Ventromedial prefrontal cortex

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  • Positive Benefits Of Exercise Essay

    Study after study shows that any physical activity leaves behind many positive benefits but how much exercise does that imply and what kind of benefits are likely to be seen or even felt. There is no right or wrong answer although the Department of Health and Human Services recommends a minimum of 20 minutes everyday doing moderate aerobic activity such as walking or mowing the lawn combined with 10 minutes of vigorous activity related to running or sports while mixing in 2 days of weight…

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  • Effects Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Traumatic Stress disorder really is. We have to look at what areas of the brain are being affected. There are three regions of your brain that are triggered and change due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder the hippocampus, amygdale, and the medial prefrontal cortex. The region that is affected the most because of trauma is the amygdale. The amygdale is an almond shaped mass of cells located in the temporal lobe of the brain.…

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  • Analysis Of The Idiot Brain By Dean Burnett

    Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist at the University of Cardiff, a stand-up comedian, and a Guardian blogger. In his book, The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What your Head is Really Up To, he argues that our brains are fallible. The book covers several themes, but the most important themes are mind controls, mental health and fear. With respect, to the theme of mind controls Burnett explains that the brain’s control of the body sometimes results in irrational behaviours. For example, the…

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  • Essay On Brain Capacity

    Do we really use only 10% of our brain capacity to function in everyday life? It really depends on self opinion. Some of us may think we use more of our brain when we are working and some of us may think that when we are relaxing our brains are relaxing as well. There is no scientific theory behind how much we use of our brain. Most of us use our brains daily, to think, to react, to sense feelings, etc. You may be surprised on how much we use our brains each day. Its always active, axons are…

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  • Rock Music Effect On Memory

    Classical music is more harmonic while rock music is more rhythmic. Rhythmic music makes listeners more passionate, raising adrenaline, while harmonic music makes listeners more contemplative. Studies have shown that exposure to rock music causes learning and memory retention problems because the rhythm acts in the same way a drug do. However, the brain does create a strong association between rock music and what is happening visually when you hear the song. So, regardless of conditions, when…

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  • Split-Brain Theory

    can be divided in terms of its structure as well as function. Structurally under the cranium of any human being exists a brain with two plainly visible parts, each about the size of a fist, known as the right and the left hemispheres of the cerebral cortex. Even though these two hemispheres appear identical in terms of structure, they perform distinct functions. Split-brain studies and cognitive research has indicated that the left hemisphere is associated with functions such as language,…

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  • Inna Gaisler-Salomon Inheriting Stress

    It has been well established that personal stress can affect our bodies and behavior, but what about the stress experienced by our parents or even our grandparents? It is not too much of a stretch to connect a mother’s stress during pregnancy to changes in the fetus. It makes sense that what the mother’s body goes through during pregnancy could also affect the child, however, in the New York Times article by Inna Gaisler-Salomon, “Inheriting Stress” (March 7, 2014), the author discussed her…

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  • Isolation In California Prisons

    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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  • Basal Ganglia

    Walking is assisted by the brain, spinal cord, muscles, reflexes and receptors. The act of walking begins from brain and spinal cord which is the planning on how to walk. More precisely, it starts from the cerebral cortex. Cerebral cortex is the region of decision-making and it initiates voluntary response, in this case, the act of walking. Basal ganglia are also responsible for voluntary locomotion. It requires the knowledge of the body’s position in space (where am I walking to) and what…

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  • Brain Plasticity In Phantom Limbs

    A major region of the forebrain sensory-motor apparatus is affected, including the frontal and parietal cortex and/or subcortical structures in the striatum and thalamus. This causes deficits in motor function in the contralateral musculature. However, substantial spontaneous recovery occurs in the weeks to months following injury. The development of properties…

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