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“STRESS ON HUMAN BRAIN”. By Sunny Bansode . Facts about the H uman Brain. The human brain is the largest brain of all vertebrates relative to body size It weighs about 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms) The brain makes up about 2 percent of a human's body weight

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Facts about the Human Brain

  • The human brain is the largest brain of all vertebrates relative to body size
  • It weighs about 3 pounds
  • (1.4 kilograms)
  • The brain makes up about 2 percent of a human's body weight
  • The cerebrum makes up 85 percent of the brain's weight
  • It contains about 100 billion nerve cells (neurons), the "gray matter"
  • It contains millions of nerve fibers (axons and dendrites), the "white matter"
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Parts of the Brain

cerebrum

cerebellum

brain stem

volume

75%

  • medulla

midbrain

balance

Pons

motor control

85% by weight

controls

attention

divided

Breathing

Digestion

HeartRate

Autonomic

Processes

connectingthebrainwiththespinalcord

language

hemispheres

"left" and "right" 

emotional functions

linked

processing
Processing

RIGHT-BRAIN FUNCTIONS

ART AWARENESS

IMAGINATION

CREATIVITY

INTUITION

INSIGHT

MUSIC AWARENESS

3-D FORMS

LEFT HAND CONTROL

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS

  • ANALYTIC THOUGHT
  • LOGIC
  • LANGUAGE
  • REASONING
  • SCIENCE AND MATHS
  • WRITTEN
  • NUMBER SKILLS
  • RIGHT HAND CONTROL
adrenaline cortisol

Stress Hormones

AdrenalineCortisol

Short-term positive effects

blood flow

  • A quick burst of energy
  • Decreased sensitivity to pain
  • Increase in immunity
  • Heightened memory

Increases - Breathing & Heart Rate

(fight) or (flight)

Emotional Effects

Long-term negative effects

Bad on Physical & Mental Health

  • Imbalances of blood sugar
  • Increase in abdominal fat storage
  • Suppressed thyroid activity
  • Decreased bone density
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • High blood pressure
  • Lowered immunity
  • Less able to think clearly.
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Effects of stress on body

HAIR : EXCESSIVE HAIR LOSS & BLADNESS

MUSCLES : NECK & SHOULDER PAIN MUSCULOSKELETAL ACHES & LOWER BACK PAIN

DIGESTIVE : DISEASES OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT INCLUDING

GASTRITIS, STOMACH ULCERS & IRRITABLE COLON

SKIN : OUTBREAK OF SKIN PROBLEMS, SUCH AS EXZEMA AND PSORIASIS

BRAIN : INSOMNIA,HEADACHES,IRRATIBILTY,ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

MOUTH : ORAL ULCERS & EXCESSIVE DRYNESS

HEART : CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE & HYPERTENTION

LUNGS : EXACERBATE ASTHMATIC CONDITIONS

relaxation techniques to reduce stress on the spot
Relaxation Techniques To Reduce Stress On-the-Spot
  • Meditate
  • Picture Yourself Relaxed
  • Breathe Deeply
  • Look Around You
  • Drink Hot Tea
  • Show Some Love
  • Try Self-Massage
  • Take a Time-Out
  • Try a Musical Detour
  • Take an Attitude Break
  • Count backwards
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"Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live." --Margaret Fuller

"Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea." --Frederick Saunders

"There is more to life than increasing its speed." --Mohandas K. Gandhi

"A poor life is with full of care, We have no time to stand and stare." --William Henry Davies

"Things could be a lot worse, the stress of the situation always could be worse, but I am alive and I have a lot to be thankful for - so I shall not waste my days with stress and frustrations - Life is too short" --Catherine Pulsifer