Human Body Corparation

Dr. B (brain)

By Clayton Burkhard, Cole Simmons, Dylan Gindt, and Wesley Miller

Physical appearance and location

The brain is actually grey, but looks pink due to the blood coursing through it.

It is a connection of tissues, it has no defined shape, but has two symmetrical halves.

The brain is located in the skull at the at the top of the body (in your head).

what happens if you remove the brain?

If the brain were to be removed from the body, electrical impulses could not be sent, and therefore you would not be able to respond to stimuli, external or internal.

my nervous system co-worker

The spinal cord is another organ located within the nervous system. the spinal cord delivers messages throughout the body to other systems with the help of neurons. Together, the brain and spinal cord make the center of the nervous system. If the brain were to be removed, there would be no electrical impulses for the spinal cord to transmit, leading up to the spinal cord also losing its job.

facts about the brain



1. The brain weighs about 3 pounds



2. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brains



3. The brain is made of approximately 75% of water



4. Since there are no pain receptors in the brain, the brain doesn’t feel any pain



5. The skin weighs twice as much as the brain.










facts about the nervous system


1. There are more nerve cells in the human brain than the stars in the milky way


2. There are 100,000,000,000 neurons in your brain alone


3. There are a total of 1,350,000 neurons in your spinal cord


4. The total surface area of the human brain is 25,000 cm


5. If all the neurons in the human body were in a line, they would stretch out over 600 miles.


nervous system and the importance of the brain


the job of the nervous system

The nervous system directs all activities in the human body.


Importance of the brain


The brain controls all functions inside the human body and sends instructions through electrical impulses which tell the other body parts what to do. Without the brain, the rest of the body parts would be relatively clueless about how to function.


More than just the Nervous system will be affected...

Without the brain, every system in the body wouldn't recieve instructions through electrical impulses, and therefore they wouldn't know what to do. Two examples of this are the Circulatory and Muscular system. Both systems rely on the brain to for their instructions. if the brain were removed, the Circulatory system wouldn't be able to send oxygen, nutrients, and heat to the rest of the body. The muscular system would be malfunctioning because you wouldn't be able to move. There would be no instructions telling the muscles what to do.

diseases and conditions

Without a brain, it is not possible to maintain homeostasis. Most likely, your body temperature will drop drastically. The result is Hypothermia. Hypothermia is a condition where your body drops too far below normal body temperature. Effects of Hypothermia include: frostbite, slurred speech, extreme weariness, confusion, and even death.

Why not someone else?

Instead of me, why not one of those kidneys. You don't need both to survive, and the blood can stay perfectly toxin free with only one employed.

Resources

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