The Brain in 3-D
This section of the Neuroplastic Transformation Workbook takes the key graphic on page 13 and gives it a 3 D perspective on page 58 through 62. Starting with the intact brain as viewed from above on page 58 the personal access to the brain that each of us has is described using thoughts, images, sensations, memories, soothing emotions, movement and beliefs. On page 59, with the upper part of the brain removed, the two insulas are visible and their function is described in detail. On page 60, the insulas are removed to reveal the two almond shaped amygdalas below. Their functions are also listed. On page 61, we see the brain from the left side, showing the primary somatosensory cortex, the primary motor cortex, the orbital frontal cortex and their functions. Finally on page 62 we see the brain’s central structures, the prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex, posterior cingulate cortex, posterior parietal cortex and the primary and secondary somatosensory cortex and the supplementary motor area. The functions of these areas are, once again, listed.
The 3 dimensional view shows the anatomical layout of the brain. This allows us to see the spatial relationship between the various brain regions that make up the circuit responsible for pain perception. It’s easy to see how stimulating other functions directly and purposefully can counteract the constant stimulation of persistent pain.