Human Brain Essay

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The brain is an astonishing product of evolution. This can be seen by our numerous technological developments and society structure. The brain has always been the most important organ for species that had developed past the cellular stage and has always performed the same functions that it does now but has developed constantly to where it is now through growth and a reorganization of its’ primary functions and gained the ability to learn has been something that the human brain does better than other brains. Our brains have not always been like this and many social and biological factors have led us to where they are now. The brain of an organism has always been the most important organ that one can possess. The brain is the control center…show more content…
In fact not only is the human brain bigger than the closely related great apes but it is also organized in different fashion. The reorganization of the human brain was allowed by the constant growth of the brain becoming increasingly more apparent ~3.5-3.0 million years ago. Many of the functions that humans have that other great apes do not have were developed from the reorganization of the brain such as, increased visual comprehension, visual comprehension outside of the primary focus point of the pupil, the introduction of a secondary somatosensory cortex, better angular perception of special relations among objects, better facial recognition, better spatial reasoning skills, comprehension of language, increased motor control, (the ability to walk in a bipedal fashion) more advanced vocalization of languages, and a complex cognitive memory (allowing the experience of inhibition of impulse, foresight, etc.). The human cranial capacity compared to other species is much larger, (gorillas have 700ml while humans have 1,200ml) allowing for our brains to be bigger and accomplish more prestigious things using them. This is possible because of our body’s ability to perform cortical folding allowing for more brain matter to form in the limited space they have in our cranial…show more content…
There are many benefits to having our advanced brains. They include our current social status as the dominate species in any food chain imaginable because of our ability to problem solve was for us to kill instead of be killed or at least survive the encounter with another species that could kill us in a head on fight. Another would be that they are able to maintain our social structure and government that they have developed because of our ability to understand others and our trust in others to help us when they need it. Lastly would be our ability to problem solve giving us the capability to overcome any obstacle they find in our way such as how to not be killed by stronger animals, how to kill those other animals, how to transport large objects or a large sum of small
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