I was getting ready to head out the door for my 7 hour shift at work yesterday. I was sitting at my desk and couldn’t move. My head felt like it was going to explode.
What you’re looking at is a visual representation of the “head” in neuroscience. The “head” is a term used to describe the part of the brain responsible for our sense of direction and our ability to move our way through space. It’s also used to describe the part of the brain responsible for thinking about moving, or dreaming, or figuring things out.
The term head is a bit misleading though. While the function of the head is to control the body, the head is often misused to mean the entire body. And here in the United States it’s widely used to refer specifically to the brain in the skull. The brain is very big. The brain is so big that it’s actually the largest organ in the body.
The brain is the most complex organ in the body because it is the seat of our thoughts, feelings, and memories. But it also has so many other functions, that it can actually be a rather unhelpful term. In fact, brain damage can be extremely traumatic. Sometimes, people who have been brain damaged themselves, may not even know they were brain damaged.
Brain damage is the most common type of injury that occurs to the human body and is caused by a physical injury involving the brain or by a problem with the nerves that carry messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Brain damage tends to happen to people who are suffering from mental illnesses, or who have been severely injured in other ways, or who have been exposed to toxins, or who have been deprived of oxygen.
Brain damage can also be caused by drugs or alcohol (or even simply by being in a bad mood). By no means should you be thinking of yourself as brain damaged, but if someone says to you “Your head is messed up”, you can take them at their word. You don’t deserve to be brain damage because you could have prevented it.
I’ve often thought that when someone says to me, “Your head is messed up,” I respond with, “Not my head, just a messed up brain.” But when I actually said this to someone, I found that they were more likely to say, “Your hair is so messed up, it’s not my hair, but your head is.” I don’t know if this is a trick of sarcasm or what, but I think it’s a bit of both.
This is one of those “my head is my own fault” discussions that I think is a bit too familiar. When someone tells you, Your head is messed up, I think we all know how that ended up. Either you are wrong or you are being punished for some reason.
Head is a fancy word for head, but it’s also a fancy way of saying your brain. It’s a way of saying that you are a person who has the ability to think, but unfortunately, you are also a person who is always on the edge. Your brain is constantly constantly fighting against getting away from the edge of the cliff, the top of the hill, or the bottom of the hole.
That’s why I hate it when people use it when talking about their heads: It is a very dangerous and confusing term to use with anything that isn’t a head. It is a very hard word to say. The implication and potential meaning of the word “head”, for example, is that all of your abilities are a part of your body. You can’t be a person without a head, and vice versa.