An Interactive Map Of The Brain

Time to play “name that cortex.”

Can you point out the small squiggle of gray matter that makes up the brain’s motor cortex? Or how about the eye fields, which control visual attention and eye movements? No? Take a look at this handy interactive infographic created by Open Colleges, an Australian online education company, which walks you through major parts of the brain and what they control.

It maps out different regions of the brain like the frontal lobes or the neo cortex, what processes they deal with and how studies have shown that region to impact learning. The graphic has three views: the cerebral cortex, the outer layer of the brain involved in a whole host of functions like sensory perception, motor control and learning; the limbic system, a group of structures that deals with emotion and behavior; and the neuron, the individual cells that transmit chemical messages throughout the nervous system. Within those tabs, you can explore deeper to learn about specific aspects of each structure, like the role of dopamine or the functions controlled by the occipital lobe.

Go ahead and play around with it.



Shots of Awe -We Have a Responsibility to Awe - Jason Silva

Ever ponder the miracle of life? Or perhaps wonder about the evolution of intelligence? In Shots of Awe, Jason Silva chases his inspiration addiction as he explores these topics and more. Every week we’ll look at the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz…

One of the ways we elicit wonder is by scrambling the self temporarily so that the world can seep in. - The Wondering Brain

"One of the problems with human beings is mental habit. Once we create a comfort zone we rarely step outside of that comfort zone. The consequence of this is a phenomenon called Hedonic Adaptation - Over stimulation to the same kind of thing, the same kind of stimuli again and again and again - renders said stimuli invisible. Your brain has already mapped it in your own head and you no longer need to be engaged by it. We have eyes that see not, ears that hear not, and hearts that neither feel or understand."

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Want to kick an addiction? "Music directly affects chemicals called neurotransmitters which relay information in our head. Drugs work in a similar way, except they make your brain lazy and convince it to stop making its own chemicals, because why do work when sweet China White is there to making everything all better? … Introducing music can increase levels of some chemicals associated with heavy addictions, like dopamine and norepinephrine, but significantly cuts back on suzziness and the willingness to give blowjobs for your next fix. In addition, certain music lowers things like heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, etc., that make you feel like killing everybody around you." #CrackedClassic

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