If you want to Damage your Brain continue with these habits

Mr What

JF-Expert Member
Oct 22, 2016
Welcome to this article, I know you want to know more about the habits that can damage the brain. So stay cool to follow up this article. In this article we will also discuss important things you need to know about your brain.


Let firstly look into definition of brain:
The Brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body. It is made up of more than 100 billion nerves that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses.

The Brain is the control centre of the nervous system and is located within the skull. Its functions include muscle control and coordination, sensory reception and integration, speech production, memory storage, and the elaboration of thought and emotion.


Now, let discuss about some specialized area of brain that work together:
The Cerebrum: is the largest part of the brain and is composed of right and left hemispheres. It performs higher functions like interpreting touch, vision and hearing, as well as speech, reasoning, emotions, learning, and fine control of movement.

The Brainstem: is between the spinal cord and the rest of the brain. Basic functions like breathing and sleep are controlled here. Brainstem acts as a relay center connecting the cerebrum and cerebellum to the spinal cord. It performs many automatic functions such as breathing, heart rate, body temperature, wake and sleep cycles, digestion, sneezing, coughing, vomiting, and swallowing.

The Cerebellum: is at the base and the back of the brain and its located under cerebrum. The cerebellum is function is to coordinate muscle movements, maintain posture, and balance.


This image shows the main three parts of brain: Cerebrum, Cerebellum and Brain stem.

Let briefly look into Left and Right Brain:
The cerebrum which performs higher functions like interpreting touch, vision and hearing, as well as speech, reasoning, emotions, learning e.t.c is divided into two halves: the right and left hemispheres.

They are joined by a bundle of fibers called the corpus callosum that transmits messages from one side to the other. Each hemisphere controls the opposite side of the body. If a stroke occurs on the right side of the brain, your left arm or leg may be weak or paralyzed.

Briefly, the left hemisphere controls speech, comprehension, arithmetic, and writing. The right hemisphere controls creativity, spatial ability, artistic, and musical skills. The left hemisphere is dominant in hand use and language in about 92% of people.


This image above shows the cerebrum is divided into left and right hemispheres. So, the two sides are connected by the nerve fibers corpus callosum.
Let into habits that can cause damage to our brain:
As we all know, brain is truly the most amazing part of your body. It comes up with creative ways to express your thoughts and emotions, coordinates movements from chopping onions to running an obstacle course, stores your most precious childhood memories.

These are the habits that can damage your brain:
1. Too much of sugar consumption: Excessive intake of sugar for a long period disturbs our body’s capacity to absorb proteins and nutrients. This might result in a condition called malnutrition, which deters brain’s growth. So, why this happens? It happens because our body lacks adequate nutrients in the blood, and hence, it does not deliver enough nutrients to our brain, which in turn, deters its development.

2. Not getting enough sleep: Several researches have revealed that the brain purifies itself of toxins only during the deep sleep cycle. Lack of sleep can cause the death of brain cells, which can lead to impaired memory and reduced abilities.

3. Playing loud music with earphones or headphones: Listening to music at a very high volume with your earphones or headphones might damage your hearing abilities permanently. It can result in some brain problems such as loss of memory and damage to your brain tissue in the coming future. This is because brain is the one, which takes efforts to comprehend what is being said around you. If you apply excess pressure on your brain, it’s sure to get damaged.

4. Missing breakfast and inadequate water intake: As we all know that 80% of the brain is water. Brain needs enough water to think faster and focus better. So, it’s very important that you stay hydrated all the time. Drinking plenty of water will benefit both your body and brain to function better.

5. Smoking: We are all aware that smoking causes cancer, but do you know that the addictive nicotine in the cigarettes also shrinks your brain? In fact, brain shrinkage for a prolonged period can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

6. Too much food: Several studies have revealed that high caloric intake for a prolonged period can, in fact, increase a person’s chances of developing memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), in the future.
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