Weighing at just 2% of the total body weight, the human brain is probably the most complex structure. It is the centre of control of all the body functions and senses. The average weight of the human brain is around 1.5 kg and it contains about 86 billion nerve cells (neurons) that control every action you take.The human brain along with the spinal cord, make up the Central Nervous System in humans. It is the command centre for the Nervous system. The brain controls even the smallest of our actions such as laughing; crying out in pain, walking, breathing, etc. It is a communication centre where decision making happens and is also responsible for the communication and coordination between different parts of the body.
The human brain is made up different parts and compartments, for each of the functions. Take a look at the different parts of the brain – (a) Forebrain (b) Midbrain & (c) Hind Brain
Midbrain, also called mesencephalon, region of the developing vertebrate brain that is composed of the tectum and tegmentum. The midbrain serves important functions in motor movement, particularly movements of the eye, and in auditory and visual processing.It is located within the brainstem and between the two other developmental regions of the brain, the forebrain and the hindbrain; compared with those regions, the midbrain is relatively small.
The midbrain is the biological equivalent of the Internet; it’s a vital aspect of our neural ‘information superhighway,’ which transfers visual and auditory input to the brain and motor (movement) information from the brain.
The forebrain is the ‘front’ (fore) brain and is composed of the cerebral cortex, the area that most people think of as the ‘brain’; it’s the ‘supercomputer’ of the human body. The hindbrain, or ‘back’ (hind) brain, is composed of the cerebellum and the pons and the medulla oblongata (or medulla, for short) of the brainstem; it is evolutionarily the oldest part of our brain, controlling primal instincts and automated actions of the body, such as our ‘fight or flight’ response and heart rate.
The midbrain, on the other hand, acts most notably as the information superhighway connecting these two regions. It enables your brain to integrate sensory information from your eyes and ears with your muscle movements, thereby enabling your body to use this information to make fine adjustments to your movements.
Midbrain acts as a communication bridge between the left and right brain.so that the left and right brain communicate more effectively and function with each other leading to more balanced used of full brain. The science behind this concept of Midbrain Activation is the technique of optimizing the function of our middle brain, which is the ‘bridge’ between the left and right brain. Having this ‘bridge’ activated allows for the retrieval of information between the left and the right brain, which leads to more efficiency in learning and absorbing information. It also brings out and strengthens characteristics such as creativity, memory, application skills, self-confidence, and the ability to concentrate. Midbrain activation improves learning efficiency several times, to maximize the ability of the brain.
Root of Midbrain activation or the origin of this practice is from India and to a large extent based on the fundamentals of Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Sound. It is an ancient Indian system and science of inner transformation through sound and tone. Nada yoga is based on the premise that the entire cosmos and everything in it (including humans) consist of sound vibrations, or nadas.
A child with an active midbrain learns quickly and absorbs from surroundings effectively.It keeps both the left and the right brains functional. The left-brain functions to think logically, judgement ability, language, control of knowledge and senses related to IQ.
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