Hoffman, Mathew, M.D. “Human Anatomy.” WebMD.com, Accessed 8 Apr. 2017. The article that I found is about the parts of the brain. I found this website by typing into google: parts of the brain. The person who wrote this article was Mathew Hoffman M.D. Mathew is qualified for writing an article like this because he has a legitimate medical background. Next to his name at the beginning of the article is M.D. which means he is a certified doctor, thus, proving his legitimacy. This article is related to my project because since I am studying how the brain works, I require to know the parts of the brain and how they work in order to know why people make certain decisions.
“The Human Brain: How We Decide.” Decision Making, This video is about the human brain and how we make decisions. I found thins video on Youtube by looking at videos recommended for me, after watching the crash course video on the human brain. The video was brought by the California Academy of Sciences. This source is reliable because the California Academy of Sciences is a museum in California. and the information gathered in that museum is from does, thus making it right to trust this source. This video is relevant to my research because I am researching aboput the brain and quick decision making. And this video describes exactly that.
Layton, Julia. “How Fear Works.” howstuffworks.com, 13 Sept. 2005, science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/fear2.htm. Accessed 15 May 2017. Website explained how the hypothalamus, a lobe in our brain, is responsible for creating hormones such as adrenaline causing us to either flee or attack a threat.
“Meet Your Master: Getting to Know Your Brain - Crash Course Psychology #4.” Crash Course Science Series, Accessed 12 Apr. 2017. This online video was about introducing yourself to your brain, and how you are subject to your brain, while you are your brain, and your brain is you. I found this video by looking into videos from searching into google: the brain crash course. This video was done by crash course.I feel that crash course is a qualified source for video research because their videos have been assigned for me to watch in past classes in other subjects. If st. Marks relies on crash course to give me reliable information on a subject, then I believe that using crash course is viable research material. This video applies to my work because It talks about the brain and that is what my research project is all about. Also, I wantet my research in an other way other than by video.
Melina, Remy. “Difference Between the Right Brain Left Brain.” livescience.com, 12 Jan. 2011, Accessed 15 May 2017. This page was very helpful as it gave me the big chunk of the information that I needed for my website and video.
“The Most Popular Social Issues of 2017.” Isidewith.com, Accessed 9 Apr. 2017. 1) What was this article/book/blog/etc about? 2) Where did I find this article/book/blog/etc? 3) Who wrote this article/book and how are they qualified to write such an article/book? and 4) How, specifically, did this article apply to your work?
This is not an article, it is instead a webpage. I found this webpage by looking up on the web: social issues. There is no specific person who wrote up this webpage, its more like a group which is iSidewith.com. The reason why this is a trustful website because there is no bias, or political leaning of any kind. it gives you information from both sides and brings up issues that affect everyone. There is proof of this because at the very bottom of the page it says this: iSidewith is not affiliated with any political party, candidate, or interest group. Their reliability with non-bias information sets a good impression and makes me more keen on using it for my research. This page is related to my project because it has all the social issues going on in this country which is exactly what I am required to have in my project.
Phelps, James R., M.D. “Human Decision-Making: a scary thing.” Psycheducation.org, Dec. 2014, psycheducation.org/treatment/psychotherapy-for-bipolar-disorder/exercise-and-mood-not-the-usual-rap/human-decision-making-a-scary-thing/. Accessed 9 Apr. 2017. This article is about how we make decisions with our brains, I found this article as the front page article from a website which I found by typing into the search bar: Human Decisions. The person who wrote this article was James R. Phelps M.D. They are certainly certified for writing an article because of the suffix in his name: M.D. this means literally Medicinae Doctor. This is the official title of a doctor. Being a doctor makes him qualified for writing an article about the brain and how we make decisions. This article relates to my topic because not only am I studying the decisions and actions of the brain, but also the brain is literally in everything we do. Therefore it may be helpful to learn about how and why the brain makes certain decisions for us.
FIGHT OR FLIGHT
welcome to the right hemisphere, the half of the brain used by only 8% of the brain here are the strengths of the other half.
Left Handed People tend to be more art-oriented people. They have a stronger capability to define a 3 dimensional space, and tell apart sounds in a musical piece or general sound. Left Handed People are also better at creative thinking.
Being able to intemperate sounds, 3d shapes and being more creative can beneficial to early humans for example when one hears a call from a beast, left handed people may be more attentive to the sound and intemperate the distance, size, and type of creature that made the sound. Left handed humans could tell apart sounds in a junction of sounds. While righties may have a more difficult time. This is beneficial in certain situations and thus increases chance of survival.
Modern day Correlation
In an age where complex buildings are built everywhere, left handed people may be better designers and architects.
New music with conducted sounds are put together, musical artists who are left handed may be stronger composers.
Welcome to the Left Hemisphere, the most preferred half of the brain among humans. Here are common strengths of the right half.
The right hemisphere is strong with logic and reasoning, their good with numbers, in school, right handed people tend to excel in math and science related classes. Supposedly, right handed people are stronger with assessing situations.
Being able to asses situations fast is a benefit to humans, especially in evolution. For example, in early human years, if a fearsome beast approaches, a right handed human may be more intelligent in deciding wether to run away of fight the beast. When a left handed human may not be as smart, thus having higher risk of being killed.
Modern Day Correlation
In American Football a ball carrier advances down the field and encounters face to face with a defender. The Brain views the defender as a predator and decides wether to advance into the defender (fight) or attempt to elude the defender laterally (flight). This situation can be presented in many other sports like rugby hockey and lacrosse. However sports with rules that forbid intentional contact like basketball, baseball and soccer, may restrict the options to only eluding the defender (flight).
LEFT BRAIN AND RIGHT BRAIN
The Big Divide
Your brain is divided into two hemispheres. The left, and right hemisphere. The left hemisphere controls the right side of the brain, and the right hemisphere controls the left side of the body. During childhood, humans will develop the dominance in either the left hemisphere, or right hemisphere. This development is called lateralization.
The Left and Right hemisphere is connected b the Corpus Callosum.
People who are dominant in the left hemisphere are nicknamed "righties" or "right handed" since they tend to prefer to use the right hand over the left to perform hand based tasks. People who are right hemisphere dominant are referred to as "lefties" or "left handed" because of the preference to use their left hand over their right.
An estimated 92% people in the world are right handed. Scientific results for why this is are inconclusive, however this statistic does not make right handed people better off than left handed people. In fact there is a difference between the purposes of the left and right hemispheres.
To accompany the sections of this page, I will create a short video segment that relates to section that is being explained.
The brain takes about one tenth of your body, However it has 100% control of you. Referring to you brain when thought through can be a little uncomfortable and weird. After all, the brain is you. So when talking about the brain, technically speaking your talking about yourself.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Hi, I am Kent Place, and i'm a freshman boarder at St. Marks school in Southborough, Massachusetts.
I love Football, Baseball, and Acting. I also love human anatomy and the study of our vital organs.
I have been tasked to create a project that involves a subject that I take interest in. One of my many interests is the brain functions and capabilities. For this project, I will constantly be uploading fun facts, and statistics. By the end of this project I plan on having intricate videos explaining all the cool things about the brains power using affects and acting.
I hope you continue to follow this blog and stay tuned for more to come!
THE BIG BAD BRAIN
And Why Its So Powerful
Hello, and welcome to my website. I am so excited that you have decided to stop by, as I have so much to tell you about my school project. I have spent countless hours and sleepless night putting all the pieces together, and I am very excited to share it with you. Keep reading on to find out more information.
Neuro Enthusiast, Student Athlete