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Brain

The Brain Brainstem The brain stem plays an important role in basic attention, arousal, and consciousness. 
It contains the medulla oblongata, cerebellum, midbrain and pons. Its functions include things that you need to survive, such as breathing, digestion, heart rate, blood pressure, and arousal which makes you awake and alert.All information from our body passes through the brain stem on the way to the brain. Medulla Oblangata The medulla oblongata connects the brain and spinal cord....

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The Brain

The Brain has five major structures . These structures include the mesencephalon, metencephalon, myelencephalon (or medulla), telencephalon, and diecephalon. All of these brain structures contribute different functions within the human body. The brain’s first structure is the myelencephalon, which is also called the medulla. The myelencephalon is known as the most posterior part of the brain. The structure of the myelencephalon is made up of bundles of axons called tracts. These tracts carry...

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The Brain

 The Brain Brittany Wagner Psy/240 June 22, 2014 Jennifer Graves The Brain The brain is like a hard drive for a computer. Like a hard drive the brain also has many wires and complicated looking things in there. It is a lot easier to understand what part of the brain does what when it is broken down into the five major parts. The brain has five major parts and each part helps the human body function. The five major parts are called the myelencephalon, metencephalon, mesencephalon...

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The Brain

Running Head: Brain Development: Are the Early Years Really the Most Important? Brain Development: Are the Early Years Really the Most Important? Brain Development: Are the Early Years Really the Most Important? Many people do not think the early years are the most important to a child’s brain development. They seem to have the attitude that children can be taught when they are old enough to learn the skills. But then the question remains as to when you should start teaching those skills...

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The Brain

Psy-101-22 W Professor Kulpa6/16/2014 The Brain Neuroscientists have proven that the activity in the brain is altered when an individual is subject to extremely stressful or exciting circumstances. In the documentary multiple unique qualities of the brain are explored, studied, and tested to determine how we can benefit from understanding the functions of the brain. Learning about the fundamentals of the brain in the text made understanding the procedures our brain undergoes to process information, react...

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The Brain

The Brain The central core of the human brain, often referred to as the “old brain”, is the most primitive part of the brain and can be found in all vertebrates dating back more than 500 million years. The central core is designed to help the human body with basic survival functions such as breathing, heartbeat, movement, balance, and sleep. Without the central core, the brain would not be able to do major task like telling our hearts to beat and how fast. The central core of the human brain...

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The Brain

The Brain The Brain Steve Scouten Psychology 202 09/23/2012 Professor Andy A. Gauler University of Phoenix Abstract This paper will assist you in knowing the difference between the inner core of the brain compared to the cerebral cortex or outer covering of the brain while defining the importance...

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Marijuana and the Brain

Brown Period 3 Health Marijuana and the Brain Even though marijuana affects the brain, it is the most commonly used illegal drug out there. The drug affects all parts of your body; it first goes through the brain so it can damage it severely. Just a one milligram dose of marijuana can seriously affect your mental and psychological health. The drug usually goes to your brain seconds after it is in your bloodstream or is inhaled. Your brain sucks up the drug through the receptors and its...

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The Functions of the Brain

body. 3. The brain and its functions; the connections to the nervous system. 4. The cerebrum and the major connections to the nervous system and brain; why it so important to the body. II. Thesis Statement: The following information is about the Nervous System and its different aspects. It addresses what the nervous system is and what it consists of, the function of the nervous system in the body and its relationship to other parts of the body. It will also discuss the brain and its functions...

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Brain Dysfunction

Brain Dysfunction in Criminal Behavior Jose Luis Abreu CRJ308: Psychology of Criminal Behavior (BLG1319A) Instructor: Cheryl Cabero May 27th, 2013 Brain Dysfunction in Criminal Behavior After viewing the ABC video “The Brain and Violence: Secrets of Your Mind” I do believe that people are predisposed to violence. I do maintain my position that even if the same Neurological and genetic factors that lead to crime are present in a person the lack of a healthy environment is what will cause...

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