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    The cerebral cortex has deep grooves called fissures that separate some regions. The longitudinal fissure separates the left cerebral hemisphere from the right cerebral hemisphere. On the other hand, the transverse cerebral fissure separates the cerebral hemispheres from the cerebellum. The cerebral cortex contains three kinds of functional areas: Motor areas, sensory areas, and association areas. The motor…

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    D.J. Fluker, offensive lineman, of the San Diego Chargers, experienced a concussion on November 22 during their game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Fluker will count this down as his fourth known concussion of his career. He had symptoms following their game that included a headache (Gehlken, 2015). All of this was after he experienced a concussion four days before during a practice. There is no set concussion protocol with the NFL rules on how many days a player must be nonactive. During…

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    When the body becomes exposed to chronic exposure to alcohol the body will adapt to changes thus causing different responses to it. A person that drinks alcohol all the time will build up a tolerance to alcohol and will not get the effect as a person that drinks once and while or rarely drinks. The brain will start to develop a pathological craving for alcohol, longer the chronic drinker uses alcohol the stronger the desires become to fulfill them. If the body does not get the desired fix of…

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    Go ahead and try it. Prick your finger on a pin. Kick a chair leg. Lightly, please - touch a hot stove. Barring an extremely rare disease, you will definitely feel something. Something strange and terrible; or, at least, that is what your brain tells you. You won’t want to touch that pin again; or you will be more careful when passing through the dining room; or you will remember the next time you cook to keep some distance from hot metal - all because your brain has told you to refrain in such…

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    subthalamus is below the hypothalamus. “The thalamus is a vital structure lying deep within the brain that has several important functions. There are extensive nerve networks that send signals all around the structures of the brain including the cerebral cortex. The thalamus is involved in sensory and motor signal relay and the regulation of consciousness and sleep” (Mandal). Sensory messages that travel to the thalamus come from the senses of the body such as seeing, hearing, tasting, touch,…

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    Even though there are other structures in the brain that were selected for greater growth and complexity, it is noted that evolution has impacted the change in the cerebral cortex physiology and morphology and in consequence has influenced intelligence the most(Cherniak 2012). Now that it is understood what evolved, looking at what led to the evolution is just as important. Scientist theorize that the evolution of…

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    five parts of the brain involved with fear and the response to it. The thalamus receives incoming data and decides where to send it. It is located deep within the brain at the top of the brainstem and under the cerebral cortex, near the center of the brain. It is connected to the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, and spinal cord to receive sensory information. The sensory…

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    patience, cut himself, and be destructive. At that time, his mental health was declining. Madlyn Willigan, an author of the website “Solitary Watch”, mentions, “Prolonged isolation may damage the cerebral cortex, which is ‘the part of the brain that makes us most human’” (Willigan). The cerebral cortex comprises a major portion of the brain and plays a critical role in attention, perceptual awareness, language and consciousness. It is part of the brain that people use for reasoning and working…

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    Unit 4 The Brain Analysis

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    things like breathing. The brain is supplied with oxygen to keep it alive by a network of blood vessels. Structure of the brain The brain is made up of 4 main parts and they are: ● The cerebral cortex, ● Limbic system, ● The cerebellum ● and the brain stem The cerebral cortex The cerebral cortex is split into two cerebral hemispheres (the left and right hemispheres). Sometimes…

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    Anatomy of cerebral cortex: Brain is most complex organ in human body. The ability of brain for its functioning normally is manifestation of various activities it takes participation in various activities of day to day life, being it hidden from the view or perceptible, like walking, smelling, thinking, laughing, speaking, and hearing. These manifestations are results of very coordinated and complex electrical and chemical activity within and between the cells those makes up our brain. Abnormal…

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