The Region That Controls Our
"No indeed! If he does not stop, We will
grab him by the forelock, a lying, sinful forelock."
(The Qur'an, 96:15-16)
The expression "the lying, sinful forelock"
in the above verse is most interesting. Research carried out
in recent years revealed that the prefrontal area, which is
responsible for the management of particular functions of the
brain, lies in the frontal part of the skull. Scientists only
discovered the functions of this area, which the Qur'an pointed
out 1,400 years ago, in the last 60 years. If we look inside
the skull at the front of the head, we will find the frontal
area of the cerebrum. A book entitled Essentials of Anatomy
and Physiology, which includes the results of the latest
research on the functions of this area, says:
The motivation and the foresight
to plan and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion
of the frontal lobes, the prefrontal area. This is a region
of association cortex…(14)
book also says:
In relation to its involvement
in motivation, the prefrontal area is also thought to be the
functional center for aggression…(15)
So, this area of the cerebrum is responsible for
planning, motivation, and initiating good and sinful behaviour,
and is responsible for telling lies and the truth.
It is clear that the statement "the lying, sinful
forelock" corresponds completely to the above explanations.
This fact, which scientists have only discovered in the last
60 years, was stated by God in the Qur'an long years ago.