The brain is a fascinating system. It is more than a clump of neurons. There are two main definitions of the brain. First, there is the 3-pound wonder version. This is the brain as the cerebral cortex. This is a very thin structure (about 4mm thick) and about the size of a large pizza. The thin neural pizza is then folded and mushed into the shape of a hemisphere. Two pizza hemispheres make a brain.
The second definition of a brain is: everything in the head. This includes the cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, thalamic system, cerebellum and other structures. When we say the stomach tells the brain when we’re hunger, this is the brain we mean. Let’s call this The Brains.
In the future, there will be a class on the brain and how it works. This where I will tell you all about it.
If you have a question about the brain you’d like me to include in the course, email me (ken (at) kentangen.com).
In the meantime, here is a video for you to enjoy:
STATUS: In Development.