Ever thought about the rest of the brain near the Tabernacle/ Jerusalem/holy place ( pineal gland) ? Like the fornix (the arch/Noah’s arc ) where the fluid (activation) floods the area from the four rivers ?? to open the third eye/enlightenment. Which is pitched under and over and represents the Bull the Ram and the Goat ? It goes on and on and on….. Like how about King Solomons Temple ? scaled down is the structure of your brain, the Pineal Gland being the Tabinacle or some cases called the Devil. Yes, the Bible is not what the average man thinks it is ??
UM I think that the PINEAL gland was named after the guy that discovered it… not because it looks like a pine cone. The source of that info was not very good… I think it was just written by some random student. Nothing is sited… and come on… Phillipe Pinel? Encarta is more right than … that uncited page.
It looks like it’s humans at 8 mm.
The pineal body / gland is absent in crocodiles and in mammals of the order Edentata (anteaters, sloths, armadillos) and consists of only a few cells in whales and elephants. In humans the structure develops until the seventh year, when it is slightly larger than a pea (8 mm in humans); thereafter, throughout life, small mineral particles, particularly calcium, may be deposited in the pineal body. The mineral deposits can sometimes be seen in brain X-rays.
Named after a French psychologist, Philippe Pinel, who first described the gland in the human brain, it is only slowly beginning to be understood in its functions.
The pineal gland is a small organ shaped like a pine cone (hence its name). It is located on the midline, attached to the posterior end of the roof of the third ventricle in the brain. The pineal varies in size among species; in humans it is roughly 1 cm in length, whereas in dogs it is only about 1 mm long.
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