9 Body Parts Whose Importance Is Often Underestimated

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Our body is a very complex mechanism where every individual organ is important. Everybody knows about how essential kidneys, stomachs, hearts, arteries, and veins are, but here are 9 body parts whose importance is often overlooked and underestimated.

 

 

1. Tragus and Antitragus
These small parts of your ears are very important. The Tragus amplifies sounds that are coming from behind your head by sending vibrations through the cartilage directly into your ear. Similarly, the Antitragus “captures” sounds that are coming from the front.

 

 

2. Hyoid Bone
The hyoid bone is the only bone in your body that isn’t connected to any other bones. Instead, it’s surrounded by muscle tissue. The presence of the hyoid bone in our throat is what allows humans to have a much wider vocal range (up to four octaves in some special cases!). All other animals simply rely on their vocal cords to produce sounds, but we have this extra little helper.


3. Glabella
The skin between your eyebrows covers the glabella muscle. This muscle serves two main purposes. The first gives you ability to move your eyebrows and forehead (allowing you to frown). The second is that the glabella sensitivity is what helps protect your eyes. Sudden contact with the glabella causes people to want to blink. So, if you tap your finger you’ll feel like blinking. Similarly, if a fly, large raindrop, or numerous particles hit your glabella – you will blink to temporarily protect your eyes from foreign particles.

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