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We have spent a lot of time describing the prime organs and functions of the brain. There is much more that could be said, but this would require hundreds more pages. What we have tried to do is to show and emphasize that everything we do in life is totally dependent on perfect functional efficiency of all parts of the brain.
There are various factors that can interfere with healthy operation of the brain. The three main factors are:
- chronic mental stress and conflict
- insufficient respiration
- bad blood supply
Continue reading: Brain – General summary
The human brain requires an enormous amount of oxygen which is transported to the brain via the blood system. To continuously supply large amounts of oxygen the blood flow to the brain has to be correspondingly large. The brain weight is only 2% of the total body weight, yet it requires about 20% of the total blood supply coming from the heart to keep it in good condition. This also implies that 20% of the oxygen taken into the body by the lungs goes to the brain. This huge supply is necessary in order to meet the demand of the highly active neurons.
There is little storage of oxygen in the brain. Therefore, if nerves are totally deprived of blood for more than a few seconds, then they cease to function. If this continues for about five minutes then the nerves will die. This can lead to severe disturbance of the neurological functions. If the impoverished nerves can obtain enough oxygen from nearby blood vessels, they may be able to function for some hours or days, and eventually regain their working capacity. If the entire blood supply to the brain is stopped, then one will become unconscious in less than ten seconds. These facts clearly indicate the importance of an adequate blood supply to the brain and how sirshasana helps by supplementing the brain with an enriched blood supply.
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The pituitary is the master controller of the endocrinal system, though it is in turn controlled by the brain via the hypothalamus. It is a small pea-sized gland located near the top of the spine in the brain. It only weighs half a gram, but it exercises a vast influence on all the processes of the body. It regulates the production and secretion of the hormones produced by the glands. Without the sensitive control of the pituitary, the hormonal secretion of the other glands would create havoc in the body.
The pituitary gland produces a number of different hormones in small quantities. Some of these act directly on the body, but most of them trigger the functions of the other glands. In this way, the pituitary has widespread influences on almost everything that occurs within the body.
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A very interesting, yet little understood gland is the pineal gland. The function of this gland is not certain and baffled medical scientists are still trying to unravel its secrets. It is located in the centre of the brain, and is pea-sized. Many people have regarded it as an organ that has lost its purpose in the evolutionary growth of man. That is, that it had a use when man was in a more primitive state. However, this is most unlikely, since it has an extremely high blood flow. Per unit weight, it has the second largest blood flow of all the organs in the body, being second only to the kidneys. This suggests that it has a most important functional duty, which has not yet become obvious to scientists. In time, its secrets will be revealed. Though its physiological role cannot be definitely ascertained, it is regarded as an endocrinal gland.
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The endocrinal glands supplement the nervous system, in particular the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. Together, they make up a single neuroendocrine system that integrates and coordinates the metabolic activities of the body, and controls the ability of the body to face changes in the internal and external conditions. The two systems work hand in hand. However, the important difference between them is that the nervous reactions are quick and short lived, whereas endocrinal responses are slow and protracted to give permanent changes to the body. That is, the nervous system produces speedy changes in the body, while the endocrinal system gives continuity to these changes.
The glands are distributed throughout the body and secrete specific chemicals called hormones into the bloodstream. In this way, the hormones are distributed to all parts of the body. These trigger definite organs that react to specific hormones. In this manner changes are induced within the body according to the dictates of the brain, which is also the master controller of the endocrinal system.
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The nervous system is an extension of the brain, though the brain can also be considered to be part of the nervous system – it is a matter of definition. The brain communicates with the rest of the body through the nerves of the spine and a multitude of others outside the spine. The brain is like the telephone exchange and the nerves are like the thousands of telephone lines that connect the telephone exchange to individual telephones. Innumerable messages pass to and from the brain, bringing all organs, muscles and all parts of the body into direct communication with the “brain. Most of these messages occur below the level of conscious perception.
There are two main groups of nerves. One group is the sensory nerves which transmit information to the brain concerning the state and happenings in the outside environment and about the physical condition of the body, such as temperature, pain, etc. Each type of sensory perception requires a special receptor. The sensations connected with pain, pleasure and touch of objects depend on specific sensors; these cannot detect other sensations. There are thousands of these different sensors throughout the whole body. Nerve impulses from these detectors travel to the brain along specific nerve pathways; from there they are redirected to the particular brain centre connected with that type of sense. They are then interpreted according to previous experience.
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The brain is composed of two main types of tissue; one is called grey matter and the other white matter. The grey matter consists of nerve cells and the white matter of nerve fibres (lengths of nerve cells joined together). Unlike most other types of cells within the body, nerve cells do not regenerate or reproduce themselves. It is believed that each person is born with a full complement of these nerve cells to last the entire lifetime. They grow during childhood, but they do not multiply. If the cells die then the fibres will also die and vice versa. The nerve fibres connect the different cells together within the brain and also connect the brain to all parts of the body. They may be as long as fifty centimetres in length. It has been estimated that there are about two hundred million incoming and outgoing fibres linking the brain with the rest of the body.
The following is a brief description of the major functional areas of the brain.
Continue reading: Basic anatomy of the brain – Part 2