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What Is Left To Learn About The Human Body?

July 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, Health, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comSince the dawn of computing and digital technology, the world of medicine has been able to come leaps and bounds. With devices which save thousands of hours of testing, simulations which are as good as real life, and loads of other tools at researchers disposals, it’s no wonder that some big steps have been made. Of course, though, even as more and more is learned, there is still an endless array of information which humans simply don’t have. This post will be exploring these areas, particularly when it comes to the human body, and what people don’t understand about it.

Sleep: This is an incredibly interesting field for those working in it. To most people, the idea of needing sleep seems like quite a logical one, with a recharge being necessary before you start the next day. In reality, though, this sort of function isn’t necessary, especially with the food you consume. A lot of the most widely accepted theories surrounding sleep argue that people need it to keep their mind in good shape. Adding a marker in your memories, this makes it a lot easier to keep track of what you remember, while also giving your brain the chance to put the information away before you start to take more in.

Aging: Getting old is something which no one can escape from, while also being one of the hardest areas of science to get into. A masters degree in gerontology or a similar subject will give you a great background when it comes to understanding that way that people age. Of course, though, this will still leave some big questions unanswered, and this will always be the case with something like age. This would make a lot more sense if all of the creatures on Earth aged in the same way, but there are examples out there which don’t age whatsoever, and this throws a major spanner in the works for those learning about it.

Disease: Of course, as possibly the biggest part of this field, fighting disease is one of the most expensive challenges humankind has ever had to face. There are loads of illnesses and conditions out there which people simply don’t have the power to solve, and new examples are being discovered all the time. This part of the human body will always be something people will be fighting to understand. Once researchers can crack this part of medical science, though, life will start to become a lot brighter. In some cases, diseases are found which have never been seen before, and this makes it a hard area to master.

Emotion: Strong emotions like love, compassion, and embarrassment are things which few other animals will ever get to experience. This is an area where humans are a true anomaly, with emotional intelligence being one of your strongest suits, while also being one of the largest mysteries in the world. Controlling and learning about emotions is very hard, as people can’t look at the way they feel in an objective manner. Instead, researchers have to study other people, adding a lot of time to the process of understanding the way that this part of your body works. Of course, the result of your feelings are down to chemicals, but the reasons you might feel them aren’t always so clear.

The Mind: Finally, as the last area to think about, the human brain is one of the most complicated pieces of machinery on the planet. Given that it is the only real tool people have to learn, a lot of experts believe that it will be impossible to get a true understanding of how it works without first transcending it. Unfortunately, digital brains are still a way off, and this means that you will have to rely on the little things which can be learned from what can be observed. If you’d like to know more about your brain, it will be worth doing some research, as this field is an incredibly interesting one. Of course, though, it’s always best to try and disconnect yourself a little bit to avoid being overwhelmed.

With all of this in mind, it should be a lot easier to give yourself an idea of what is known about your body and the way it works. There is a huge amount going on inside you. Having a clear idea of it all can be very hard, but it is worth at least trying, as this will help you to start working towards keeping yours in good condition.

Staff Writer; Rick Lee

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