Saturday, November 18, 2006

I was thinking about the name issue and think I found a great solution. If our library itself is to represent the part of the brain that is related to "higher brain function" we would be the Cerebrum, or, the Cortex. I really like the sound of The Cortex, or Sheridan Cortex. It sounds serious and like we mean buisness and provide a higher education. Here is a little blurb on the Cerebrum and it's parts and functions.

The Cerebrum: The cerebrum or cortex is the largest part of the human brain, associated with higher brain function such as thought and action. The cerebral cortex is divided into four sections, called "lobes": the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, and temporal lobe.

What do each of these lobes do?

Frontal Lobe- associated with reasoning, planning, parts of speech, movement, emotions, and problem solving

Parietal Lobe- associated with movement, orientation, recognition, perception of stimuli

Occipital Lobe- associated with visual processing

Temporal Lobe- associated with perception and recognition of auditory stimuli, memory, and speech

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/kinser/Structure1.html

I have alot more to post but not alot of time right now.
I will post again soon.
Rolanda

1 Comments:

At 9:17 AM, Anonymous timc.burns@utoronto.ca said...

Sure - the Sheridan Cortex, or even the Sheridan Brain. Can you imagine - "see you in the Brain"? Very serious and lots of potential for cute extensions.

 

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