Article Analysis and Summary: 'Secrets of the Brain'

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Jack Lloyd Due Date: June 28, 2015
Article Title: Secrets of the Brain
Article Number: 6
Briefly state the Main idea of this Article:
The main idea of this article is primarily focused on how the brain works and function, understand memory and how your brain reacts to different situations. Also, other aspects of how researchers are finding new ways and various methods to find solutions to understand the brain better. The brain is a difficult organ to understand, researchers are doing experiments on animals to try to find ways to repair brain functions that have died. This article also talks about different testing they are doing on different parts of the brain.
List three important facts that the author uses to support the main idea. One fact the Mark Nichols says about the brain is “Scientist around the world are tackling age old mysteries of the brain and beginning to solve such puzzles as how memory works and why some people’s psyches can withstand the kind of horrific experiences that traumatize others. Mark Nichols also discusses how Canadian Researchers are trying to find a cure for neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Lou Gehrig’s Diseases, and show how to find out why brains cells don’t regenerate after injury. He talks about how the brain contains about 50 bill to 100 billion brain cells that make it very difficult to grasp what all the goes on in the brain.
What information or ideas discussed in this article are also discussed in your textbook?
Research Methods
Neural Bases Of Behavior
Tour through the Brain.
What is the conclusion of the author? Do you agree or disagree and why?
The Article is based on facts and applied research. Im not a scientist so I cant agree or disagree. However I do find it baffling that there is so much study of the brain that goes unseen. Its unbelieved to think how many hours, days, months researchers put in time to find or come up with different ways to uncover the brain. I think I

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