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What's in a brain?

What's in a brain? That which we call prose, by any other name would still be speech. Thus the brain by any other term would function the same, right?  Okay, okay...let's kick the Shakespearean vibe for a second and get down to some facts. How much do you know about your brain, and how can you maximize your brain power? This question inspired us to create The Brain Power Tee in hopes of sparking a conversation. A conversation with complex layers; just like the brain. The word “power” may give the indication that we are talking muscles here.  However, the brain is an organ, not a muscle. In fact, it is one of the most complex organs in the human body. The brain has multiple layers and lobes that work together to control the functions of the body. The four main lobes include the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the occipital lobe, and the temporal lobe.

You might be wondering which lobe handles what at this point.  Well, a good starting point for gathering and organizing this information would be with one of Brainscape's flashcard sets.  We'll throw out some examples of our own for now in effort to paint a better picture.  Speaking of painting a picture, which lobe do you think helps you process what you are seeing?  That would be the occipital lobe.  Thank your occipital lobe for its support in the process of you getting those googly eyes over that guy or gal you've had a crush on for a while.  You know the one you just can't seem to muster up enough nerve to talk to.  Well when you can't find the words to say, thank your temporal lobe for letting you down.

What's your favorite song?  If we took a poll of everyone who has read this article, the answers would likely be across several different genres. Guess which lobe helps you remember those lyrics to that song you're belting while holding your 9 PM shower concert? That's also the temporal lobe. Whether you're whispering in someone's ear or screaming at the top of your lungs, it is the temporal lobe that functions to assist in processing your language and auditory skills. When you're screaming “ouch” at the top of your lungs because you're in pain, however, there is another lobe that is joining the mix. That lobe would be the parietal lobe as it is this lobe the helps us process pain.

The last of the aforementioned lobes discussed is the frontal lobe.  This lobe helps us with our reasoning and judgment, as well as the overall regulation of our emotions.  SO GET YOUR FRONTAL LOBE UNDER WRAPS BEFORE YOU FLY OFF THE HANDLE!!

We have covered some information on the four lobes, and there is still so much more to discuss.  The nerve of you to think we could cover everything about the brain in this short article...don't you know how many nerves the brain has?  Well, you can start working to maximize your brain power by researching that on your own.  However, if the brain has limitless potential, can we ever maximize our brain power?  One thing you can do is employ brain exercises that help to keep your brain sharp.

Now be on your nerdy way.

~Nerdy Jerks 

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