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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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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...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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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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Could fluid on some parts of your brain make you imagine people and objects that arent there?

Could fluid on some parts of your brain make you imagine people and objects that arent there?

Hallucinations: Yes, that can happen. Please consult with a neurologist to discuss with your symptoms in detail. ...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 are affected by hypnotism?

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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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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