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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Which part of the brain distributes reward and pleasure feelings?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Which part of the brain distributes reward and pleasure feelings?

Reward centers: The Nucleus Accumbens in the Limbic system, and the Pre frontal cortex. ...Read more

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Which plays the biggest part in the smoking addiction, the mind or the body?

Which plays the biggest part in the smoking addiction, the mind or the body?

Both play a part.: Nicotine is definitely physiologicaly addicting. Smokers experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings as nicotine is eliminated from the body. Smokers also have very strong habits that involve hands, mouth, breathing, etc. At certain times and in response to certain triggers. Effective programs to stop smoking address the psychological as well as the physiological aspects of this addiction. ...Read more

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Can learning a new foreign language help keep my mind sharp?

Can learning a new foreign language help keep my mind sharp?

Absolutely.: In addition to good sleep, aerobic exercise and healthy diet, doing things that challenge the brain like crossword puzzles, riddles, and learning a new language will keep your mind sharp! ...Read more

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Which part of the brain causes automatic, intrusive thoughts and memories?

Which part of the brain causes automatic, intrusive thoughts and memories?

No such brain region: There really aren't 'automatic' or intrusive thoughts. We are in control over thinking, despite how it may seem at times. We process information constantly and may react to our environment quite suddenly, but not automatically nor do we think intrusively. Our patterns can become more rapid over time with repeated use and practice. ...Read more

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How people binds the body mind and the soul?

How people binds the body mind and the soul?

That's philosophy: In a special sense, it's related to health - but not to medical health. Wholistic doctors might have some advice for you. Meditation, yoga, tai chi, and other sporitual types may too. Namaste. ...Read more

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Is snapping of the fingers, focusing on objects with eyes, following simple motor commands, and agitation part of a minimally conscious state?

Is snapping of the fingers, focusing on objects with eyes, following simple motor commands, and agitation part of a minimally conscious state?

Most of it: Agitation is not part of the diagnostic criteria but the other behaviors you are describing are. Diagnostic criteria include: following simple commands, gestural or verbal yes/no responses (regardless of accuracy), intelligible verbalization, and purposeful behavior (e.g., appropriate smiling or crying, reaching for objects, pursuit eye movement). ...Read more

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What are the binocular boundaries of the field of vision, in degrees, from the point of fixation?

What are the binocular boundaries of the field of vision, in degrees, from the point of fixation?

Approximately 130: The field of vision on either side is about 130 degress from fixation which means that you can actually see something moving from just behind the plane of your ears. Pretty terrific. ...Read more

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Brokenhearted ,the in the mind particularly uncomfortable?

Brokenhearted ,the in the mind particularly uncomfortable?

Treating grief: Dealing with the grief from a broken heart is always tough. Be sure you eat properly and get enough rest as that helps you be able to cope. Do something you enjoy for 30 minutes a day. Talk to friends and family you care about. Exercising daily also can help. Sometimes talking to a counselor helps fastest. See your doc, too, to make sure you have no physical problems as well.No alcohol/drugs ...Read more

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What part of the brain is responsable for interoir imagening?The imagination you can see when closing your eyes day dreaming.

What part of the brain  is responsable for interoir imagening?The imagination you can see when closing your eyes day dreaming.

Unknown.: I don't think anyone knows the answer to that question. It probably involves the visual cortex and the parietal association cortices, as well as some frontal input. Short answer? All of it. ...Read more

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What amount can your brain hold in terms of ram and memory.?

What amount can your brain hold in terms of ram and memory.?

Theorized unlimited : Though computer lingo has been used to describe or even equate to brain function the term RAM is not medically relevant nor can quantity of memory be measured by usual methods we do with machines. The only "limits" in terms of learning & remembering data is age & health status. An alive & healthy brain has infinite capacity to learn & store new information, Questions? www.healthtap/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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What part of the brain determines our self-esteem?

What part of the brain determines our self-esteem?

Unsure: Self esteem appears to be a combination of emotions and cognition. This would involve the limbic system and the forebrain. It may also invlove long-term memory, the hippocampus. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
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Whats the part of the brain relating to aggression?

Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
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Whats the part of the brain relating to aggression?

See blow: Orbital frontal lobe regulates social behavior, inhibition/disinhibition. If hypothalamus is damaged, the person can have rage. Amygdala also plays an important role in aggression. ...Read more

Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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What biological function results from cutting oneself that makes the cutter feel better?

Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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What biological function results from cutting oneself that makes the cutter feel better?

Cut to feel better?: For some it can make real the pain they feel internally - pain they cannot put words to. The cutting also can be with the expectation that the pain or anguish will abate or end with the action. There has been suggestion that endorphins are released - causing the temporary calming that allegedly follows. Naltrexone has not been that promising though in controlling self-injurious acts. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to release deep tension, stress and so on from the body and mind?

What are the best tips to release deep tension, stress and so on from the body and mind?

Breathing deeply &: 1 sit down and take deep breaths over at least 5 minutes 2laugh as much as you can, as laughing is the best remedy 3when a stressful situation arise focus on resolving it rather than keep thinking and stressing over it 4exercise any kind of pleasure giving activities like dancing 5meditation 6 music sing, play , listen, learn it is very relaxing 7yoga may also be helpful 8 support from friend/family. ...Read more

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What's the best way to clear your mind of negative thoughts?

What's the best way to clear your mind of negative thoughts?

Negative thoughts: Nature fills up any vacuum. Check in briefly w/negative issues daily and at other times remind yourself that you will check in again the next day. Then fill up the vacuum the negative thought you reject leaves w/a healthier thought such as a happy memory or event. If function and comfort level are impacted by these thoughts please see professional help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Reason for constant worrying and tension in the mind and felling of pressure in the mind always anixious with loss of intrest in daily routine?

Reason for constant worrying and tension in the mind and felling of pressure in the mind always anixious with loss of intrest in daily routine?

Easy answer: Seek CBT therapy. You might also be urged to take anti-anxiety medication, but at your age - I'd strongly encourage you to try therapy first and only add drugs if absolutely necessary. Best! ...Read more

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Is clinical depression painful to the body, or just in the mind?

Is clinical depression painful to the body, or just in the mind?

Not in general : Depression is not usually physically painful. However. Some people experience their depression as bodily aches and pains plus their other symptoms. Depression can affect the perception of pain. Pain can worsen depression. ...Read more

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