Human Body Corporation

The Brain

VIDEO!

Here is a video that incorporates the Endocrine System and my system. Can you guess which system is mine?
[Psych Rap] - AP Psychology Rap - Parts of the Brain

General Information About The Brain

I, the Brain, am a light pink shade with a hint of grey. Some people may say I look like a big ball of spaghetti. I am located in the Nervous System near the skull. I function with many other departments including the Endocrine System. When I need to alert these systems I will send electrical signals through out our corporation.

Fun Facts About The Brain!

1. I'm 3 pounds.

2. I have many miles of blood vessels that flow through me.

3. I'm made up of 75% of water.

4. Yawning wakes me up and cools me down.

5. I use 20% of the oxygen in my department.

Nervous System

1. There is more nerve cells in the Nervous System than stars in the Milky Way.

2. The Nervous System's nuerons diameter can range from 4 to 100 microns.

3. At birth the Nervous System has millions of of nerve cells.

4. As the Nervous System grows the brain loses a gram each year.

5. The Nervous System has the ability of transmitting impulses at the speed of 100 meters per second.

The Importance Of The Brain

My function im my department is to send signals to other systems. Without the Brain the whole body would shut down because it couldn't be able signal the systems to do stuff like regulate body tempeture. If you remove me from the corporation the head would have extra fluids in it and all the systems would not be able to function because the Brain signals what the other systems should do. So eventually the whole body would shut down and die.

If I'm Removed, What Effect Will It Have On The Body?

Well, if I am removed we wouldn't be able to keep our body tempeture at 98.6 degrees because the Nervous System wouldnt be able to signal the Circulatory System. The Circulatory System will hate that. Oh and so will the Muscular System because they won't be able to make the muscles shiver and wouldn't be able to do its job and wouldn't get paid as much. Instead of laying me off, lay off the bones in the Skeletal System because we hire a new one every year!

Resources

- http://gothamschools.org/2008/12/04/poverty-hurts-kids-creative-thinking-as-much-as-brain-damage/- www.wisegeek.org - http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/humanbody/brain.html - http://youtu.be/kp4gNgtkQ4I