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  • Brain Vs Brain

    The body and mind undertake many activities. However, these activities are mostly controlled by the central nervous system (CNS). The brain and the spinal cord are the main components of the central nervous system. The brain is divided into three portions: the hindbrain which houses units of the brain that controls heart and sleeping patterns, the midbrain which links the forebrain to the hindbrain and also controls the heart rate and sweating, and the forebrain which controls our voluntary movement. The spinal cord acts as an information path of the body. It conveys messages from the brain to the rest of the body and sends what happens outside of the body to the brain. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) forms part of…

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  • The Teenage Brain

    The Teenage Brain Why is it that some teens don’t think about the consequences until after they make poor choices? This is because the teenage brain not fully developed yet and will not be fully developed until the mid 20s. According to the article “What’s Going On in the Teenage Brain?”, some parts of the teenage brain such as the prefrontal cortex (PFC) does not fully mature until the age of 24 years old. Many neuroscientists think that this mismatch in brain maturity may explain a lot of…

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  • Brain Facts

    Burning Question: What are all the parts of the brain and what are their functions ‘Brainy’ Facts The brain. You couldn’t live without it. It helps you move, breathe, eat sleep, et cetera. It is the most complex organ and controls all of your body’s functions. When I was in kindergarten, I had an accident and fractured my skull, had a minor brain bleed and a small concussion In first grade, I had surgery to fix up my brain and skull. All of these injuries took a major toll on my brain. The…

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  • The Brain

    How the Brain works... Have you ever wondered what an individual’s brain works before they begin to abuse different substances? The Brain is an organ in the body that is capable of many, many things in all reality the brain controls your every movement thought and everything that you do in life. You can’t even do a simple task without your brain telling you how to do it, things even such as breathing. Then to think how all of this can change just by deciding to abuse drugs or alcohol. It…

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  • Curiosity In The Brain

    Curiosity is the polar opposite of monotony. Behind every new pill, a new music album or even the latest gizmo, there are curious minds. Curiosity made Sir Alexander Fleming discover penicillin. However on the other hand, it has also helped others create weapons of mass destruction. It is not that curiosity is black or white; it is the mind that breeds it. Ironically for few, the mind is the entity which generates the most curiosity. I am one of those curious individuals who live up to that…

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  • Opioids In The Brain

    Everything one’s brain is responsible for doing, which is all mental processes, takes place at alarmingly fast rates every second of every day in areas of the brain called synapses. Synapses are formed by a gap in between the ends of two neurons that is measured in units of nanometers. Signals received by a neuron begins the domino effect, the first thing that follows is the electrical impulse that is the sign for neurotransmitters (chemicals) to be released. These neurotransmitters then travel…

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  • The Bilingual Brain

    protect yourself against memory robbing, life altering, Alzheimer's disease. It appears that the brains of bilingual people work better for a good while longer after they get this disease. The latest findings come from a group of researchers at Toronto's York University who tested almost 450 patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's, half of whom spoke two languages and half who spoke a single language. All the subjects had about the same level of cognitive impairment, but the team found that…

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  • Brain Injury In The Brain

    can leave you paralyzed forever. The brain is one of the most important part of a human being. You are you, because of your brain. As I am writing this paper, I am using my brain…

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  • Brain Mechanisms

    thus accomplish their functions. The communication is made possible by the sensory elements, which are responsible for receiving information from other body parts as well as the environment, and the motor elements that carry the appropriate responses. The cross communication between the body and mind relies on the chemical mediators, which involve electrical signals along the nerve pathways. These electrical signals are converted into chemical signals at the synapses between neurons. Therefore,…

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  • The Hypothalamus In The Brain

    The hypothalamus in located in the brain. It is responsible for regulating body temperature, some metabolic processes and it is the main part that controls the autonomic nervous system. The hypothalamus is also in control of the production of many vital hormones that play a major role in maintaining the right standards for your body and chemical substances that help control different cells and organs. The hormones released from the hypothalamus control physiologic purposes, such as sleep, mood…

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