The Specificity of the Brain
The Brain is a magnificent organ responsible for your every action. In the Story Almost No Memory by Lydia Davis there are many examples where she makes connections with the brain. Each hemisphere of the brain can be divided into sections, or lobes, each of which function in many different functions. With the two frontal lobes they operate the actions of preparing a list, expectations, or opinions, these two lobes various amounts of work. For example Davis explains “she took good notes on what she read…And so she kept good notebooks and added to them year by year” (Davis 259). This quote allows us to see the women access her frontal lobe by planning to write and take notes yearly. This makes good use, understanding, and functionality of the frontal lobes. “ One of the ways the frontal lobes seem to do these things is by acting as short-term storage sites, allowing one idea to be kept in mind while other ideas are considered”(Brain Basics 1). The parietal lobes are at work while this is happening. Reading and math are also functions in the parietal lobe. In this story we can see the complexity of the words for instance, “because this was her way of understanding that she read, though she was not assimilating what she read into her mind or not for long” (260 Davis). It’s like reading the words on a page, the back of the brain begins to react. These lobes are called the occipital lobes; they develop images from the eyes and connect that information with images stored in memory. The last lobes are the temporal lobes, which are in front of the parietal lobes. It doesn’t matter if you value classical or rock music, your brain reacts through the stimuli of these lobes. “The underside of each temporal lobe plays a crucial role in forming and retrieving memories, including those associated with music” (Brain Basics 1). The story gives off a sense that Davis wanted the reader to analyze the women’s memory, and thoughts that’s why I believe...
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