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The Human Brain

The human being is considered to be the ultimate form of life on the

earth. This is not because the human body is strong and agile. Many other

animals posses skills much superior to humans and are able to perform feats

humans can only dream of. The one thing that distinguishes humans from all

of the other organisms on this planet is the brain. The brain is the site

that controls the human body. However, unlike in animals, in man, the brain

is also the site of the mind. The mind gives humans superiority over other

creatures. It provides humans with the ability to reason, to feel and to

adapt. Because of this, man has achieved so much, and has also realized

During the course of evolution, ever since early Homo sapiens and his

ancestors walked on the surface of the earth, man has wondered about

himself, and how he relates to the natural world. People learned and

adapted to new lifestyles. As time passed, humans learned to record

history. They analyzed past events and applied this knowledge to solve

problems. These processes improved as more and more people supplied their

experiences to the common pool of knowledge. Such co-operation created the

modern man with his superb ability to think.

Many sciences were born. Some of them centered around humans. They

included, among many others, psychology and neurology. While psychology

deals with the mind and human behavior, neurology is the study of the

The nervous system of the human being consists of several parts. The

main structures are the brain and the spinal chord. The system also

includes nerves which sense external and internal stimuli and then relate

all information to the central processing unit, i.e. the brain.

Because of man's rapid evolution in technology and medicine, humans now

know a great deal more about their own nervous system then they did even a

few years ago. Th

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