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The Brain Controls Everything

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Robyn Wheeler

on 28 February 2013

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The Brain Controls Everything Presented By Robyn Wheeler, CBIS The brain is truly wonderful and complex, seamlessly and apparently effortlessly able
to attend to multiple tasks at the same time. However, the human brain,
via religion or science, art or technology...
has yet to figure itself out. Neuroanatomy John S. Allen 2. The slowest speed information travels in the brain is ____ mph.
a. 80
b. 260
c. 26 1. The average human brain is ___% water.
a. 5%
b. 20%
c. 80% 3. Your brain is 2% of your total body weight, but uses ____% of your body’s energy.
a. 35%
b. 20%
c. 2% 4. There are about __________ neurons in the human brain, the same number of stars in our galaxy.
a. 1 trillion
b. 100 million
c. 100 billion 5. An estimated _______ thoughts are produced by the brain on an average day.
a. 70,000
b. 7,000
c. 70 Frontal Lobe Parietal Lobe Cerebellum Temporal Lobe Occipital Lobe Brain Stem Nucleus Axon Axonal-Dendritic
Synapse Brain Trivia How the Brain Becomes Injured Suffer a Brain Injury Annually 1,700,000 NFL Media Sports Concussions Blast Injuries Falls 35.2%

MVA 17.3%

Struck By 16.5%

Assaults 10% Of the 1.7 Million

52,000 Die

85,000 long-term disabilities Young adults and elderly are at the highest risk 5,300,000 people are currently living with a disability caused by a brain injury Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Myelin Sheath Non-traumatic Brain Injury Acquired
Injury Brief or no loss of consciousness
Feeling dizzy, nauseous or faint
Weakness, shaking
Blurred vision, headaches
Trouble talking
Length of time symptoms persist Mild Traumatic
Brain Injury
(Concussion) Traumatic
Brain Injury Anoxic/Hypoxic
Intracranial surgery
Infectious diseases
Metabolic disorders
Toxic exposure
Stroke Motor Vehicle Accident
Pedestrian vs Car
Abuse or violence
Bike Accident
Combat Bonus Question:
How many people loose consciousness during a concussion? Answer:
Less than 10% Prevention is the Only Cure Attention and concentration
Motor planning and initiation
Awareness of abilities/limitations
Personality Identification of size, shapes, and colors
Controls sensation (touch, hot or cold, pain)
Spatial perception
Visual perception
Identify body parts Memory
Recognizing and processing sound
Understanding language (receptive language)
Organization Balance
Skilled motor activity
Visual perception Breathing
Arousal and consciousness
Attention and concentration
Heart rate
Sleep and wake cycles Receive and process visual information
Perceiving shapes and colors
Understanding what you see Mental flexibility
Inhibition of behavior
Problem solving
Planning and anticipation
Judgment 1 = 20 Seconds Firearms Seat belt/Safety seat Helmet Environment Safety Distracted driving Driving under influence What Have We Learned How can a brain injury affect mental health? What lobe of the brain integrates our sense of touch? How many people sustained a brain injury during this presentation? Name a few types of non-traumatic brain injuries? What can be challenging about returning to
school or work after a brain injury? What is the most common way to receive an injury in the general population? As a young adult? Falls - Motor Vehicle Accidents Stroke, Infection, Tumor, Toxin, Hypoxia 200 Memory, fatigue, concentrations, accommodations, disclosure, awareness Parietal lobe Adjustment, Grief and loss, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide Thank You For Your Time and Attention!
Questions? I have a concussion...
Now what?!? 4, 658 = Day 194 = Hour 3 = Minute 1,700,000 = Year What is the only cure for brain injury? Prevention ? Decision
Making Decision
Making Why Am I Here? What are some of the
behaviors you observe ?

What might they be
symptoms of? 1. A physical or mental feature that is regarded as indicating a condition or disease

2. A sign of the existence of something, esp. of an undesirable situation

Synonyms: clue, warning sign, indicator symp·tom 1. The way in which one acts or conducts oneself, esp. toward others

2. The way in which a person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus

Synonyms: action, conduct, attitude, expression be·hav·ior Behaviors vs Symptoms Who we are
Who they are We Like things They fixate on objects
We try to make friends They attention-seek
We love people They are dependent
We take a break They go off task
We have hobbies They self stimulate
We persevere They perseverate
We insist They tantrum
We stand up for ourselves They are non-compliant
We are caregivers They are clients
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