Whatever you end up doing this Valentine’s day, we hope you enjoy this cathartic moan about your very closest companion, your brain. This poem is inspired by one from this film, but I didn’t have to tell you that, did I? Please follow the links (underlined text) in the poem to learn more about the brain facts that grab your attention.
♥ 11 things I hate about you, Brain ♥
I hate the way you’re soaked in blood
Taking more than your fair share
I hate that you ignore my touch
But get tricked by what’s not there
I hate your big dumb blood brain barrier
That closes off your mind
I hate that cars still make you sick
And that you make me rhyme
I hate your stupid fixations
with really annoying songs
I hate the way you speak in Latin
I hate it when you’re wrong
I hate the way you don’t remember
How things actually went
But mostly, I hate that your dreams aren’t real
Yes brain, get bent.
Tune in next year for another masterpiece, ‘12 things I hate about you, oesophagus’.
(Very helpfully) edited by Jonathan
When you’re drunk and merry celebrating Christmas today, remember to watch out for the brain imposters! The Brain Domain team have put together a list of some of the most convincing brain imposters – things that look like your brain but actually aren’t!
–A WALNUT– –A CAULIFLOWER–
–BRAIN CORAL IN GREAT BARRIER REEF–
–A PRIMATE’S BRAIN–
A folded cerebral cortex allows a much greater surface area of brain to be packed in to the skull. This makes them similar to a human brain in appearance. Watch out for your peanuts this Christmas!
–SOMEONE ELSE’S BRAIN–
Though it may be difficult, never confuse someone else’s brain with your own! This can cause all kinds of awkward conversations, particularly at Christmas.
…. Do come back in January to read some neuroscience content that’s a lot more informative!
Walnut, Coral, and Cauliflower images sourced from Dreamstime
Coral: © Surpasspro | Dreamstime.com – Brain Coral In Barrier Reef Photo
Cauliflower: © Jultud | Dreamstime.com – Cauliflower Photo)
Animal Brain image adapted from the Mammalian Brain Collection
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