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Doctor insights on: Brain Teaser Puzzles

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Does brain games like crossword puzzles and sudoku really help the brain ?

Does brain games like crossword puzzles and sudoku really help the brain ?

A little bit: You might be better able to do crossword puzzles and sudoku but these games might not help you in other activities. ...Read more

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 can't seem to use my brain to full capacity as soon as I start to think it all just becomes foggy confusing& it's affecting my school work?

I can't seem to use my brain to full capacity as soon as I start to think  it all just becomes foggy confusing& it's affecting my school work?

Several issues: We all perform best if an when we are well rested, well fed,get regular exercise , are not sick and in a comfortable setting. You need about 8 hours of effective sleep to do your best.If you work on these issues it may help. A visit with your doc to exclude an illness would also be wise. If nothing is identified, s/he can refer you to have other testing done. ...Read more

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What does up to 3mm mean on brain mri? as in hypeintensities is it 3mm or a less its confusing

What does up to 3mm mean on brain mri? as in hypeintensities is it 3mm or a less its confusing

Nonspecific: Most MRI cannot see something less than 3 mm in diameter, so if anything is seen, it is reported as "up to 3 mm". White matter hyperintensity is a common MRI finding. Small spots of white matter changes often do not correlate with any illness. 3 mm is very small. ...Read more

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What is brain freeze?

What is brain freeze?

Brain Freeze, too: Brain freeze from ingesting ice cold foods is common & multifactorial, as are headaches. Such pain can originate from the skin, fat, muscle, blood vessels or within the cranium from great venous sinuses, their tributaries, the dura and its arteries, the falx cerebri, & the large arteries at the base of the brain (all of which have pain fibers). Also, migraines can trigger from alcohol and foods. ...Read more

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How large is the brain?

How large is the brain?

Brain size: Average adult brain volume in men is 1,260 cubic centimeters, & in women 1,130 . ...Read more

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What is a brain freeze?

What is a brain freeze?

Slang expression: Many migraine sufferers, who eat or drink cold foods or liquids may experience a brief burning achey sensation when these items are ingested. This correlates with motion sickness, migraine headaches, and family genetics. ...Read more

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How does the brain work?

How does the brain work?

No problem: If you want to find out how the brain works, you can start with one of the standard references: Principles of Neural Science, by Kandel and Schwartz. I have the fifth edition. It's 1709 pages long. It covers the basics. It's an introduction. If you really want to get into the subject, there are more and bigger books you can read. ...Read more

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Is tv bad for your brain?

Is tv bad for your brain?

Maybe??: Tv does not cause brain damage, but far easier to sit comfortably and vegetate, and may be relaxing after stressful day. But many folks have stopped reading and learning, and even become more reclusive due to habitual tv watching. With the variety of cable activities, not hard to get into pattern. However, some evidence that chronic tv does lead to deconditioning, and weight gain. ...Read more

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How to exercise our brain?

How to exercise our brain?

Mental and physical: While i agree with the previous answer, it has also been shown that physical activity can help maintain cognitive function. "dozens of studies now show that aerobic exercise can increase the size of critical brain structures and improve cognition in children and older adults. " for more info - http://drmarkgalland.Com/physical-activity-really-does-enhance-cognition/. ...Read more

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This is your brain on music?

Play a few bars....: I don't think i know that song? Can you play a few bars of it for me? ...Read more