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Doctor insights on: Cerebral Cortex Damage Symptoms

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

Cortex (Definition)

The cortex is the outer part of the brain or gray matter. It covers both the cerebrum and the cerebellum. See: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cerebral_cortex for more details about the anatomy and ...Read more


Dr. Fred Rincon Dr. Rincon
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
New Granada Military University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What happens if you have lesions in the cerebral cortex?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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CC lesions: Depends on the type & location, etiology, & extent of involvement of brain.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Any way to hurt the cerebral cortex besides alcohol?

Cerebral: Illicit drugs, toxins, metabolic such as diabetes, vascular such as uncontrolled hypertension.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Which regions of the cerebral cortex are superior to the lateral sulcus?

Lateral sulcus: It separates Frontal & Parietal Lobes above from the Temporal Lobe below.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Jefferson Chen Dr. Chen
Neurosurgery
30 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Walter Husar Dr. Husar
Neurology
29 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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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.

Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Do psychiatric drugs enlarge the basal ganglia and atrophy the cerebral cortex. Do cause brain damage? I have lingering akathisia from invega (paliperidone) shot

Do psychiatric drugs enlarge the basal ganglia and atrophy the cerebral cortex. Do cause brain damage? I have lingering akathisia from invega (paliperidone) shot

Side effects: All medicines have side effects. You must always weigh the benefit and the risk. Sounds like you may need something

Dr. Chirag Patel Dr. Patel
Neurology
years in practice
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
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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

Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Djamchid Lotfi Dr. Lotfi
Neurology
54 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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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.