Of all the varied organs in the human body, the brain remains at the epicenter of human excellence. Though at times we suffer from a poor memory, the brain and its functions remain complex. The recent broadcast on the radio about the brain and its imperfections seems to be an eye opener. With a growing number of diseases and disorders in the world, the Alzheimer’s is one that tops the chart in terms of its incidence in the elderly population. The incredibly powerful brain sometimes performs weird and inefficient. The brain also has bugs and issues which remain the hidden mystery.
Several neuroscientific studies reveal many interesting shortcomings of the brain. The complex brain and the nervous system can overpower any organ of its choice. The feedback cycles and hormones that regulate the food intake in the stomach is a highly devoted system. The digestive system assesses food consumption and signals to stop at the right time, however when the brain comes into play it decides something else. It adds on to the dessert factor when you are already full with the main course. The brain thus interferes with the functioning of other vital organ systems in the weirdest manner possible.
The brain possesses a flexible technique to store and erase memories and information, unlike computers which have a systematized logical setup to store data. The brain utilizes varied techniques to stock and retrieves information on a daily basis. Sometimes it turns out to be less reliable in the most demanding situation. It constantly edits memories which pose difficulties during a recall. A short term memory is said to possess a very short capacity and it gets lost easier when a long term one is encountered. The brain with its episodic memory and a complex assortment of processes require enormous awareness to handle.