Is an amazing piece of kit.
It powers everything we do, say, think and create. It's the engine that drives every muscle, organ, cell and nerve.
It keeps us going when other organs fail.
Without it we can't function.
But it's also, the most misunderstood.
We know only a fraction of its capabilities and we marvel when people with injured brains make such miraculous recoveries that the experts have no explanation for why.
Which possibly explains why neuro causes so many problems for those commissioning services to support people living with its many conditions, illnesses, injuries and disabilities.
So how can we help?
Maybe by explaining what the parts of the brain actually do.
Frontal Lobe : thinking, memory, behaviour and movement
Parietal Lobe : language and touch
Temporal Lobe : hearing, learning and feelings
Occipital Lobe : sight
Brain stem : breathing, heart rate and temperature
Cerebellum : balance and coordination
Which explains why even a small bump on the head can make us dizzy, feel sad or very unwell. It also helps us to understand why conditions like Acquired Brain Injury can have such wide reaching symptoms and effects.