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  • The Nutty Professor and Brains, Brains, Brains

    The Nutty Professor and BrainsBrainsBrains By Jana Gilbert “Hello‚ class!” Professor Dobbins spoke enthusiastically as the last student entered the room. Today‚ he was going to talk about his favorite part of the human anatomy: the brain. “Today is going to be exciting!” All of the students groaned. They knew that when he said something would be “exciting‚” it was always boring. Always. “How many of you know what the Ancient Egyptians believed about a person’s behavior? Who controlled

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  • Brain Tumors In The Brain

    Brain tumors are abnormal growth of tissue in the brain or spinal cord. This abnormal growth disrupts the normal functions of the brain. Brain tumors are categories based on where they originated and whether they are cancerous or noncancerous. They can be benign which means they do not contain cancer cells‚ they grow slowly‚ and do not spread into other tissue. The tumors can also be malignant‚ which means they contain cancer cells and spread rapidly into surrounding tissue. ("Brain Tumors") Surgery

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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

    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‚ diencephalon

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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

    Neurotransmitter – They are brain chemicals that communicate throughout the body. Amygdala – It is located in the cerebral hemisphere that looks like a grey almond shape‚ it controls the emotions we have from hormones‚ arousal and emotional memories. Hippocampus – This is in the medial temporal lobe it’s a small organ and is very important to the limbic system‚ it is what helps with our long term memory. Corpus Callosum – Located in the middle of the brain the corpus callosum is a big ball

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  • Brain

    If each of the following brain parts individually was damaged‚ what would be the consequence and why? Hippocampus‚ hypothalamus‚ cerebellum‚ reticular formation‚ medulla Hippocampus is important for forming lasting memories. The hippocampus lies inside the temporal lobes‚ which is why stimulating the temporal lobes can produce memory like or dream like experiences. Hippocampus damage can result in anterograde amnesia which is the loss of ability to form new memories. Someone who sustains an

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  • The 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 Effects Of Alcohol On The Brain

    have an effect on the brain vary as the amount of alcohol is consumed into the blood stream. The first part of the brain to be effected by the consumption of alcohol is Cerebral Cortex. This is the region of the brain that process the though process and consciousness. The effect of this region is that it suppress the inhibition-processing center‚ it affects the eyes‚ ears‚ and mouth senses. The next level in the blood level alcohol content is it affects the Cerebellum in the brain. The Cerebellum controls

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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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