The human brain is a topic that has intrigued creators throughout history. They imagine creative scenarios involving the keeping, transplanting, and removal of this organ. The reason that creators find it fascinating is its association with our thoughts.
Our brain is the center of our nervous system. As such, it controls most of the functions in our body. However, some functions, like the heart pumping blood, happens independently of the brain.
Brains are susceptible to damage, disease, and infection. It is vulnerable to degenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and multiple sclerosis. It is also susceptible to psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia and depression. Many of the conditions that affect our brains are hereditary. What this means is, we are genetically predisposed to them. Knowing your medical history is a great way to protect this central organ. Doctors use medical imaging, like EEGs, to scan the brain and make accurate diagnoses. Doctors treat some of its conditions can with therapy, instead of medication.