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How can med students remember the parts of the brain, their functions, and disorders?

How can med students remember the parts of the brain, their functions, and disorders?

Most Medical Student: Most students remember the parts of the brain and their function usually either by rote memory or by association. ...Read more

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I think I have the neurological disorder where two parts of my brain function as one. What is this called?

I think I have the neurological disorder where two parts of my brain function as one. What is this called?

Not sure: It is difficult for me, now, to think of what you're thinking about? I have heard of people not having a certain structure in their brain, called the corpus collosum, which runs in the middle of the brain and connects the two sides which are called hemispheres. Could that possibly be to what you are refering? ...Read more

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Which parts of the brain are involved in habit-forming?

Which parts of the brain are involved in habit-forming?

Does it matter?: "A habit is something you can do without thinking, which is why most of us have so many of them." Frank A. Clark ...Read more

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Could fluid on some parts of your brain make you imagine people and objects that aren't there?

Could fluid on some parts of your brain make you imagine people and objects that aren't there?

Hallucinations: Yes, that can happen. Please consult with a neurologist to discuss with your symptoms in detail. ...Read more

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My husband damaged all four parts of his brain in car wreck. Can he recover more and more over time?

My husband damaged all four parts of his brain in car wreck. Can he recover more and more over time?

Family practice : It will be a long and difficult time for both of you. It sounds like you have a strong faith. Prayer and faith can bring miracles. I hope you have a strong family to help you. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain are affected by THC?

What parts of the brain are affected by THC?

Pot: Pot use does harm to the brain & body. Refer to the diagram for details. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain are affected by hypnotism?

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What parts of the brain are affected by hypnotism?

Hypnosis: Studies using MRI showed that in highly susceptible subjects there were increase in brain activity in anterior cingulate gyrus and left side of prefrontal cortex. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain do lead exposure damage?

What parts of the brain do lead exposure damage?

Frontal/parietal: Region of the brain responsible for inhibition-lending diminished iq, poor academic performance, inability to focus, and increased risk of criminal behaviors. ...Read more

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Which parts of the brain are involved in hostility?

Which parts of the brain are involved in hostility?

Brain and anger: The amygdala is the area of the brain responsible for emotional responses including anger. If you are struggling with anger issues find a good therapist to work with to help you process and work through issues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cocaine effects the different parts of the brain?

Can you tell me how cocaine effects the different parts of the brain?

Cocaine doesn't have: Different effects on different parts of the brain. It works in older areas in the midbrain that are our reward/pleasure centers, and causes the release of lots of dopamine, the chemical released when we are happy, or exercising. Over time, excessive use of stimulants, particularly methamphetamine, but Cocaine as well, can damage those centers to where you don't feel pleasure without it. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain are involved when you hear something and look at it?

What parts of the brain are involved when you hear something and look at it?

Neuroanatomy: Sound waves are transduced by the inner ear mechanism into a neural impulse in the auditory nerve, which then sends information to the brainstem, thalamus, and, ultimately, the auditory cortex for processing. In the eye, the retina transduces light into a neural impulse, and the optic nerve transmits this information to the thalamus and then to the visual cortex of the brain for processing. ...Read more

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Can you precisely identify the brain parts that leads to music's healing or therapeutic effect?

Can you precisely identify the brain parts that leads to music's healing or therapeutic effect?

NO: There is no specific region of the brain that controls music. The entire brain responds to the pleasant features or stimulating features or agitating features. An excellent detailed analysis can be found in the book by dr. Oliver sacks — musicophilia. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain regenerate cells? Also, would the loss in brain cells create loss in intelligence?

What parts of the brain regenerate cells? Also, would the loss in brain cells create loss in intelligence?

Animal studies: No known areas of brain which contain "intelligence". This is all way into the future now. The parts of the brain which show regrowth are laboratory studies- fascinating and intriguing, but still you will have to hit the books and burn the midnight oil! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a baby to have hydrocephalus but the fluid is not constant? And the fluid fill parts of the brain that didn't develop?

