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What is the cerebral cortex?

What is the cerebral cortex?

Cerebral Cortex: Is the outer covering of gray matter surrounding the brain, which plays important role in consciousness. ...Read more

Cortex (Definition)

Cortex is the outer layer of any organ. Examples are cerbral cortex, renal cortex and adrenal ...Read more


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Is it possible to damage your cerebral cortex?

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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What happens if you have lesions in the cerebral cortex?

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

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What are the cerebrum and the cerebral cortex the same?

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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What is the primary excitatory neurotransmitter used in the cerebral cortex?

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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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Is stimulation a good treatment for the cerebral cortex?

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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Hot is cold cold is hot pain all over focusing at the cerebral cortex could this be a sign I had a stroke? If no what else can cause this

Not Clear: It seems that you are saying that you have abnormal/unexpected sensations over a part of your head or scalp. The actual cerebral cortex can't been seen (except at surgery) and doesn't have sensation. What you seem to be describing on the scalp sounds like a local peripheral neuropathy. This means there may be some nerves in the scalp that are transmitting abnormal sensations. ...Read more

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Brain spect grossly irregular activity in large area cerebral cortex with relative sparing of the occipital region possibly the R frontal area Ideas?

Brain spect grossly irregular activity in large area cerebral cortex with relative sparing of the occipital region possibly the R frontal area Ideas?

Is it your scan?: Presumably you didn't just wander into a nuclear medicine facility & make an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the scan for a reason. What is the reason? Please also repost & state what your doctor's "ideas" about the scan are; or if you have not asked your doctor, please relate why not. ...Read more

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I've got extreme headaches, loss of balance, memory loss. Had MRI that showed abnormality in cerebral cortex. Treatment? Pain is debilitating!

Need more info: In order to give you a more informed answer, I would need more information about what you mean when you say there is an abnormality in the cerebral cortex. This could benign or something serious. Treatment depends upon the etiology. ...Read more

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What are the different in symptoms brain stem lesion and cortex lesion with details?

What are the different in symptoms brain stem lesion and cortex lesion with details?

Anatomy = function: The different brain regions control different functions. At the same time, they are interconnected. A brainstem lesion can cause any number of cranial neuropathies, impaired breathing, and in some cases, death. Cortical lesions can affect muscle strength, personality, language, etc. See a neurologist for further discussion. Http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/picture-of-the-brain ...Read more

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Which part of the brain/cortex is responsible for the action of smiling (not emotions)?

Which part of the brain/cortex is responsible for the action of smiling (not emotions)?

Motor cortex: ALL motor activity - not just smiling - is mediated by the motor cortex. The primary motor cortex is Brodmann area 4 in the precentral gyrus. There are 2 kinds of smile: voluntary (cortically mediated) & emotional (mediated by the thalamus). The brain is way, way, WAY more complex than just "action of smiling" vs " (not emotions)." That's a massive oversimplification. ...Read more

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How can I speed up or enhance the development the prefrontal cortex and all other areas of the brain?

How can I speed up or enhance the development the prefrontal cortex and all other areas of the brain?

Please clarify: Please repost your question with an explanation of how and why you consider your prefrontal cortex and all other areas of your brain to be undeveloped and to need speeded-up or enhanced development. You haven't fallen for that claptrap that we only use 10% of our brains, have you? That's so ridiculous. We all use all of our brain, all of the time. ...Read more

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Do we have any knowledge about a decreased/lowered activity in the brain's prefrontal cortex due to antidepressant (SSRI, etc.) use?

Do we have any knowledge about a decreased/lowered activity in the brain's prefrontal cortex due to antidepressant (SSRI, etc.) use?

Good? Little Info: Determining therapeutic versus side effects is always complex. Data on such issues, by current limited technology, would require both animal studies & lots of detailed metabolic PET scanner plus comparative autopsy studies to partially sort out. And yet the dominant more relevant data would be clinical: time consuming & expensive, Who is going to do such? Study: http://goo. Gl/13THgr. See comment. ...Read more

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Can a brain metabolism problem (low oxygen flow, cortex inhomogenities) cause low grade fever?

Can a brain metabolism problem (low oxygen flow, cortex inhomogenities) cause low grade fever?

Central fever: Fevers can sometimes originate from the brain followinf things like aneurysm rupture or significant brain injury. Central fevers, however, are typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning more common causes need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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How does dopamine and serotonin (chemically) reduce fear/anxiety in de brain? Prefrontal cortex or amygdala? Or which parts of brain is involved?

How does dopamine and serotonin (chemically) reduce fear/anxiety in de brain? Prefrontal cortex or amygdala? Or which parts of brain is involved?

Neurotransmitters: Medicines like Zoloft/Lexapro are serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Wellbutrin (bupropion) inhibits the uptake of norepinephrine and dopamine. Whether it is anxiety, irritability, anger, short fuse, or depression; these medicines regulate neurotransmitters in the brain to improve symptoms of insomnia, guilty feelings, poor concentration, fatigue, appetite disturbance, and lack of drive/interests. ...Read more

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Terrible pain starts from the brain stem towards the frontal cortex, left side goes numb including the left side of the face. What may be causing this?

Terrible pain starts from the brain stem towards the frontal cortex, left side goes numb including the left side of the face. What may be causing this?

Headache: Hi, do you have any other symptoms like change in vision, sensitivity to sound and light, nausea and vomiting? Please see a neurologist for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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When you have Eye problem, it is not specifically on the eye itself, but in the visual cortex of the brain, some nerve damage. Is it true?

When you have Eye problem, it is not specifically on the eye itself, but in the visual cortex of the brain, some nerve damage. Is it true?

Visual problems: When a person has a problem with vision, they can have a problem anywhere from their cornea. Lens, retina and along the optic nerves to the visual cortex of the brain. Our retina is actually part of our central nervous system, as are the optic nerves. The muscles that move your eyeball are controlled by cranial nerves as well. Ophthalmology is the specialty of medicine that treats eye disorders. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect your motor cortex if u got cerebral palsey?

Does alcohol affect your motor cortex if u got cerebral palsey?

Alter coordination: Alcohol can cause a decrease in coordination in anyone who drinks. If you already have a compromised motor coordination, drinking alcohol can make it worse. Be careful how much you drink and understand the point when you feel more compromised. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a brain tumer?

What are symptoms of a brain tumer?

It depends: It depends on the type of tumor, its size and its location in the brain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain aneurism?

What are the symptoms of a brain aneurism?

Multiple: Depends on location, but headache, visual disturbances, neurologic findings, etc. ...Read more

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Does brain demyelination cause any symptoms?

Does brain demyelination cause any symptoms?

Usually: Most people with demyelinating disease of the brain (ms) do experience any of a wide variety of neurologic symptoms (e.g., visual changes, numbness/tingling, weakness), these may be intermittent. There are certainly cases in which a person has convincing MRI findings of ms but has no objective clinical signs or symptoms, though even these people are likely to develop symptoms at some point. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a brain abcess?

What are some of the symptoms of a brain abcess?

Fever, neural sympts: Beyond generalizable symptoms of infection ie. Fevers and signs like elevated white count, elevated platelets, CRP etc. Brain abscesses will also manifest with signs related to where they are - ie. Lesion's location will determine specific signs where they are affected and if the lesion is large enough and starts to exert pressure it can also cause headaches or meningeal signs like a stiff neck. ...Read more