The Human Brain

Manahan 1
As a topic for my research paper, I have chosen the brain, namely because my knowledge about it is limited. What I do know is that it is an organ in the body that contacts and obtains information from other parts of the body. I take without proof that the size of the brain is that of a person’s fist. In addition, I believe that the brain contains divisions, with each division owning its separate purposes, and when combined, they allow the brain to function. Also, I believe that the brain has a strong connection with sleep. Thus, I have brain stormed three questions about the brain: 1) is my definition of the brain correct? If not, what is the actual definition of a brain? 2) What are some interesting facts and myths about the brain? 3) Is there a connection between the brain and sleep? If so, what it is it?   Last of all, I hypothesize that the brain possesses many secrets that can benefit a person’s overall health.
  To start with, the brain is the organ that serves as the body’s control center (Striedter). The brain is apart of the nervous system and it: constantly receives information from the senses about conditions both inside and outside the body, rapidly analyzes this information and sends out signals that control the body’s muscles and glands, and stores information from past experiences, making learning and remembering possible (Striedter). Also, the brain is the organ of the mind because it is the source of all thoughts, moods, and emotions (Striedter). Although the standard definition of the brain might seem simple, there lies far greater complexities and mysteries about the brain yet to be discovered.
Manahan 2
      The human brain however, has the most highly developed brain of any living creature (Striedter). The human brain is separate from the brain of every other living creature. This is because the human brain allows people to use language, solve difficult problems, and create works of art (Striedter). In order to do these things,...