The human brain is the master organ, controlling an unimaginable number of functions all over our bodies at the same time. The brain is proof of God.  Image for a moment that the brain stores more visual images than man can count, and then think about your smartphone which is limited by the size of the installed memory.  Next think about how your brain is not only working to keep you alive while you sleep, but it’s even thinking while you sleep.

Our brains didn’t evolve from some amoeba floating in the ocean thousands of years ago; they are just too complex. Our brains as designed by God perform more tasks at the same time than science has been able to count. Our spongy matter brains use neurotransmitters which are chemicals our brain cells use to talk to each other. Some neurotransmitters make cells more active (called excitatory) while others block or dampen a cell’s activity (called inhibitory). Some of our brain’s functions include:

Frontal Lobe Functions

  • Attention and concentration
  • Self-monitoring
  • Organization
  • Speaking (expressive language) • Motor planning and initiation
  • Awareness of abilities and limitations
  • Personality
  • Mental flexibility
  • Inhibition of behavior
  • Emotions
  • Problem solving
  • Planning and anticipation
  • Judgment

Parietal Lobe

  • Sense of touch
  • Spatial perception
  • Differentiation (identification) of size, shapes, and colors
  • Visual perception

Brain Stem

  • Breathing
  • Arousal and consciousness
  • Attention and concentration
  • Heart rate
  • Sleep and wake cycles

Temporal Lobe

  • Memory
  • Understanding language (receptive language)
  • Sequencing
  • Hearing
  • Organization

Cerebellum Lobe

  • Balance
  • Skilled motor activity
  • Coordination

Occipital Lobe

  • Vision