"Pineal gland secretes melatonin which activates the pituitary gland to release MSH (melanocyte stimulating hormone) it is in the melanocytes that melanin is produced"
MOST Europeans and people of European descent have CALCIFIED pineal glands.
The pineal calcification rates with Africans is 5-15%; Asians 15-25%; Europeans 60-80%!
Calcification of the pineal gland is shown to be closely related to defective sense of direction (Bayliss et al, 1985). In a tricentre prospective study of 750 patients lateral skull radiographs showed that 394 had calcified pineal glands. Sense of direction was assessed by subjective questioning and objective testing and the results noted on a scale of 0-10 (where 10 equals perfect sense of direction). The average score for the 394 patients with pineal gland calcification was 3.7 (range 0-8), whereas the 356 patients without pineal gland calcification had an average score of 7.6 (range 2-10). This difference was highly significant (p less than 0.01) (Bayliss et al, 1985). Also, the effects of disturbed sleep and memory are well documented.
Pineal indolamine (e.g. Melatonin/Serotonin) and peptide hormones influence immune functions. Melatonin, in particular, increases immune memory while T-dependent antigene immunization stimulates antibody production. According to Maestroni (1993), in an article published in the Journal of Pineal Research a tight physiological link between the pineal gland and the immune system is emerging that might reflect the evolutionary connection between self-recognition and reproduction. He goes further, mentioning that Pinealectomy or other experimental methods which inhibit melatonin synthesis and secretion induce a state of immunodepression which is counteracted by melatonin. In general, melatonin appears to have an immunoenhancing effect. An interesting observation is the apparent protection from autoimmune diseases in areas of West Africa and especially in places where malaria is a problem (Greenwood, 1968).
melanin protects against cryptoccocus neoformans (parasite of central nervous system) its known that europeans and their descendants suffer from higher rates of many diseases affecting CNS EXAMPLE; huntingtons disease, optic neuritus, parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, PKU, spinal bifida, etc.
Melanin refines the nervous system in such a way that messages from the brain reach other areas of the body more rapidly in Black people than in others.
American journal of medical genetics 1985 Page 69 Black babies are smaller than white ones but the smaller black neonate becomes the larger and more advanced child right through adolescence
Social Psychology - Page 482 by Lawrence S. Wrightsman - Psychology all the children were found to be more advanced than European children of the same age
Children of the 21st Century: From Birth to Nine Months - Page 162 by Shirley Dex, Heather Joshi - Social Science - 2005 There is evidence to suggest that non-white babies, especially Black babies, are more advanced in their gross motor development than white babies
also studies done by, Pasamanick 1946, Williams&Scott 1953, Bayley 1965, Ainsworth 1967, Morgan 1990
also reference; The Imagination of Early Childhood Education By Harry Morgan page 132, 133, 134
melanin is also found in several types of cells not related to skin, cells in the brain and muscles. Melanin in the brain and body does more than just “make it darker”. Melanin on the inside as well as outside protects against DNA degradation, it enhances, speeds up the transmission of messages to the brain and body, which is as to why people of color have a tendency to have a higher and quicker level of motor skills and response also protects reproduction system melanin provides an important role outside of uv protection and vitamin synthesis reference sources; Mackintosh 2001 nosanchuck and casdavall 2006 agar and young 2005
to learn more about advantages of melanin, research the works of Dr. Richard King, Carol Barnes, T. Owens Moore