How does the human brain function? The question is obscure, to say the least. There is a great deal known with regard to this question of how does the brain function, at least when it comes to mechanics. As far as the abstract or conceptual manner in how does the brain work, the question is much more challenging to answer. That being said, let’s go through the very basic mechanics to answer the question: how does the brain work?
How does the brain work: mechanics
The brain is a complex organ with cells called neurons and glands that produce chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin. The neurons carry electrical impulses, signals, if you will, from one to the next, transmitting information to all regions of the brain and then down the spinal cord to the rest of the body.
The chemicals are used to help the brain process information that is being carried along these neural pathways. When the brain is approaching a particular problem or situation, then it calls for more of one chemical or another. When the brain is out of alignment, when stress or other external factors are causing a problem in the makeup and function of the brain, then often the balance of these chemicals is off.
The wrong balance of chemicals in the brain can lead to a number of ailments, including but not limited to depression and anxiety. Once these emotions are being felt by the individual, then a pattern can form, bringing the person into a spiral of continued dependence on this new chemical composition.
How does the brain function: conceptual
What is known about the brain’s function conceptually is much more challenging to discuss as there are so many mysteries trapped within the brain. Even modern science hasn’t been able to unlock all of these mysteries. Okay, let’s be honest for a minute: if the mysteries in the brain were galaxies we could see through the Hubble telescope, then we are yet to be able to view beyond our own Milky Way galaxy.
Yet, from what we have gleaned, we are able to understand many aspects of the brain much better than in years past. The brain is divided into two halves. The right half controls the left side of the body and the left half of the brain controls the right side of the body. Ergo the adage, ‘left handed people are in their right mind.’ Also, when diagnosing stroke victims, if the left half of the body is paralyzed, then the issue was in the right side of the brain.
Okay, that’s still mechanics. Conceptually speaking now, the brain was once thought to use one specific region to process different tasks. For example, the back portion of the brain is predominantly used for sight. Having trouble with that math problem? It was once believed that only a small region of the left side of the brain was working on it. However, through studies, we now know that’s simply not the case.
The brain uses multiple regions to tackle each task that is assigned to it. When you are experiencing some event, your brain is processing on multiple levels, analyzing whether fight or flight is needed, storing the experience in the memory banks, and assessing whether a response of any kind is required.
When you touch a hot stove, the brain receives the signal from your hand, processes the information, realizes that there is pain associated with the behavior, and returns a signal back through the brain to pull the hand away.
How does the brain function: healing
We all experience trials and tribulations in life, challenges that we feel we may never be able to overcome. If we ask the question about how does the brain function in terms of healing, then the answer is both simple and complex.
The brain is able to overcome many challenges, yet it is functioning on purely a survival level if given no direction from the individual himself or herself. How does the brain function is a valid question, and if you or someone you know is having difficulty in life, whether it’s in work, at home, an addiction or any other ailment, the brain will be able to be modified through professional guidance and help.
Dr. Fleming has studied the brain and how it functions for most of his life and has helped people around the world live better lives through therapy and healing. His solution is a personal, one-on-one approach because every brain is unique.
Dr. Fleming’s solution:
Dr. Fleming has long been working on studying how the brain works and through his efforts, has unlocked a number of incredible keys to overcoming any number of challenges. His customized one-on-one approach has helped thousands of clients from around the world improve their lives, overcome addictions, and become better people.
Dr. Fleming’s vast experience also includes:
- PhD trained with experience in not only addiction and clinical arenas but also corporate and executive development arenas.
- All one-on-one intensive arrangements customized and feature brain-retraining interventions and in depth, comprehensive assessment technologies.
- Come to the client and work “in their world” real time (no in patient stay overs that make a professional lose touch w/their busy life and work commitments).
- Versed in neuroscience and brain-based solutions that break the barriers around effectively changing a human being’s patterns of choices/behaviors.
- Coached hundreds of executives and professionals on 5 continents
- Over 95 percent “highly satisfied w/outcomes.”
- Been featured expert in The New York Times and Christian Science Monitor, and in featured interviews alongside gurus such as Marshall Goldsmith.
- A former shrink who knows under the radar barriers of human nature but doesn’t act like a shrink—a down to earth change agent who speaks it like it is.
- Former Hollywood high end clients come from his work as a recording artist as well as private coach for “derailed notables.”
- Former big name clients have trusted him: from a former White House Cabinet member to NFL athletes to professional musicians to Fortune 500 C-levels.