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What are some fun brain games?

What are some fun brain games?

Brain science: New activities are considered brain games. Examples vary from learning a new instrument or language to doing cross-word puzzles or sudoku. Exercise or kinetic activities are also brain stimulating. ...Read more

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It is possible that a person be really sick from brain cancer and chemo and still have fun?

It is possible that a person be really sick from brain cancer and chemo and still have fun?

Sure.: Any "fun" anyone has is usually related to their outlook and attitude they have on life, no matter how bad it is. My wife and i were married when her father was terminal with 3 different cancers. He still danced with his youngest daughter at her wedding (even though we had a nurse right behind him with a wheelchair the whole time). He passed away 10 days later. ...Read more

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At sons year od checkup dr ordered an ultrasound of his brain for monday said his head size is in 95th percentile he appears very healthy was surprised to find out he's 18 lbs only because he loves to eat very active fun baby

At sons year od checkup dr ordered an ultrasound of his brain for monday said his head size is in 95th percentile he appears very healthy was surprised to find out he's 18 lbs only because he loves to eat very active fun baby

Hello. : Hello. Doctor's check babies head sizes (head circumference) and compare it on a chart to other children of that age. 95th percentile means that his head is larger than the "average" head size at that age. I am glad that you have a healthy and active baby. Take care. ...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?

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

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How to understand the brain?

How to understand the brain?

It's complicated: The brain is a complex organ. Neuroscience, neurology, and engineering attempt to understand the anatomy and function of the brain from the genetic level all the way up to the organ level. Philosophy, psychiatry, and the humanities attempt to understand consciousness and the mind. ...Read more

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Why do brain freezes happen?

Why do brain freezes happen?

Brain freeze: Consuming ice cold drinks or ice cream causes stimulation of roof of mouth (Palate) which causes rapid changes in small vessels in the sinuses which sends signals to the brain thru the Trigeminal nerve, causing referred pain (headache). ...Read more

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What are the top brain foods?

What are the top brain foods?

Nutrition: The top brain foods in no particular order are: blueberries, salmon, flax seeds, coffee/green tea, mixed nuts, avocados, eggs, whole grains, chocolate and broccoli/spinach, and calcium rich foods such as yogurt. ...Read more

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How to make my brain biigger?

How to make my brain biigger?

Cannot: You cannot make your brain bigger. It is genetically set at birth. ...Read more

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How can I improve brain power?

How can I improve brain power?

Keep brain active: Use your brain all through the day with active conversation, reading, playing piano and instruments, playing games with others e.g. Cards, discussing current events, joining and participating in clubs and social activities, dancing, studying, singing, creating with paints and colors. Keep tv watching and games to a minimum. Be resourceful and find activities to keep your brain active ...Read more

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How can pot affect the brain?

How can  pot affect the brain?

Cannabis effects: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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What foods keep my brain strong?

What foods keep my brain strong?

Whole foods: If you want the best nutritionally rich diet, stick with whole foods, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grain. Avoid animal protein and dairy. ...Read more

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How could i make my brain sharp?

How could i make my brain sharp?

Exercise it!: Scientific research shows that challenging your brain makes it stronger! Learn a second language, do mental puzzles, or go back to school/college and learn something new. Also exercising, eating healthy, dancing and being socially active have been shown to boost mental sharpness and protect the brain against deterioration usually seen in dementia. ...Read more