Micro Life Zone
Asked by tegan13 to Emma, Josie, Kristyn, Peter, Sarah on 30 Aug 2013. This question was also asked by cookies, adriendubois, unicornsarereal, cciiaarraa, fmacd.
Keywords: important, part
Disregarding the bits which control general living/breathing etc, I think it’s the part of the brain which processes visual information. I may be biased because this is what I study, however I think that without vision we wouldn’t be aware of our environment, and wouldn’t be able to interact with the things around us.
It’s a hard question to answer! The frontal lobe certainly does many of the things that, as humans, have allowed us to be the dominant species, particularly around ideas and planning. It’s also involved in our personality and understanding those around us. Having said that, without the other parts keeping us alive and regulating the body the frontal lobe would be pretty useless! 🙂
I really like the answers from the other scientists!
The parts that control breathing and blood pressure and all the other stuff that we don’t feel going on are the most important because these are the parts that keep us alive 🙂
But other than these areas, I like the hippocampus the best because this is where memories are made- if we can’t remember what will eat us, what is good for us to eat, and all those kind of things, our lives would be in danger!
You really kind of need the bit that does the heartbeat and the breathing. After that? I think the prefrontal cortex. What’s the point of living if you can’t think about the point of living?
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