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Will google maps create more and more people with spatial orientation problems as they never learn to read real maps?

Will google maps create more and more people with spatial orientation problems as they never learn to read real maps?

No: The skill set to evaluate google maps is the same as that required to view ordinary paper maps. Spatial orientation issues occur in people with internal CNS wiring issues that lower the ability to interpret directions, etc. Turner's syndrome is a classic for this. ...Read more

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Is dimentia promoted when someone doesn't use their brain?

Is dimentia promoted when someone doesn't use their brain?

Possibly: There is some evidence that keeping brain active decreases risk of alzheimer's disease. However, more important for decreasing risk is probably physical exercise. ...Read more

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Do people who smoke mary jane really lose brain cells?

Do people who smoke mary jane really lose brain cells?

Brain function: The research is equivocal about actual brain cell loss with use of marijuana. (mri scans don't show this.) however, brain function definitely changes for the worse while under the influence -- and possibly longer, especially with chronic use. http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana-abuse/how-does-marijuana-use-affect-your-brain-body. ...Read more

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I read that spanking children gives them ptsd. Is this true?

I read that spanking children gives them ptsd. Is this true?

Not necessarily.: For a diagnosis of ptsd, the precipitating trauma must be experienced as a risk of serious injury or death and result in fear, horror or helplessness. So it would depend on how frightening the spanking was to the victim or observer. Spanking is almost never the best discipline method. It teaches that force and pain are justified out of "love, " but mild spanking probably rarely causes ptsd. ...Read more

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If our IQ and memories our total brain functions how can we increase IQ when aging?

If our IQ and memories our total brain functions how can we increase IQ when aging?

Think of IQ as the : size of the engine under the hood, and achievement as the amount of power that reaches the wheels and moves the car. The idea is to keep all parts well lubed and functioning, so that the car still has pick-me-up at 200,000 miles. Probably can't put in a bigger engine, but you can keep all the parts working well. Where you drive the car helps to enjoy the ride. ...Read more

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Have read articles online claiming too frequent masturbation can negatively effect brain chemistry. Any truth? Reputable Research? How often healthy?

Have read articles online claiming too frequent masturbation can negatively effect brain chemistry. Any truth? Reputable Research? How often healthy?

Rational brain: No. There is no negative health consequences to the normal human sexual activity called masturbation. At 35 I hope you would realize that some things put on the web are there for hateful, hurtful, and dangerous propaganda. This disinformation about masturbation is completely false. ...Read more

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Isit true that people with alzheimer's dementia know who they are but simply can't speak?

Isit true that people with alzheimer's dementia know who they are but simply can't speak?

No: Sounds like you may be talking about someone with aphasia, where the part of the brain involved in understanding or generating speech isn't working, perhaps due to a stroke. Alzheimer's patients have trouble with memories, so they know who they are and where they grew up, but can't remember what they had for breakfast. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about Lewy body dementia in elderly women?

Does anyone know about Lewy body dementia in elderly women?

Clinical Facts: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, possibly resting tremor). But with early dementia, often with associated psychosis (visual hallucinations, delusional thoughts), excessive sleepiness, depression/anxiety/apathy, & rbd. Rbd = rem behavior d/o, causing acting-out of dreams in rem sleep. ...Read more

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Age 36 female forgeting things, spelling words, names, people and objects, moments of confustion, comes and goes MS test normal, getting worse?

Age 36 female forgeting things, spelling words, names, people and objects, moments of confustion, comes and goes MS test normal, getting worse?

Cognitive issues: Your description focuses on worsening intellectual function, which can be due to many causes at age 36. Consider medication rxtns, vitamin deficiencies, (thiamine or b-12), low thyroid, occult infections (hiv, syphilis), contact with toxins (even carbon monoxide exposure in home or car). Perhaps there are psychological issues, or unusual complications of migraine or epilepsy. Doubt ms. ...Read more

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Why people who experience memory loss do not lose language?

Why people who experience memory loss do not lose language?

Different areas: It is not always the case but if it happens possibly because different areas of brain affected. ...Read more

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What specific" autoimmune diseases attacks and targets our brain cells , neurons, nerves, so we lose our emotions, feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

What specific" autoimmune diseases attacks and targets our brain cells , neurons, nerves, so we lose our emotions, feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Lupus number one: The commonest cause of autoimmune cerebritis is central nervous system lupus. It is treatable. Another cause is bechets syndrome and there is a very rare form that is idiopathic, meaning cause is unknown. But lupus remains the commonest. ...Read more

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About how many young people have body dysmorphic disorder?

About how many young people have body dysmorphic disorder?

Relatively low: It depends a bit on where you choose to call something a disorder, since nearly all of us have some body part or other that we dislike perhaps more than is warranted. However, surveys done in community samples suggest that the prevalence is roughly 1%. ...Read more

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Are autistic people concious about their autism?

Are autistic people concious about their autism?

Possibly: Those autistic individuals who are the most socially functional, such as high functioning autism and aspergers disorder may be very aware of their sutism as it interferes with socialization. If individuals are functioning at lower levels of cognitive function and social ability, they probably are not aware directly. If a person experiences frustration, with communication, they probably are. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to enjoy songs and creative writing in a proportion similar to the general population. ...Read more

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Can people who developed auditory aphasia still appreciate music?

Can people who developed auditory aphasia still appreciate music?

Terminology?: There is no such term as "auditory aphasia." receptive aphasia means the inability to understand speech despite normal hearing. Auditory agnosia, a much rarer condition, means the inability to identify sounds conceptually despite normal hearing, e.g., inability to identify a sound as a cough. Amusia refers to cognitive deficits specifically involving music, especially pitch discrimination. ...Read more