Cerebral cortex

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    it can also be seen in 1-10% of people in there 30’s. Alzheimer’s is considered to be a progressive, degenerative disorder of the cerebral cortex. It is known to interfere with cognitive and behavioral impairment that causes social and occupational functioning. The cortical degeneration is marked in the frontal lobes, but the atrophy occurs in all areas of the cortex. The cause of Alzheimer’s is still unknown, but there is factor’s that contribute to this disease, such as neurochemical factors,…

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    the only person to contribute to the discovery of the neurological disease, Alzheimer's. According to Dennis J. Selkoe in "Amyloid Protein and Alzheimer's Disease," he states, "Even before the time of Alzheimer, pathologists knew that the human cerebral cortex sometimes contained variable numbers of spherical plaques" (252-253). So, the question is, what did Dr. Alois Alzheimer contribute to the discovery of Alzheimer's? According to The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 2014: "In 1906, Alzheimer…

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    thought process. As such, of all our neurons in the brain half are found in the cerebellum and a key part of the central nervous system. Continual repeating of the circuitry of the cerebellar cortex, as well as other parts of the cerebellum are in that way connected to the various regions of the cerebral cortex, giving us a topography of the cerebellum. While considering the behavioral aspects of the cerebellar tasks in developmental dyslexia has mainly looked toward motor tasks such as…

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    There are a variety of similarities in the content in both the Broderick and Blewitt text and the reading by Sylwester. Broderick and Blewitt open the chapter by explaining the intricate process of how the brain is formed and how it develops throughout gestation. Once the brain structure itself has formed in the womb, nerve cells called neurons begin to form (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010). The brain sends information to the rest of the body through neurotransmitters that are housed in terminals…

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    Why do we dream? This unanswered question has been puzzling the masses for thousands of years. But answering this question is easier said than done because to this day we are still unsure, in spite of this science working alongside psychology has been able to piece together several informative and fascinating documentations of why they think we dream. The history of dreams, modern man was not the first to develop the obsession for analyzing our dreams, dream interpretations go back several…

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    demands of the energize children. the brain increases it's weight to 90 percent of the total adult weight it will reach. The cerebral cortex plays an important role in the development of children since the number of synapses is nearly double the adult value. The cerebellum helps in balance and control of the body movement;the linkage of the cerebellum and the cerebral cortex strengthens from birth throughout early childhood causing a remarkable gain in motor coordination. Cognitively make…

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    resection, but this principle must be tempered by the potential for functional loss after a radical removal. It has always been a challenge to achieve this ?functional? resection especially when eloquent cortex is close by or intimately involved with the tumor. Various methods of localizing eloquent cortex have been and are currently being used. Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) and other neurophysiological testing is now available to the neurosurgeon intraoperatively. CASE A 36 year old male…

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    Classical ballet is the most structured and most formal, style of ballet that expresses a story through dance. Every pirouette, plié, and turn-out, demonstrates how beautiful the human body can be. Originating in Renaissance Italy, the original dance was brought to France in the 16th century, therefore receiving it’s formal French moves (Macuja-Elizalde). Classical ballet is a well-known art that many admire, but there is much more than what one may know about it on a physical and mental level.…

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    is affected by Parkinson’s and Huntington’s? Movement of the body 18. What are the 2 divisions of the peripheral nervous system? Somatic nervous system & autonomic nervous system 19. What is the outermost portion of the cerebrum called? Cerebral cortex 20. How do drugs that decrease a membrane's permeability to sodium affect the perception of pain? How to they affect nerve impulses? When are these types of drugs typically used? It prevents impulses from passing through the affected…

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    A common result of a person feeling like they have to change something about their life is turning to drugs. This is because drugs can give the person a sensation of escape from reality, but it is really only a temporary feeling. The addiction of escape can drive someone to continuously abuse drugs in order to make them feel in control of the thing they originally wanted to change. Likewise, when someone has a mental illness the symptoms may drive them to self medicate in order to soothe their…

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