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    The human brain, just like all the other parts of our body is unique. It gives us the power to speak, think and to solve problems. It works by using the electrical and chemical process to take in, organize, interpret, store and use information. The nervous system is divided into central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). The CNS consists of the brain and spinal cord and they are the decision makers of the body. Sensory information gathering and action transmission occurs…

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    various areas of the cortex and projected information to the primary motor cortex via thalamus, thus fine-tuning a movement (19). It was also believed that the Basal ganglia was involved with the inhibition and selection of action commands (19). These views suggest the involvement of both cerebellum and Basal ganglia(BG) in purely motor function. But that is not the case, recent studies have found a connection between the BG and cerebellum and projections from these areas to the cortex through…

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    The Cerebrum

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    Cortexes, the sensory cortex and the…

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    Neocortex

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    The neocortex is a part of the cerebral cortex in mammals, involved with higher evolved functions. In humans, the neocortex possesses abilities such as sensory perception, reasoning, language and motor skills. According to lab article, Preferential electrical coupling regulates neocortical lineage-dependent microcircuit assembly, the evidence support the main hypothesis in that electrical coupling between sister excitatory neurons regulate the formation of specific synapses in a developing…

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    drink heavily. The changes of the brain were detected when researchers studied brain scans of children as they grew from early childhood through age 20.The scans revealed unexpectedly changes in the volume of gray matter, which forms the cortex of the brain. The cortex is where the processes of thought and memory are based.…

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    Do you think consuming enormous amount of alcohol is cool? Does drinking relax your mind? Does it take away all your problems? The answers to all of these questions is no. Getting drunk does not make you cool in my eyes it makes you irresponsible. It may relax your mind for a little while but after that your mind is back to being all over the place again. It doesn’t take your problems away because after you sober up you still have the same problems you had before. Getting drunk may make you feel…

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    Madeleine J was a 60 year old woman who was blind and had cerebral palsy. She found her hands to be as useless as “lumps of dough on the end of her arms”. All of Madeleine’s sensory capacities were proficient other than the impairment of perceptions. Every medical test done on her hands and arms showed that her…

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    neurons and eye muscles while the balance system contains semicircular canals, otolith organs, vestibular nerves and nuclei. The proprioceptors include the spinal cord, muscles, and joints in the body while the brain contains the cerebellum and cerebral cortex. All these components work together to maintain the human sense of balance in all individuals. When there is disconnect in any of these systems the patient can…

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    that television can help with some lingual and visual development, children twenty-four months and younger do not receive any benefit from screen time through television. Television causes structural damage to their brain in the frontal lobe, cerebral cortex, and many other parts preventing them from becoming well developed and capable adults. As well as brain damage it also causes behavioral problems and lifestyle changes. Therefore, children under two years old should not exposed to screen…

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    the brain has its respective functions and use. The brain is a part of the central nervous system and it can be classified into the hindbrain, midbrain, the forebrain and the brain stem right below the brain. Inside the midbrain, there is the cerebral cortex which consists of the temporal, occipital, parietal and frontal lobe. Their functions are processing auditory information; processing visual information; processing sensory information and order complex cognitive behaviours respectively.…

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