Could happen: Not all hydrocephalus is from obstruction. In cases where a part of the brain failed to develop there will be fluid where brain tissue should have been. This is called porencephalic ventricular dilatation. The degree of dilatation may vary depending on body position. ...Read more

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Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

Ketamine: Is a NMDA receptor antagonist as potential analgesics in the management of chronic pain. It inhibits a neural communication between the thalamus and the cerebral cortex as a general anesthetic agent. Long-term abuse can lead to paranoia, depression and in high doses can cause unconsciousness and death. ...Read more

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Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

Ketamine: Ketamine acts on NMDA receptor )N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptors). They are present throughout the cerebral cortex and are also present in the hippocampus. However, its known that glutamate receptors are diffusely present throughout at least half of all neural tissue. ...Read more

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What brain parts control the female reproductive system?

HPO (short version): It's called the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (hpo.) the highest center is the hypothalamus, which prouces gnrh; this talks to the pituitary gland, which will produce fsh and lh in response. The ovaries respond to fsh and lh. ...Read more

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What part/parts of the brain do hemmoragic strokes take place?

What part/parts of the brain do hemmoragic strokes take place?

Any part: Since the brain has excellent blood flow, in theory, a bleed can occur anywhere, there is a vessel. Location of injury is important as th functional loss will be determined this way. If cause is aneurysm, or bubble, these are often in the central circulation from the circle if Willis and can affect the brain stem, forebrain or middle branches that supply movement centers. ...Read more

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How typical is it for cancer to spread to different parts of the brain?

How typical is it for cancer to spread to different parts of the brain?

Depends on tumor : Type. Some tumors spread to brain more often than others, e.g., lung cancer, melanoma spread to brain more often than colon cancer. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain are most commonly affected by huntington's disease?

What parts of the brain are most commonly affected by huntington's disease?

The basal ganglia: Hundington's disease is a disease which destroys the part of the brain called the basal ganglia which is important for controlling movement. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain are most likely affected by alzheimer's disease?

What parts of the brain are most likely affected by alzheimer's disease?

Medial temporal lobe: Alzheimer's starts in the hippocampus and the medial temporal lobe. In end-stage alzheimer’s there is widespread atrophy. Early onset alzheimer’s (<65 years old) has a different presentation. There is usually some mild hippocampal atrophy, but the most striking finding is parietal atrophy, with atrophy of the posterior cingulum and the precuneus. The hippocampus can be normal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can mini strokes that cause death to parts of the brain be seen on a mri?

Yes : An MRI will show areas of the brain that have been damaged from a stroke or traumatic injury. ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent tingly sensations on various parts of my body? Brain tumour?

What could cause intermittent tingly sensations on various parts of my body? Brain tumour?

Many Possibilities: There are many possibilities. Most involve peripheral nerves and not your brain so I am not thinking brain tumor. Ultimately, you should see a Neurologist to evaluate this and find a treatment. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Hi! If you do an MRI of the pituitary can you also see if there would be something wrong in the other parts of the brain?

Hi! If you do an MRI of the pituitary can you also see if there would be something wrong in the other parts of the brain?

It depends: Different parts of the brain can be imaged by MRI. If what was ordered was a limited sequence it might not show the entire cortex through the brainstem — you will need to ask your doctor what was ordered specifically. ...Read more

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I had a pinch nerve to the back of my head. I went to theropy and I don't feel pain as much but I feel parts of my brain now. What is this?

I had a pinch nerve to the back of my head. I went to theropy and I don't feel pain as much but I feel parts of my brain now. What is this?

Unclear: It isn't clear what you mean by feeling "parts of your brain" since physiologically this doesn't make sense. You may be experiencing sensitivity to muscles in the area or in the base of the head. Presumably you were referred to PT by a physician; suggest you query your doctor who can examine you thoroughly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lsd unlocks parts of your brain that is usually dormant?

Not particularly: There really aren't dormant parts of the brain- that is very old and actually unscientific thought from 40 years ago or so that we only use 10% of our brain. Newer techniques such as PET scanning and functional MRI have shown that we use most of our brain. LSD mimics neurotransmitters that we already have and effects receptors in ways that cause hallucinations etc. They are not from dormant areas. ...Read more

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What parts of the human body are controlled by the frontal lobe of the brain?

What parts of the human body are controlled by the frontal lobe of the brain?

Personality: The frontal lobe controls personality, inhibitions, and is a large part of our planning. It is also involved in our memory storage and part of movement. ...Read more