The Brain or The Heart?

While considering epilepsy, The question comes again: "Which is more
important, the brain or the heart?"

The brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human

body. It is made up of more than a hundred billion nerves that
communicate in trillions of connections called synapses.The brain is
also divided into several lobes:

• The frontal lobes are responsible for problem solving, judgment and
motor function.

• The parietal lobes manage sensation, handwriting, and body position.

• The temporal lobes are involved with memory and hearing.

• The occipital lobes contain the brain's visual processing system.


The brain also can help in controlling involuntary activities like heartbeats...

The heart is a muscle that pumps blood and sends blood around the body.

The blood provides you with oxygenated blood and ensures body survival. It is very important. 


Interestingly, technology today, has advanced to a point in the last 15 years or so that truly, artificial hearts do exist. Artificial hearts have been implanted in adults for some time, and recently the first total artificial heart was successfully used in a pediatric patient for 160 days until he was able to receive a living heart transplant. 



I have never heard of brain transplants. I however opine that for normal living the brain is very important but at the point of transition of life, I would choose the heart.





Araromi Oluwatobi Emmanuel, a writer and poet, is a member of The NELOC Team.

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