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Postby vivekhere » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:02 pm

hi,

i am a computer student. but i wanna know about the operations of pineal gland. can anyone say me.
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Postby nugget » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:29 pm

well you can google that easily but this is good revision for me so ill post it anyway :P
btw you could have said PLEASE...

Anyway, the pineal gland is an important gland it secretes the melatonin hormone that controls your daily (circadian rythms). This means that the chemicals that it releases tells your body if it is day time or night time. During the day you do not have a lot of melatonin, but when it becomes dark, there is more melatonin, which is what makes you sleepy at night!!

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Postby Skeletor Rinpoche » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:48 pm

Light travels through to the pineal gland and secretes the hormone which wakes you up
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Postby kjle » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:23 am

Skeletor Rinpoche wrote:Light travels through to the pineal gland and secretes the hormone which wakes you up


On the contrary actually, when we wake up that is caused by cortisol.

The Pineal Gland's main function is when there is a lack of light, it produces melatonin. Melatonin makes you tired.

The Pineal Gland also has some other functions that are still being discovered. It is said to be the "seat of the soul", and what is affiliated with near death experiences. In this respect, it is still a mystery.
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Postby nugget » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:31 am

Actually you know what else, it has photoreceptive functions however only in certain reptiles, such as the tuatara serving as a "third eye"
But this is not the case for mammals and birds.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:25 am

Actually pineal body plays an important role in birds, as they trigger their reproductive phase.

In mammals, pineal body doesn't function that much. Yes, it is called as "third eye" too. When human got hit on the back side of your head, they will see a rapid flash light. It means that the stimulus contacts the receptor generating the effect.
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Postby vivekhere » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:14 am

hai ,

i heard pineal gland is also called as thrid eye. what it actually means??
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:26 am

It has photoreceptors, which also owned by eyes. So, pineal gland functions like eyes. Because we have two eyes, so the single pineal gland is called "the third eye" 8)
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Postby sachin » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:51 pm

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Postby nugget » Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:02 pm

i KNEW i had mystical powers, that explains so muuuuuch now i knoww its my PINEAL gland :P

that should be a great explanation vivekhere, it has pictures and everything =))
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Postby Dr.Stein » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:31 am

Where is Amrik? He must see this for his Endocrinology paper :P
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Pineal is only inportant factor

Postby jayant » Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:26 pm

Dear Pineal has been studied very deeply among Chronobiologists. You may ask any chronobiologists about the pin point question U R intrested to know. :twisted:
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