The place where solutions can be found is inside the Human Brain; how it operates, when it started being involved, where does it get its information, how does it know what to keep, is it always correct.
Jane’s Team looks at the complex problems that face all Victims of Crime especially with Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Bullying
It is complicated because there are so many things to consider and there are many different reasons why some people are more affected than others. Jane’s Team doesn’t copy ideas or accept simple generic solution because everyone is different and unlike simple questions like is there any water in the cup we need to understand how each person is reacting and how did they get to this point.
Helping victims relies on understanding such matters but as we focus on obtaining a reduction in such crimes we provide for everyone basic details of our research.
To find a solution to anything it is important to provide relevant information. If we want to know how humans think or why they do some things, or not we have to back to where it all begins. We therefore must start at the beginning when our body is being built and what systems are automatically installed.
Life starts as soon as the two components provided by a mother and a father and when the process of growing starts. We take you on a journey to see how everything is included to make a fully functioning human baby ready to take its first breath of air.
This building of a human body is autonomous and taps into the mother’s blood supply for everything it needs to grow and it lives inside a liquid (amniotic fluid) filled container called the placenta that tries to protect the foetus form bumps, and it to remove anything harmful. (We now know that alcohol and some drugs can enter)
Here is a sequence of a few milestones in this amazing project
- Day 22 Heart beats and mother’ blood commences circulating
- Week 3 Spine and the nervous system form. Organs like the liver, kidney and intestines take shape.
- Week 5 Limbs start to form
- Week 6 Brain starts. Lips, nails star to form
- Week 7 Eyelids and nose visible, foetus swimming like movement
- Week 8 Bones replace cartilage, all organs complete, hearing possible
- Week 9 Teeth take shape, nails take shape, neck function and foetus more active
- Week 10 Lungs start obtaining oxygen by breathing from the amniotic fluid starts, all organs are functional and the skeletal structure, proper circulation and nerves operational.
- Week 12 Pain felt as soon as nerves, spine and thalamus are established.
- Week 15 Taste buds developed
- Week 16 Bone marrow forms, heart pumps about 24 litres of blood per day. Baby weighs approximately 200 grams
- Week 17 Starts dreaming. Can hear mother’s voice
- Week 20 Lungs continue to develop, sweat and oil glands function, hand grasping movements and starts kicking
- Week 28 Senses are operational-(sight, sound, touch and taste.) Heart pumps 1200 litres of blood a day. Skin develops and fat stored under the skin. This week starts a consolidation period finishing off the minute details and about a week before the birth growth stops.
The umbilical cord
This tube connects the baby to the placenta, contains three vessels: two arteries, which carry blood from the baby to the placenta, and one vein, which carries blood back to the baby. The blood in the arteries contains waste products, such as carbon dioxide, from the baby's metabolism.
It is long enough to allow the baby to be born and still be kept alive when the birth process starts the baby usually rolls over and its head faces down. Sometimes it doesn’t and sometimes the umbilical cord get wrapped around but with care these problems can be resolved.
There is a lot going on and eventually the baby is born covered with a slippery substance that helped it get out. This is needed to be removed from its mouth and nose quickly as it takes its first breath of air. Its lungs take a breath of air and its ready to start its first day outside mum’s body. Once it does that, the body and brain are able to operate fully and the umbilical cord can be cut.
Our neural structure, working now for months is now on a fast learning curve with its neurons lighting up and taking full responsibility as it begins, using all senses; listening and feeling. But now this unfamiliar environment needs food, warmth etc., and its connections with everything in the body increases responsiveness designed to optimise. In addition to running the operation it begins to receive and processes additional information, analyses it and then either act, or store it
The brain automatically develops the functions of the conscious part of itself that uses
- The five senses
- The reasoning ability of the mind
- Imagination and emotion
What is the focus and how does consciousness compare with our conscience
We will move through this journey slowly throughout this 10-part series
The conventional thinking is that “conscience" is the degree of integrity and honesty of each human being because it monitors and determines the quality of one’s actions.
This new born baby does not have a conscience. It doesn’t know, for example, that to demand food at any time might be convenient. It takes time for a child to develop a conscience. The concept of “conscience" in its moral sense, is being able to see the difference between what is right and what is wrong and based on this to make decisions Throughout history values such as right or wrong, good or evil, just or unjust, and fair or unfair vary by cultural, political and economic environments. Social pressure such as that introduced by Religious or Political organisations define different meanings to these basic elements of behavioural standards such as Myths and Misconception and Victim Blaming.
OTHER PARTSPart Two: A child is born Part 3: What we put into our body that affects our minds Part 4: What we put into our minds that effects our Brain Part 5: How do other people's actions change us Part 6: Does our Brain Sleep? Part 7: How important is our body condition to our brain health Part 8: Why do we sometimes forget simple things : Lost keys Part 9: Why do we never forget bad things
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