Q. Why do you say, "Our brains are a miracle that needs to be protected"?
A. If you use as an example the Court Reporter, who is writing my words, this is a miracle in progress, happening right before your eyes. Let me explain what it is he does:
As I am speaking, the information comes in through the ear, into the temporal lobe, and logs itself into the language center. The Court Reporter must comprehend what I'm saying.
Then it has to get rerouted to the prefrontal cortex, where it has to be able to hold the information because, as you see, I am continuously talking. It has to be analyzed, integrated, and synthesized. Then it has to go back to the cerebellum.
After executing all this, the Court Reporter has to convert my words into court reporting code; in other words, it has to be converted into a different language.
The Court Reporter is sitting there, and I'm probably talking too fast, but he or she is able to do this simultaneously, seamlessly. The brain's white matter allows him or her to reroute all of this information simultaneously without effort.
No other animal on the planet can do this. That's why I believe court reporters will never be replaced, because no technology could replace the beauty of that brain and the miracle of that brain. We take our brains for granted. And that's why your brain should always be protected, and you should take care of it.