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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
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
Hallucinations: Yes, that can happen. Please consult with a neurologist to discuss with your symptoms in detail. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Medial temporal lobe: Alzheimer's starts in the hippocampus and the medial temporal lobe. In end-stage alzheimers there is widespread atrophy. Early onset alzheimers (<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
Only 1 large part: Cerebrum has a left and right hemisphere. ...Read more
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
What is the overall name for the two large parts of the brain not including the brainstem and cerebellum?
Brain: Cerebral Cortices (each is one Cerebral cortex, Right & Left). Also, called Cerebral Hemispheres. ...Read more
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?
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
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