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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Any way to hurt the cerebral cortex besides alcohol?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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177M people helped
Any way to hurt the cerebral cortex besides alcohol?

Cerebral: Illicit drugs, toxins, metabolic such as diabetes, vascular such as uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Alan Ali
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What happens if you have lesions in the cerebral cortex?

Dr. Alan Ali
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CC lesions: Depends on the type & location, etiology, & extent of involvement of brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Fred Rincon
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Is it possible to damage your cerebral cortex?

Dr. Fred Rincon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Absolutely: Best way to avoid damage is to exercise, eat healthy, stop smoking, avoid drug abuse, and prevent traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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What is the cerebral cortex?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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Cerebral Cortex: Is the outer covering of gray matter surrounding the brain, which plays important role in consciousness. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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What is the primary excitatory neurotransmitter used in the cerebral cortex?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What is the primary excitatory neurotransmitter used in the cerebral cortex?

Exci. Neurotransmit: Most common is Glutamate. Others are Catecholamines, Acetylcholine, Histamine, & Serotonin. ...Read more

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Which regions of the cerebral cortex are superior to the lateral sulcus?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Lateral sulcus: It separates Frontal & Parietal Lobes above from the Temporal Lobe below. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Is cerebral cortex and gray matter the same?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Is cerebral cortex and gray matter the same?

Cerebrum: Cerebrum includes gray matter & white matter. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What are the cerebrum and the cerebral cortex the same?

Dr. Alan Ali
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What are the cerebrum and the cerebral cortex the same?

Cerebrum: Cerebrum is the 2 hemispheres (Right & Left) of brain. Cerebral cortex is outer gray matter covering the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
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Is stimulation a good treatment for the cerebral cortex?

Dr. William Singer
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
46 years in practice
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Yes: We all need stimulation for learning and to maintain social skills and mood. It is expecially important for children, to facilitate learning. Motor stimulation helps to develop pathways for motor control. ...Read more

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Wheres the temporal lobe located in relation to the cerebral cortex?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Temporal: On both sides (lateral, right & left). ...Read more

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