The Brain is something I’ve always loved to learn more about, because it’s basically the “control center” of our brain.
It helps us when we need to regulate our body temperature (or PH levels in our blood), it helps to analyze our surroundings and change our fight-or-flight levels in potential life-threatening situations or everyday situations, and it helps control our movements.These days were particularly the most interesting for me. Ms. Nuvia had been talking to us about the brain, how it affects teenagers differently, and how we interact certain ways in different situations in our daily lives, and I’ve realized that I’ve noticed different things I never knew before.
Our brain works in magnificent ways, some parts more important than others, but always working to help us and keep us healthy. As a teenager, I’ve found myself in different situations where I’ve reacted differently than others and where I’ve found myself over-analyzing that moment. I’ve never understood why, and how I do it, I’ve just thought that it’s something that comes naturally, and something I can’t control. But, here’s the thing. Everything that a teenager does (that most adults sometimes scolds their children, students, etc, over), are normal. They are meant to happen, happen for a reason, and explains how our brain has been developing and growing before/during/after these situations.
Some teenagers find themselves doing something for a “thrill” or a “pleasure-seeking” outcome. This is normal, and it’s something that we do without even realizing and without even analyzing the situation. We tend to do “pleasure-seeking” outcomes because we like feeling the adrenaline going through our bodies. The same thing happens in social situations.
This is something I didn’t know before, and I feel like connecting this in my normal-teenage life, is really interesting. I’ve done this without even realizing it and now that I think about it, I’ve found a way to control that. Not only that, but now I’ve been able to analyze certain situations without having fight-or-flight reactions in that moment. It’s now easier to control my actions/feelings without activating my brain into thinking I’m in danger or I need to flee.
This has definitely sparked my curiosity in helping me understand other parts of the brain and connecting those in my everyday life. Not only will this push me to ask more questions in class (no matter how much I think they’re dumb), but this will help me to explore and research about the brain in my spare time if that’s what interests me.