The Spellbinding Art Of Human Anatomy Analysis

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Vanessa Ruiz: The spellbinding art of human anatomy Ruiz explains the history of anatomical drawings, their main and vital medical purpose, as well as the artistic quality that has been seen time and time again. This talk explained the idea that the drawings are not just for scientific purposes, but also art because of the emotions they demand from people; curiosity, joy, disgust. She says that “fear of anatomy and guts is a learned reaction”. This is proven by a particularly interesting artist, Jason Freeny, who takes children’s toys and gives them anatomical accurate insides. Each of the artists that she show cased, though they varied greatly in style, have the same purpose for their art. They use medical anatomy as a way to allow anyone …show more content…
Timothy Ihrig is a Palliative care physician and he discusses the way that doctors go about treating their patients, from diagnosis to the unfortunate case of their death. He asked his first patient and now all of them, “What do you hold sacred?”, and tries to meet those wants and needs. Despite what anyone may think about America being the best, we only rank 37th out of the top 50 in quality of healthcare. He made the great point that doctors, and people in general, too often get caught up in the disease and treatment that they forget about the person. It has been statistically shown that those who have the most tests and treatments, are often more likely to die. Focusing on the patient, as a real actual person, would instantly increase their chances. Ihrig says that simply asking the patient what they want out of their life, such as to be at home or to go fishing, and then acting on those wishes improves the quality of …show more content…
Sleep is vital to anyone’s overall health and wellness because it is an undeniable basic need. It is even described it as “the single most important behavioral experience”, spending on average 36% of your life sleeping. Foster, a circadian neurologist, presents a few theories on why our body does this. The way we look at sleep has changed over time, from appreciating it and the release to thinking it is simply just a waste of time. However, despite these beliefs our bodies need sleep and our brain never shuts off. The three common theories among scientists as to why we sleep are restoration, energy conservation, and brain function. The theory of restoration dates back to Aristotle’s time. It states that while we sleep our body takes the progress we have made throughout the day and rebuilds it. Energy conservation is basically the process of sleeping to save energy. The theory of brain function or memory processing says that during a night of sleep your brain is able to process the information gained throughout the day. It is said to do this because the more important synoptic connections are in the forefront as the less vital ones turn off. Natural sleep, and getting enough of it, is directly connected to better memory, creativity, judgement, and mental

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