Health Scan-December 2019
Thinking, decision making, and planning, reasoning,   parts of speech, Language evaluation, movement,    problem solving, Cognitive emotion analysis, Impulse Control, Social behaviour,  analytical memory, motor movement organization Primary sensory area.  Receives  impulses from the skin, such as warmth, cold, pain, and touch ,  visual sensory  recognition,     spatial information, understand written language and solve mathematical problems,  handles letters and numbers Auditory   recognition, memory,   object & face recognition,  General knowledge memory recall,  Music, evaluation of          word meanings Visual processing which includes shapes, colour depth, color pattern and angle recognition Parietal LOBE: Frontal LOBE: Temporal LOBE: Occipital LOBE: Brain stem The brainstem houses many of the control centres for vital body functions, such as swallowing, breathing, temperature, reflexes  and vasomotor control. All of the cranial nerve nuclei, except those associated with olfaction and vision, are located in the brainstem, providing motor and sensory function to structures.  Cerebellum The cerebellum is also called as “little brain”  and   is located at the back of the brain, underlying the occipital and temporal lobes of the cerebral cortex   The cerebellum accounts for approximately 10% of the brain’s volume, yet,  it contains over 50% of the total number of neurons in the brain.  It  plays a vital role in virtually all physical movement, balance, eye movements  and vision.   Maintenance of balance and posture, Coordination of voluntary movements, Motor learning, fine-tuning motor programs to make accurate movements through a trial-and-error process and more. Is it brain power or Mind power? Yoga has the potential to enhance the mind power as well as brain power Rope walking…….the amazing  Focussed  action Hypothalamus: is   the master control of the autonomic system. It plays a role in controlling behaviors such as hunger, thirst, sleep, other responses. It also regulates body temperature, blood pressure, emotions, and secretion of hormones.  Pituitary gland: lies in a small pocket of bone at the skull base.  The pituitary gland is connected to the hypothalamus of the brain  known as the “master gland,” which controls other endocrine glands in the body. It secretes hormones that control sexual development, promote bone & muscle growth and respond to stress.  Pineal gland: It helps regulate the body’s internal clock and circadian rhythms by secreting melatonin. It has some role in sexual development as well.  Thalamus: It serves as a relay station for almost all information that comes and goes to the cortex. It plays a role in pain sensation, attention, alertness and memory.  Limbic system: is the center of our emotions, learning, and memory. Included in this system are the cingulate gyri, hypothalamus, amygdala (emotional reactions) and hippocampus (memory).  Cranial Nerves: There are 12 cranial nerves that play importnat rolein the nervous system. They include:  control hearing, eye movement, facial sensations, taste, swallowing and movement of the face, neck, shoulder & tongue muscles, smell and vision.    Hippocampus: It  plays a critical role in the formation, organization, and storage of new memories as well as connecting certain sensations and emotions to these memories.  It also plays a role in consolidating memories during sleep. It has important role in ‘learning’ process. Other prime parts that play crucial role in our mind dynamics These brain structures along with the help of various chemicals such as neurotransmitters are crucial in the formation, encoding, regulation and modulation of thought processes and build concept of awareness called consciousness in the domain of Mind. ! It is conglomeration of Both For more information on Yoga,  visit or email contd...from previous page