â
Their research found that, âlearning forms new connections between neurons at any age and keeps brain chemicals flowing. Richer neuron networks provide a backup, or âcognitive reserve,â to preserve brain function longer despite damage by stroke or disease.â
With this in mind (see what we did there), read on! As previously published on Science Dump
, this infographic gives a visual look at the gem locked away in our cranium.