The world and the human body have quite a few things in common. The population of the world is said to be north of 7 billion people, and it is estimated that the number of neurons in a human body is roughly around 100 trillion.
Now with such a large population, it is evident that every living human has a specific job in this world, which is similar to the numerous neurons present in the body, as they all are unique in their chemistry and biology. And as each human works, he or she tends to have an impact on the surrounding humans and work forces, which is exactly how neurons work. Every neuron that perform its function tends to impact the human body in one way or another.
And in this world of neurons, there is one which might not prefer the spotlight, but does impact the body, which is its world.
Taking the analogy of the beautiful and enigmatic neurons, I could not help but relate myself to these cells which are spread out, covering each and every aspect of the body. They are so tiny, yet they work hard to keep our bodies in check, which just gives weight to the authenticity of the saying, big things come in small packages.
When I was just a tiny neuron and learning about the nervous system, which would soon become a place of comfort for me, I could not help but be fascinated by the endless depths and mysteries which were waiting to be unraveled inside the human body, especially the brain and the spinal cord.
And as life continued to take me forwards, my interest grew rapidly until I realized how I wanted to understand every nook and cranny of this enigmatic system which was small, yet controlled the entire body. However, though my dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon could not come into fruition, I decided to take a different route, yet staying in the vicinity that was my beloved nervous system.
Pouring over books and absorbing as much information as possible, I came across a wonderful fiction novel by A. Meredith Wilders which described a young adult suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. It was while I was taking this journey and discovering a world of pain and heartache where your mind becomes your enemy and confuses between reality and fantasy did I discover the beautiful world of psychology. And I knew I had found my calling in life.
Even though my interests continued to vary, because I’m a neuron which easily gets bored, my love and interest for psychology only continued to grow, until I got my acceptance in college and finally got a chance to pursue my passion for psychology.
Psychology, just like a human being, has many facets, and as I got the chance to explore plenty of them, there were a few which captured my mind, shackling me to them. Forensic and Cognitive psychology would always have a special place in my heart but the aspect that takes the crown is Biopsychology.
Once I got a taste of Biopsychology, it was as if I had become addicted. I want to know more and more about it. And no matter how much I find out, my thirst for this subject would never end. Everything from the types of neurons to the different disorders that occur because of biology, there is not a single boring bone in this body.
And this is what I want to do in life.
I am a neuron, which has finally understood its job in this world.
So come and let’s explore this beautiful world of the nervous system and its intricate relationship with psychology together, and fall in love with the brain.