The brain: it’s a wonderfully useful thing, without it we’d be lost. We’re not chatting about the brilliant Thunderbirds character; we’re interested in the squishy ball of matter residing in our skulls. As we all know, it helps us do everything we so desire, so this week, we thought we’d have a little delve into what really happens in your brain when you decide to get on the phone, order some sky lanterns, and then release them as part of your special celebration, or for no particular reason at all. So sit back, lovely readers, and relish this little exploration about the different sections of your noggin that are exercised with sky lanterns:
The Medulla Oblongata: This bad boy helps control autonomic functions, such as breathing and digestion. So, when you’re gasping at the beauty of a release of Chinese floating lanterns, the trusty Medulla Oblongata will keep your breathing going automatically…useful, we’re sure you’ll agree.
The Cerebellum: In charge of co-ordinating movement, posture and balance. An example of signal sent by this fellow may be, “Open packaging of sky lanterns. With both hands. Unfold lanterns- again, with both hands. Light fuel cell. Keep fingers away from flame”.
The Occipital Lobe: This may be the most important part of the brain for you to get the best Chinese wish lanterns experience, because it controls visual sensation and processing. Particularly great, as sky lanterns don’t sing to you as they float away (yet…).
If you’re a brain-iac (hoho) and have more facts you’d like to share with us, or indeed would like to get your hands on some sky lanterns, please do get in touch and one of our team will happily help.Google+