In this class, you will learn the key functions of the prefrontal cortex including how it controls your personality, emotions, and behavior. You will also learn how the prefrontal cortex influences your fight and flight response, your hormones, and your immune system. You will learn about the negative impacts of chronic stress, or traumatic experiences and how this can change your prefrontal cortex which in turn changes how you respond to future stressful events in your life.
Another aspect of this class is looking at another cool part of the brain called the cerebellum. You will learn the key functions of this part of the brain which include how you experience what is happening inside you and how your brain interprets what is occurring around you. You will learn how it is also involved in coordinating balance and thought language and mood. The cool thing is that chiropractic care has been shown to change the processing in both these interesting parts of the brain, which will of course also be covered in this class.
The cerebellum is essential for learning new skills and coordinating your neck and eye movements.