Your Inner Fish - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

Neil Shubin
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The brain is an organ that reveals a pattern of order that at first blush seems chaotic. Skulls are comprised of three elements: think plates, blocks and rods. The plates cover the skull while the blocks are underneath the brain and hold it in place. Other bones are found in the jaws, ears and throats. The brain is the largest organ in the skull. Small organs are the eyes, ears and nose. The head has muscles for biting, talking and moving our eyes and head. Nerves take information from the nose, ears and eyes to the brain.

The trigeminal nerve and the facial nerve both originate in the brain and have networks of nerves that branch off. The trigeminal branches control muscles and carry sensory data to the brain. The facial nerves control muscles and also carry sensory information. The facial nerves allow...

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