ALPHABETICAL BRAIN™ VOCABULARY
YOUR CEREBRUM #11
October 29, 2019
WHAT IS YOUR CEREBRUM?
AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?
The primary purpose of your cerebrum is to control your conscious bodily movements. It is the largest part of your brain and includes the cerebral cortex cover, which is the outermost layer of your brain that consists of hundreds of billions of tightly packed neurons.
It gives you conscious control over your behavior, including speech and decision making, by generating biochemical current (signals/impulses) that can control your thoughts and feelings and memories so you are able to make smart decisions regarding survival, security, and pleasure issues.
Since humans have evolved to become the greatest survivalists on earth, it is important to know how the evolution of your cerebrum caused humans to become the most dominant species on earth. Your cerebrum is the newest part of the human brain to have evolved after hundreds of thousands of years of developmental changes.
In addition, humans developed fully as Homo sapiens only about 40,000-50,000 years ago precisely because of our incredible cerebrum with its cerebral cortex cover and many other aspects of bodily structure. Our upright stance and strong muscles have contributed a lot to our worldwide supremacy over all other life forms, but our cerebrums have mattered the most.
Since your cerebrum is split into two parts, a Left Hemisphere and a Right Hemisphere, your cerebral cortex is often referred to in its divided sense as having two "cortices" (plural for "cortex"). Your cerebrum is covered by six layers of thin, wrinkly, and densely folded sheets of soft brain tissue consisting of 100-200 billion tightly packed neuron cell bodies crowded together to cover your cerebrum.
Your cerebrum provides you with more brainpower than any other animal has, including animals that are larger in physical size who have larger brains, such as elephants and whales. That is because their brains have proportionally far less gray matter in their cerebral cortex tissue than what our human cerebrums contain.
But whatever names are used, the unmistakable fact is that the primary function of your brain's cerebrum is to help your body survive. Now brain scientists consider your brain to be inextricably connected to your body and the primary source of your conscious self-awareness. That means, you have an emotional "self" but not a spiritual "soul", since a healthy body is required to cause your conscious self-awareness!
By optimizing the relationship between your cerebrum (intellectual brain) and your limbic system (emotional brain), you can empathize with others and work with others to create something greater than yourself. This involves the possibility of helping to liberate more diverse people around the world from abject poverty, including bad food and poor educations.
Luckily, your brain gives you an unlimited potential to bond with others to create a better human civilization in the future. Brain science compels a rational person to be curious to find out more information about what causes human emotions. Your cerebrum is not the source of your feelings, but your cerebrum is intimately and intricately connected to your limbic system, which is the source of your feelings.
Your limbic system creates your emotions out of the neurotransmitters and hormones that can be stimulated and controlled by neuronal signals from your cerebrum, which is the executive controller of your emotions.
These brain facts can be the basis of a universal human rights belief system.
RECOMMENDATION: You can re-read this summary according to a reinforcement schedule, such as a few hours later and a few days later and then several times in the next week or two. This strategy can help you take advantage of the power of the spaced-repetition method of memorization. Such deep introspection can change your adaptive self-identity and increase your self-esteem (positive emotions about yourself). Remember always:
You are your adaptable memory!
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