BRAIN, n. An apparatus with which we think that we think. —Ambrose Bierce

Structure of the Brain

A brain is, at least, a bundle of nerves that acts as the center of the nervous system. It is connected to the spinal cord by the brainstem.

Everyone's brain is different. Your brain is different from the brain of anyone else. However, the difference between your brain and another person's brain is very small. The underlying structure for all human brains is the same barring tragic circumstances.

The basic unit of the brain is the neuron. The brain is composed of billions of neurons.

Frontal Lobe

Occipital Lobe

Parietal Lobe

Specialization of Function

Brain Myth

A brain myth is a myth about the brain which includes dubious details about it's structure, capabilities, or functions.

10% Brain Myth

The most commonly accepted brain myth is the 10 Percent Brain Myth which alleges that we only use about 10% of our brain capacity and conversely that 90% of brain mass is unused. This myth is primarily widely accepted among people who lack a basic knowledge of brain structure. There are no unused parts of the brain.

Those who believe the 10 Percent Brain Myth also tend to believe that fabulous psychic powers could be realized if only those unused or inactive parts of the brain could be used.

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