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Transcript of Apoc-synapse Now
Divisions of the Brain Analogy
by David Mock
“My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones In keeping with my "Mind is a weapon" theme, I will compare the divisions of the brain and their roles to members of a Special Forces squad, each with their own specialties...
Let me introduce you to the team! NAME: Frontal Lobe
ROLE: Team Leader
SKILLS: Judgement, Problem Solving. Creativity, Planning NAME: Diencephalon
SKILLS: Sensory information relay ---------------- Sees the big picture
and synthesizes the
info from the
rest of the team. Gathers and relays information like hunger, thirst, sex drive, temperature, noise, stress etc. NAME: Brain Stem
SKILLS: Regulate breathing and heart rate His job? Keep you alive! NAME: Cerebellum
ROLE: Mission Planner
SKILLS: Balance, posture, guiding, predicting and corrective actions Cerebellum keeps the team on course,
and if the circumstances change,
he uses prediction and corrective methods
to adapt! NAME: Occipital Lobe
SKILLS: Vision Occipital lobe handles vision processing and works in conjunction with Parietal lobe, to join audio/visual information together NAME: Parietal Lobe
SKILLS: Language Handles high sensory and language for the team, works with the Occipital lobe to combine Audio/Visual information NAME: Temporal Lobe
SKILLS: Hearing, Memory, Meaning Studies and assigns
meaning to information,
Stores information for
later reference All Images created by David Mock
Instrumental: "Ski Mask Way" Produced by Disco D
Quote found at http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/530052-my-mind-is-my-weapon-my-brother-has-his-sword