Thalamus

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  • The Nervous System: The Brain, The Endocrine System

    cord to give to the brain so that it can make sense of the message. The adult brain weighs about 3 pounds, and is made of three major parts: the forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain. The forebrain is divided into three more parts called the cerebrum, thalamus, and hypothalamus…

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    behavioral and personality disturbances, and parkinsonism” (Gavett et al., 2011), and speech and gait abnormalities (McKee et al., 2009). CTE include pathological changes in the brain such as atrophy of the cerebral hemispheres, medial temporal lobe, thalamus, mammillary bodies, and brainstem, with ventricular dilatation and a fenestrated cavum septum pellucidum. Microscopically, there are extensive tau-immunoreactive neurofibrillary tangles, astrocytic tangles, and spindle-shaped and threadlike…

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  • Describe The Causes Of Depression

    Depression is a serious mental Illness that effects millions lives as well as people from all walks of life. Regardless of rather a person is a rich, poor, or somewhere in between, depression can takes its toll on anyone. There is an interesting paradox surrounding depression. That it is a “disease of poverty” that it only effects those on the lower rungs of society. However many wealthy and successful people also suffer from depression. J.K Rowling, whose bestselling series Harry…

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  • Rational Mind Vs Emotional Mind Essay

    The complexity of the human mind exemplifies through two main components: the rational and emotional mind. While the rational mind derives from scientific reasoning and past experiences, the emotional mind emerges reactive and centers on bodily emotions. When effectively balanced, the rational and emotional minds create a sense of harmony, through making decisions that satisfy both the head and the heart. The amygdala, a key component of the emotional mind, “ is an almond shaped cluster of…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Day I Don T Cry

    olfaction and memory emotionality may be that the olfactory bulb is linked to the amygdala, associated with emotional experience, and the hippocampus, associated with memory (Reid, Green, Wildshut, and Sedkides). The other senses are processed by the thalamus (Jones). In addition, scent can also aid in triggering nostalgia (Reid, Green, Wildshut, and Sedkides). When I smell cinnamon, I can clearly relive the moment I first entered my house and the moment I made a new…

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  • Clinical Case Assessment Essay: As Good As It Gets

    Term Paper Proposal: Clinical Case Assessment Research Paper Introduction The character, Melvin Udall, from the film As Good As It Gets (1997), played by Jack Nicholson, will serve as the client for this case study. Previously, Melvin, a successful author, received a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder by his psychiatrist, Dr. Green. Recent changes in his life provoked a desire within Melvin to take his medication, and reestablish therapeutic sessions, after abandoning them two years…

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  • Biological Maturation Theory

    Shaywitz, Virginia Beringer, and Bruce Pennington believe that certain parts of the brain are more important than other parts of the brain for language acquisition. For example, areas such as Broca’s area, Wernicke’s area, the temporo-occiptal lobe, the thalamus, and cerebellum are most important for language and literacy. The development of these areas are due to biological factors such as genetics, and in George’s case, his mother drank alcohol and smoked cigarettes while pregnant, which…

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  • The Five Basic Senses, Taste, And Touch

    Humans have five basic senses: hearing, vision, smell, taste, and touch. The definition of a “sense” is “any system that consists of a group of sensory cell types that respond to a specific physical phenomenon and corresponds to a particular group of regions within the brain where the signals are received and interpreted.” In this paper I will be taking about sensory deprivation which is the lessening or complete loss of senses. I will discuss what hearing, vision, smell, taste, and touch is and…

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  • Dissociative Identity Disorder Essay

    how a medication affects the body according to the personality or identity that is active at the time. So if medication is prescribed, it should be carefully monitored. The limbic system is a complex set of structures that lies on both sides of the thalamus, just under the cerebrum. It includes the hypothalamus, the hippocampus,…

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  • Wilhelm Wundt In Psychological Research

    In this essay I will discuss three psychologist I believe to be most influential in the psychological field. Wilhelm Wundt, the first psychologist I shall discuss, contributed to the establishment of psychology being classified as a separate science. He was able to achieve this by, setting up the first psychological laboratory in 1879 in Germany (http://www.simplypsychology.org/wundt.html) with the intention of carrying out experiments in carefully controlled conditions in order to find…

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