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Ways to Stimulate the Human Brain

Ways to stimulate. THE HUMAN BRAIN WEIGHT The largest part of the brain, the cerebrum, accounts for 85% of that weight. It's responsible for our conscious thought. The average brain weighs 3 pounds EVERYONE'S FAVORITE STIMULI: CAFFEINE Adenosine reduces neural activity. Caffeine mimics this neurochemical and binds to adenosine receptors in their place, allowing the body's natural stimulants to do their thing. Caffeine metabolites: Increase oxygen flow &nutrients Increase heart rate Improve concentration SIGHT SOUND The visual vortex works with the eyes to process visual information. But, it also processes sound. Music is a drug, even though no chemicals are introduced into your body. A neuroscience study found the "feel good" hormone dopamine is released when listening to music. TASTE SMELL Food molecules bind to olfactory nerve endings in the roof of your nose, which signal the olfactory bulb to send smell messages to the brain. Our sense of smell is responsible for the vast majority of what we taste. OUR BRAINS: A GALAXY OF ACTIVITY - In the cortex alone, there are 100,000 miles of nerve fibers. - The adult male brain has 86 billion neurons. - Each neuron has between 1,000 to 10,000 synapses. - That adds up to as many as 125 trillion synapses in just the cerebral cortex. That's at least 1,000 times the number of stars in our galaxy. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/iage/201402/complexity-our-brain http://www.medicaldaily.com/your-brain-muUsic-how-our-brains-process- SOURCES : melodies-pull-our-hearistrings-271007 http://time.com/64985/how-caffeine-affects-brain/ http://www.tastescience.com/abouttaste2.html http://mbamedical.com/neurosurgery-billing-services/ MBA MEDICAL BUSINES S ASSOCIATES

Ways to Stimulate the Human Brain

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How does this complex instrument of ours relate to the day-to-day stimuli that we encounter? Glad you asked. Here’s just a taste of how the brain interacts with environmental stimuli.

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