Attention versus memory in prefrontal cortex

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  • The Effects Of Stress On Working Memory

    Memory is a process of encoding, storing, and retrieving information. It is the total sum of who we are and what we know. It is also absolutely crucial in everything we do and affects how well we do it. A large variety of studies have already been conducted on memory and show that there are different types of memory. In their study, Luo and Craik (2008) looked at the effects of age on memory and found that aging contributes to increasing difficulty to complete complex memory tasks. There’s a decline in certain types of memory that is age-related and attributed to the slowing of processing speed, reduction in attentional resources, inefficient inhibition, and loss of cognitive control (Luo & Craik, 2008). One specific type of memory is working…

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  • Summary Of What Is The Internet Really Doing To Our Brains

    Nicholas Carr 's argument is based on the work of scientist studying online reading, the memory and attention that our brains are very capable of. This experiment was the first one launched in 2008 by small and two…

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  • Process Of Hypnotherapy

    subconscious mind and memory quite a bit. The hippocampus is the base of where memories are formed and stored. So, when subjects are given a list of words to remember, they are using that part of the brain to store is in their short-term memory. During a study at Stanford University, hypnotized subjects were first put in the emotional state of either happy or sad, and then had to learn a set of words while in that emotion (Bower). The results that were found deemed to be quite interesting. The…

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  • Essay On Cannabinoids

    are certain changes in gray and white matter densities, brain volume, as well as endocannabinoid concentrations. This creates aberrations in cognition and memory performance. Cannabinoid’s structures consist of a terpene joined to an alkyl-substituted resorcinol. The leading psychoactive component of cannabis is Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol(CBN) are cannabinoids that make up cannabis (Perrine, 1996, p. 347-349). Gray and white matter are subsets of…

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  • Essay On Neurodevelopment

    dynamic inter-relationship between genetic, brain, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes across the developmental lifespan [1].” Neurodevelopmental disorders are defined as a group of conditions caused by damage to the neurological development process which cause long term delays in development. These disorders normally begin in infancy, when development is most crucial, and remain fairly consistent throughout adulthood. Neurodevelopmental disorders include but are not limited to the…

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  • Importance Of Behavior Characteristics For Children With ADHD

    Elementary School Age Children With Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder Nicole Pankey Troy University Behavior Characteristics For Children With ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder also known as ADHD is a disability where children show at minimum one of these characteristics: hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention (Santrock, 2014). These symptoms can be shown in elementary students. ADHD is a psychiatric disorder. In 2009 about 3-5 % of student were showing…

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  • Calbindin Essay

    against anti-Calbindin-marked GABAergic neurons (Lammel, 2016). While GABAergic-neuron-expressing anti-Calbindin labeled various regions of the brain such as, midbrain reticular nucleus (MRN), Red nucleus (RN), Substantia Nigra pars reticulate (SNr), and Interpeduncular nucleus (IPN), our region of study was focused on the ventral tegmentum area (VTA) and the prefrontal cortex (PFC). Role of Calbindin (CB) Calbindin (CB) has four active calcium-binding sites (with two sites that lost their…

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  • Unstructured Child Development

    also shown to be contributed by childhood play, which in turn result in improved cognition and social skills. With the aid of advanced technologies, specifically positron-emission tomography scans, numerous studies on rats and some primates in controlled (socially isolated) and uncontrolled (integrated with other rats/primates) environments indicated play experiences to exert a substantial impact on neural development in young children (Brown et al. 2000). For instance, prefrontal cortex (PFC)…

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