The Most Popular Human Brain Related Questions Asked On Quora – Dr Chugh’s Take On Them

A Vital Organ Indeed 

As you might already know, the brain is considered an essential part of the human body, and it can only show its maximum potential if there is a proper balance of your physical and mental health. The brain is basically formed by numerous neurons, which are connected by dendrites and axons. And any kind of work like moving, thinking, imagining, calculating, etc., gets done by electric impulses travelling from one neuron to another. In my opinion, it is the organ that makes you human!

What is the largest part of the brain?

The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and makes up 85% of the brain’s weight.

What is the weight of the average human brain?

The average brain weight in adult males is 1336 gram, while in adult females, it is 1198 gram. It makes up about 2% of the total body weight.

What is the biggest part of the human brain, and what is its function?

The cerebrum is the biggest part of the human brain, and it performs several functions:

  • Impacts emotions- helps in processing emotional situations.
  • Creates response-like a reaction to hotness, coldness etc.
  • Helps in initiating movement – walking, sitting, exercising
  • Helps in rationalising- Thinking, problem-solving, memory

What is the difference between the forebrain and frontal lobe?

As we all know, the forebrain is just the front portion of the brain and is formed by two main elements like telencephalon and diencephalon, and it helps in leading the complex cognitive activities as well as sensory and voluntary functions. Simultaneously, the frontal lobe is located right behind the forehead, and it plays a vital role in the brain’s intellectual properties like thinking, reasoning, and difficult problem-solving.

Is there any role of the brain in reflex action?

No, but the information about the reflex action is sent to the brain after 1 or 2 seconds. This is so that we should be aware of what has happened. The brain on its own cannot react as fast as the spinal cord to the reflex action. So the part of the reaction process is carried out by the spinal cord, but the information is also sent to the brain so that the person can be aware of the stimulus and prevent himself from that situation again.

For example, you remove your hand when touching a hot object. This is a reflex action. But sending the information to the brain makes the person aware that the object is hot and hence not to touch it again.

The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. It is made up of nerve cells, called neurons, and supporting cells called glial cells.

The brain and spinal cord are connected to the sensory receptors and muscles through long axons which make up the peripheral nerves. The spinal cord has two main functions: it is in charge of the simple reflexes such as the knee-jerk and the rapid withdrawal of a limb from a hot object or a pinprick, and can also handle more complex reflexes, and it forms a broad passage between the body and the brain for information travelling in both directions. 

What are the benefits of using brain booster music? Does it really work?

Music is not only a great source of stress and anxiety relief, but it’s also efficient in keeping your brain calm and active at the same time. I suggest that indulging in music in our daily activities can enhance our brain’s cognitive mechanism as the music’s lyrics and rhythm often help people create an automatic pattern in their working style. Due to the melody and lyrics in a song, it has the power to influence your emotions and bring the spirit of work to your regular boring activities.

Music therapy helps in enhancing your mood, memory, and sleep quality.

What is the function of sinuses in the brain?

Sinuses produce a slippery secretion known as mucous produced by the mucous glands, which helps moisturise the nose; mucus’s colour varies depending on the level of infection or sickness; mucus helps to protect the nose from various kinds of unwanted dust particles and pollution. Gradually it ends up getting swallowed by the throat. Sinuses also try to enhance the flexibility of our skull by clarifying the tone of our voice.

What Is the Best Food for the brain?

I recommend the following foods for a healthy brain:

  • Almond, often considered brain food, due to its high vitamin E level, promotes brain alertness and memory.
  • Fresh Berries are good for boosting memory and also help in decreasing the rate of cognitive disease.
  • Green Vegetables rich in various kinds of vitamins and carbohydrates play a vital role in the brain’s wellness. 
  • Turmeric with the active ingredient curcumin is good for boosting immunity, but it’s also useful in increasing the brain’s efficiency by improving memory and easing depression.
  • Fruits rich in vitamin C also energise the brain and help in preventing several neurological diseases.
  • Dark Chocolate with Caffeine and other antioxidants helps influence the mood and slows down the chances of neurological disease that can negatively impact physical and brain health.

What is brain fever?

Brain fever is a medical condition in which the patient undergoes fever symptoms accompanied by inflammation in a certain part of the brain due to various reasons.

Here are some common conditions which are often referred to as brain fever:-

  • Encephalitis is accompanied by fever, headache, and vomiting and is caused by viral infections or diseases.
  • Meningitis is an acute form of inflammation and is caused due to microorganisms or bacteria and symptoms, including fever, confusional states, headaches, and vomiting.
  • Cerebritis can be easily guessed by the name. It’s a form of cerebrum inflammation, and the symptoms have their own level of severity starting from headache, confusion slowly leading to stroke.

Is brain transplantation possible?

The brain being the most complex organ of the body makes brain transplantation impossible. Transplanting the brain is only limited to sci-fi movies.

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Hence, I will conclude by saying that though the human brain is a complex organ, many possibilities and alternatives are available to keep the brain healthy by protecting its standard mechanism. Our day to day activities can immensely influence our brain’s working and the working of our mind. So, it is up to us how we will deal with our life, as positivity will help our mindset grow and evolve into a better human being. Simultaneously, the negativity will only bring stress, depression, and bad thoughts in our mind leading to disbalance in the brain’s action.