You are your brain. You need a functioning brain in order to build and maintain a successful and thriving life. Few people understand much about brain function in general, much less theirs in particular. The more you learn and practically apply about the science of brain function, the more likely it is that you can use your own brain by design and the better you can relate to the brains of others.
In the past, much of what was learned about the brain was discovered somewhat indirectly (e.g., through observation of behaviors, by studying the anatomy of a brain post-mortem, through evaluating tests from blood and cerebral-spinal fluid).
Testing modalities for brain-function research such as brain-imaging equipment are opening up the brain much as ocean-going ships once opened up the globe.Studies have shown that:
Messages fly across the million miles or so of connecting nerve fibers that form the nervous system at rates of 400 feet per second (or 200 miles per hour).
The brain can hold 1000 times more information than a 20-volume encyclopedia.
Neurons act as sending and receiving transmitters, continually discharging electromagnetic energy that may be picked up consciously and subconsciously by other neurons.
Hopefully, the information in these Brain References will help you get to know your brain a bit better and enjoy the brains of others in a new way....