Reality Roots

Conjugate Pair

Existence & Form
Time & Space
Frequency & Wavelength

Reality Roots
Shape of Nature
Nature's Symphony from the Vibrating Waves of TimeSpace
Dancing Entities to the Rhythm of Emergence
"Classical" Systems Waltzing on Space Waves Turbulent Jitterbug Particles in "Quantum" Time

NOTE: Work in process web site -- Please "Reload" site each time you view to receive updates of the latest additions

links below to access pages


Celestial Bodies








"Acquired Knowledge is the product of Humility -- Pretentious Brilliance is the product of Conceit"
Humility breeds Brillance while Arrogance breeds Ignorance

Click links below to view related topics of Knowledge

The Brain

Matter of the Mind
The Brain is the biological substrate
supporting the process called the Mind

The human process of knowledge, as a function of the brain and consciousness is significantly complicated. Neuroscience has much to learn about the intricacies that make up the human brain in its many functions and inter-relations as the biological substrate of the mind. According to Neuroscientist the brain is classifies into two basic functional parts, CNS, the central nervous system, consisting of the brain and spinal cord and the PNS and the peripheral nervous systems which consists of neurons located outside of the brain and spinal cord. The process of knowledge is more directly associated with the CNS, however, experience is communicated to the brain through the senses which are part of PNS.
See: List of animals by number of neurons - Wikipedia, the free ...

Human Brain
Approximate Weight
2.86 lbs
86 Billion Neurons

How the Human Brain Works

Brain Structure

Brain External
Left Side View External Parts


The Functional Brain

The adult human brain is grossly divided into five basic areas. The term Rostral (toward the front or head end) and the Caudal (toward the back or tail) are used generally to refer to the front and back of the brain, respectfully, while the terms Dorsal and Ventral refer to the top and bottom or underside of the brain.

The telencedphalon is the rostral-most subdivision of the brain consisting of two cerebral hemispheres. This area is the most recently evolved area of the brain. It is the outer surface of the telencephalon (cortex), which is believed to be the seat of the mind.

The diencephalons includes the thalamus and the hypothalamus below and are responsible for the central control of homeostatic (temperature) in the body.

The mesencephalon (mid-brain) consists of a number of structures involved in reflexes.

The metencaphalon (between brain) has two major structures, the cerebellum (large ball-shaped at the base of the brain) and the pons (bridge) connecting the cerebellum to the rest of the brain.

The myelencephalon (long white structure, also called the medulla or medulla oblongata because it has long pathways), provides for axons or processes of neurons transverse in bundle along the spinal cord.
The forebrain refers to the rostral-most of the brain, includes the telencephalon and the diencephalon.

The hindbrain refers to the caudal brain subdivision, includes the metencephalon and the myelencephalon.

The brainstem is a collective term referring to the mesencephalon, metencephalon and myelencephalon.

Nerve Cell of the Brain

The brain contains some 9 billion neurons. A child's brain continues to expand through the adolescent years and triples in size with various refinements and influences through the impressionable, plastic period of development. At maturity, the human brain weights about 1300 grams (2.866 lbs.) as compared to a chimps brain of about 400 grams (.881 lbs.).

Neurotransmitters play a critical role in the process of communication that occurs between neurons. The function of any area of the brain is dependent both on how it is connected via pathways to other areas of the brain and on the particular neurotransmitter that is used at individual synapse.

cell neuron
Neuron Diagram
Neuron Diagram

Nerve Cell Functional Parts

A neuron is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information by electrical and chemical signaling. Chemical signaling occurs across the synapse, the special connector providing connection with other neuron cells. Through these connections are formed neural networks. Neurons make up the CNS (Central Nervous System) which includes the brain, spinal cord and peripheral ganglia (external mass of nerve tissue not part of the brain or spinal cord).

Sensory neurons respond to touch, sound , light and various stimuli affecting cells of the sensory organs. In turn they send signals to the spinal cord and brain. Motor neurons receive signals from the brain and spinal cord which in turn cause muscle contractions and affect numerous other glands.

The soma is the bulbous end of a neuron contain the cell nucleus.

The dendrites are the branched projections of a neuron that act to conduct the electrochemical stimulation received from other neural cells to the cell body (soma).

The axon is a long, slender projection of a nerve cell that conducts electrical impulses away from the neuron's cell body.

The synapse provides a mechanical and electrical conductive link between two abutting neurons that is formed at a narrow gap between the pre- and post synaptic gap junction. Synapses are highly dynamic and are modified by experience.

Neurotransmitters play a critical role in the process of communication that occurs between neurons. Brain plasticity underlies learning and memory. through the dynamics of synapses. The function of any area of the brain is dependent both on how it is connected via pathways to other areas of the brain and on the particular neurotransmitter that is used at individual synapse. Brain functionality is a very complex activity, not well understood in detail by science.


Is the Brain Vibratin?

All Rights Reserved