Each portion of the brain performs a specific function. Identifying the function of each part will greatly help in correctly identifying where the problem lies and where the CES/tDCS treatment will be focused. In order to place the electrode pads properly, we need to target the right part of the brain for a specific purpose.
These are the parts of the brain and their functions.
|Cerebral Cortex||The outermost layer of the cerebral hemisphere which is composed of gray matter. Cortices are asymmetrical. Both hemispheres are able to analyze sensory data, perform memory functions, learn new information, form thoughts and make decisions.|
|Left Hemisphere||Sequential Analysis: systematic, logical interpretation of information. Interpretation and production of symbolic information:language, mathematics, abstraction and reasoning. Memory stored in a language format.|
|Right Hemisphere||Holistic Functioning: processing multi-sensory input simultaneously to provide “holistic” picture of one’s environment. Visual spatial skills. Holistic functions such as dancing and gymnastics are coordinated by the right hemisphere. Memory is stored in auditory, visual and spatial modalities.|
|Corpus Collosum||Communication link between the two hemispheres.|
|Frontal Lobe||Cognition and memory. Prefrontal area: The ability to concentrate and attend, elaboration of thought. The “Gatekeeper”; (judgment, inhibition). Personality and emotional traits. Motor Cortex (Brodman’s): voluntary motor activity. Premotor Cortex: storage of motor patterns and voluntary activities. Language: motor speech.|
|Parietal Lobe||Processing of sensory input. Body orientation (proprioception).|
|Occipital Lobe||Primary visual reception and association.|
|Temporal Lobe||Auditory reception and interpretation, expressed behavior, receptive speech, information retrieval.|
|Limbic System||Olfactory path ways, biologic rhythms, hypothalamus.|
|Basal Ganglia||Subcortical gray matter nuclei. Processing link between thalamus and motor cortex. Initiation and direction of voluntary movement. Balance (inhibitory), Postural reflexes. Automatic movement.|
|Amygdala||Neural centers in the limbic system linked to emotion.|
|Hippocampus||A structure in the limbic system linked to memory.|
|Thalamus||Relays messages between lower brain centers and cerebral cortex.|
|Hypothalamus||Controls maintenance functions such as eating; helps govern endocrine system; linked to emotion and reward.|
|Pituitary gland||Master endocrine gland.|
|Reticular formation||Helps control arousal.|
|Medulla||Controls heartbeat and breathing.|
|Spinal cord||Pathway for neural fibers traveling to and from the brain; controls simple reflexes.|
|Cerebellum||Coordinates voluntary movement and balance.|
|Pons||Relays information between the cerebrum and the cerebellum, controls arousal and regulates respiration.|
Subjecting the right portion of the brain with appropriate signal waveform and frequency could help revitalize the function that such section of the brain is serving.
Let it be understood also that the use of electric signals could serve another very useful function, i.e. to eliminate or reduce the size of a brain tumor, and avoid risky, and expensive brain surgery.
What makes this option safe and effective is that the electrical current does not discriminate what specific type of parasites is causing the tumor — it neutralizes them all without introducing toxicity, and injury to the brain cells and the cranium!
In doing so, we can eliminate a very significant root cause of low performance and misbehavior…