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ElShamah - Reason & Science: Defending ID and the Christian Worldview

Otangelo Grasso: This is my personal virtual library, where i collect information, which leads in my view to the Christian faith, creationism, and Intelligent Design as the best explanation of the origin of the physical Universe, life, biodiversity

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What is the brain?

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1What is the brain?  Empty What is the brain? Tue 12 May 2020 - 16:35



Neuronal interdependence, evidence of Irreducible Complexity

The brain plays an essential role in just about every major human body system.

The interrelationship of all neuronal activities involves more than communication. The very characteristics, physical constants, of each neuron, are directly and indirectly related to and dependent upon its normal and functional interconnections with other neurons.  2 A reduction of the normal number of such interconnections in any given neuron not only interferes with the normal impulse traffic, the total amount and pattern of information input, but also alters the characteristics and consequently the behavior of such a neuron. Such altered behavior is abnormal because it no longer fits into the overall integration plan. This is the significance of neuronal interdependence.

My remark:
Is that not an implicit admission of Irreducible complexity? Either everything is in place, or nothing goes?

Some of its main functions include: 1

processing sensory information
regulating blood pressure and breathing
releasing hormones

The frontal lobes coordinate
motor skills,
impulse control

The parietal lobes are involved in
interpreting sensory information from other parts of the brain

The temporal lobes  coordinate specific functions, including
visual memory (such as facial recognition),
verbal memory (such as understanding language),
interpreting the emotions and reactions of others

The occipital lobes are heavily involved in the ability to
read and recognize printed words,
along with other aspects of vision

The cerebellum is involved with
fine motor skills, which refers to the coordination of smaller, or finer, movements, especially those involving the hands and feet. It also helps
the body maintain its posture, equilibrium, and balance

The diencephalon contains the

The thalamus acts as a kind of relay station for signals coming into the brain. It’s also involved in

sleep, and

The epithalamus serves as a connection between the limbic system and other parts of the brain. The limbic system is a part of the brain that’s involved with
long-term memory

The hypothalamus helps maintain homeostasis. This refers to the balance of all bodily functions. It does this by maintaining daily physiological cycles, such as
the sleep-wake cycle
controlling appetite
regulating body temperature
controlling the producing and release of hormones

The brain stem consists of three major parts
The midbrain helps control

eye movement
processes visual and
auditory information.

The pons contains the start of some of the cranial nerves. These nerves are involved in
facial movements and
transmitting sensory information

The medulla oblongata acts as
the control center for the function of the heart and lungs.
It helps regulate many important functions, including breathing, sneezing, and swallowing.

1. https://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/brain#brain-diagram
2. https://sci-hub.tw/https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079612308640510


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