Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Peace and blessings be upon you all
Sunday, 14th June
I made a drawing of the third ventricle, which is located in the midline of the base of the brain, along with its surrounding structures. I think I did pretty well, if you consider a simple drawing although my teacher said I made a very bad drawing. Your thoughts? You
Monday, 15th June
In one of the online lectures of Neurosciences, our professor put up this picture of an actual cadaveric brain and my mind got so absorbed into the picture as to the beauty of perhaps the most important organ in our body. The folds, lines, shapes, patterns, colours and details are definitely features to ponder over.
Tuesday, 16th June
I enjoyed some delicious nihari with naan. Mmmmmmmm…….
Wednesday, 17th June
Here’s a diagram of how much of the cortex of the brain is dedicated to which group of muscles of which part of the body; otherwise called a homunculus. It’s interesting as you may expect that the representation of the body in the brain should have the same proportions as the actual body but it’s not so. The hands and face occupy half of the motor cortex as they are used most often and for skillful functions like writing, drawing, vocalisation, facial expressions, etc. as compared to the muscles of the back which don’t exhibit a variety of movement. I hope I’m making sense here; I’m explaining medical studies as best as I can.
Thursday, 18th June
We learnt about stroke today and we were taught to look out for these signs to determine if one is undergoing a stroke as every second is precious as brain cells start irreversibly dying and can lead to death within a couple of minutes. Here’s the four key things to do to identify a stroke patient.
Friday, 19th June
I baked a cake from the same recipe as that of the cupcakes I baked last week because apparently the recipe of the frosting for the cupcakes was 3 times more than what was needed so I had to make another batch of cupcakes last week and this cake this week. On the bright side, my family is enjoying three weeks of chocolate-y goodness.
Saturday, 20th June
Back to the pet clinic for both my shih tzu’s vaccinations; one getting a yearly vaccination and the other getting monthly vaccinations. Since they’re a small breed of dogs, their harnesses don’t seem to be available which is annoying as their harnesses are getting old.
Also, the little one kept barking at the ill dogs who were outside in the lawn who were laying down with a drip attached to them…… she seems to be barking at wrong people for the wrong reasons.
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