Sunday, February 27, 2011
Our daughter earned the distinguished nickname "The Brain" when she was little. That was because she loved science and loved to tell everyone everything she knew. When we lived in Washington DC and would visit the Museum of Natural History she turned into a self proclaimed tour guide and proceeded to give tours to unsuspecting visitors. So... I dedicate this post to her, my brain. :)
Upon embarking on the study of the brain, I came upon a brain mold and thought it would be a good idea to have the students point to the part of the brain and tell me what is it's function before they would be allowed to "dig in" and eat it.
What an adventure! We all learned so much about our brains and it tasted so good. (note to self, don't forget to add sugar to the Knox unflavored gelatin). I was a little concerned that perhaps this teaching object lesson had gone over the edge and that someone would turn me in for child abuse. But, my daughter (the brain) encouraged me to go for it, so I did. Some students even thought they would increase their balance by eating the cerebellum, or improve their eyesight by eating the occipital lobe! I can just imagine how the dinner conversation went that night...
I'm haunted by all I learned about our marvelous brains, so much so that in church I couldn't take my eyes off the bald man sitting close by. I could actually identify the plates on his skull covering the frontal, parietal, and temporal lobes. Now how can you concentrate on the message when you have such an interesting head to look at??? If you want to know more about your brain's health I would suggest you click here.