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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Which part of the brain distributes reward and pleasure feelings?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Which part of the brain distributes reward and pleasure feelings?

Reward centers: The Nucleus Accumbens in the Limbic system, and the Pre frontal cortex. ...Read more

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Which plays the biggest part in the smoking addiction, the mind or the body?

Which plays the biggest part in the smoking addiction, the mind or the body?

Both play a part.: Nicotine is definitely physiologicaly addicting. Smokers experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings as nicotine is eliminated from the body. Smokers also have very strong habits that involve hands, mouth, breathing, etc. At certain times and in response to certain triggers. Effective programs to stop smoking address the psychological as well as the physiological aspects of this addiction. ...Read more

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Can learning a new foreign language help keep my mind sharp?

Can learning a new foreign language help keep my mind sharp?

Absolutely.: In addition to good sleep, aerobic exercise and healthy diet, doing things that challenge the brain like crossword puzzles, riddles, and learning a new language will keep your mind sharp! ...Read more

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Which part of the brain causes automatic, intrusive thoughts and memories?

Which part of the brain causes automatic, intrusive thoughts and memories?

No such brain region: There really aren't 'automatic' or intrusive thoughts. We are in control over thinking, despite how it may seem at times. We process information constantly and may react to our environment quite suddenly, but not automatically nor do we think intrusively. Our patterns can become more rapid over time with repeated use and practice. ...Read more

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How people binds the body mind and the soul?

How people binds the body mind and the soul?

That's philosophy: In a special sense, it's related to health - but not to medical health. Wholistic doctors might have some advice for you. Meditation, yoga, tai chi, and other sporitual types may too. Namaste. ...Read more

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Is snapping of the fingers, focusing on objects with eyes, following simple motor commands, and agitation part of a minimally conscious state?

Is snapping of the fingers, focusing on objects with eyes, following simple motor commands, and agitation part of a minimally conscious state?

Most of it: Agitation is not part of the diagnostic criteria but the other behaviors you are describing are. Diagnostic criteria include: following simple commands, gestural or verbal yes/no responses (regardless of accuracy), intelligible verbalization, and purposeful behavior (e.g., appropriate smiling or crying, reaching for objects, pursuit eye movement). ...Read more

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What are the binocular boundaries of the field of vision, in degrees, from the point of fixation?

What are the binocular boundaries of the field of vision, in degrees, from the point of fixation?

Approximately 130: The field of vision on either side is about 130 degress from fixation which means that you can actually see something moving from just behind the plane of your ears. Pretty terrific. ...Read more

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Brokenhearted ,the in the mind particularly uncomfortable?

Brokenhearted ,the in the mind particularly uncomfortable?

Treating grief: Dealing with the grief from a broken heart is always tough. Be sure you eat properly and get enough rest as that helps you be able to cope. Do something you enjoy for 30 minutes a day. Talk to friends and family you care about. Exercising daily also can help. Sometimes talking to a counselor helps fastest. See your doc, too, to make sure you have no physical problems as well.No alcohol/drugs ...Read more

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What part of the brain is responsable for interoir imagening?The imagination you can see when closing your eyes day dreaming.

What part of the brain  is responsable for interoir imagening?The imagination you can see when closing your eyes day dreaming.

Unknown.: I don't think anyone knows the answer to that question. It probably involves the visual cortex and the parietal association cortices, as well as some frontal input. Short answer? All of it. ...Read more

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What amount can your brain hold in terms of ram and memory.?

What amount can your brain hold in terms of ram and memory.?

Theorized unlimited : Though computer lingo has been used to describe or even equate to brain function the term RAM is not medically relevant nor can quantity of memory be measured by usual methods we do with machines. The only "limits" in terms of learning & remembering data is age & health status. An alive & healthy brain has infinite capacity to learn & store new information, Questions? www.healthtap/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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What part of the brain determines our self-esteem?

What part of the brain determines our self-esteem?

Unsure: Self esteem appears to be a combination of emotions and cognition. This would involve the limbic system and the forebrain. It may also invlove long-term memory, the hippocampus. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
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Whats the part of the brain relating to aggression?

Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
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Whats the part of the brain relating to aggression?

See blow: Orbital frontal lobe regulates social behavior, inhibition/disinhibition. If hypothalamus is damaged, the person can have rage. Amygdala also plays an important role in aggression. ...Read more

Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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What biological function results from cutting oneself that makes the cutter feel better?

Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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What biological function results from cutting oneself that makes the cutter feel better?

Cut to feel better?: For some it can make real the pain they feel internally - pain they cannot put words to. The cutting also can be with the expectation that the pain or anguish will abate or end with the action. There has been suggestion that endorphins are released - causing the temporary calming that allegedly follows. Naltrexone has not been that promising though in controlling self-injurious acts. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to release deep tension, stress and so on from the body and mind?

What are the best tips to release deep tension, stress and so on from the body and mind?

Breathing deeply &: 1 sit down and take deep breaths over at least 5 minutes 2laugh as much as you can, as laughing is the best remedy 3when a stressful situation arise focus on resolving it rather than keep thinking and stressing over it 4exercise any kind of pleasure giving activities like dancing 5meditation 6 music sing, play , listen, learn it is very relaxing 7yoga may also be helpful 8 support from friend/family. ...Read more

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What's the best way to clear your mind of negative thoughts?

What's the best way to clear your mind of negative thoughts?

Negative thoughts: Nature fills up any vacuum. Check in briefly w/negative issues daily and at other times remind yourself that you will check in again the next day. Then fill up the vacuum the negative thought you reject leaves w/a healthier thought such as a happy memory or event. If function and comfort level are impacted by these thoughts please see professional help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Reason for constant worrying and tension in the mind and felling of pressure in the mind always anixious with loss of intrest in daily routine?

Reason for constant worrying and tension in the mind and felling of pressure in the mind always anixious with loss of intrest in daily routine?

Easy answer: Seek CBT therapy. You might also be urged to take anti-anxiety medication, but at your age - I'd strongly encourage you to try therapy first and only add drugs if absolutely necessary. Best! ...Read more

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Is clinical depression painful to the body, or just in the mind?

Is clinical depression painful to the body, or just in the mind?

Not in general : Depression is not usually physically painful. However. Some people experience their depression as bodily aches and pains plus their other symptoms. Depression can affect the perception of pain. Pain can worsen depression. ...Read more

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I feel I grasp things less quickly than I used to. I also feel I get distracted faster than I used to. How can I sharpen my mind?

I feel I grasp things less quickly than I used to. I also feel I get distracted faster than I used to. How can I sharpen my mind?

Anxious??: You may have a lot on your mind--slow down and try to focus on one thing at a time.do some cross-word puzzles--that should help too. ...Read more

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What exercises can you do to sharpen your brain and enhance your critical thinking skills?

What exercises can you do to sharpen your brain and enhance your critical thinking skills?

Train the brain.: Your goal can be achieved by using your brain for higher level activities - crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers. Read books, both fiction and non-fiction. Engage in discussions with others about topics with which you're not entirely familiar. Pick a topic from the news every day and decide to learn more about it through research. ...Read more

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How can I have a healthy mind?

Exercise: And a well balanced diet and have lots of fun. Don't become a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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How to keep.Mind in fresh mood?

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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How to keep.Mind in fresh mood?

Try Kelee meditation: I have been doing kelee meditation for about 7 years now and it has helped me in my personal and professional life. I have found that i can be more focused on the present, rather than the past. When you can learn to clear your mind of negative thoughts and your brain chatter, your mind can stay fresh and open to your experience of life. Check out www.Thekelee.Org for more information! ...Read more

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How can I give peace to my mind?

How can I give peace to my mind?

Seek that which : Brings your life meaning. Having a sense of purpose makes us greater than the sum of our whole. Seek balance in your physical, emotional ; spiritual health. Leave that which is toxic behind ; enrich you life with people who are positive. Learn to serve others. Express the talents you have been given ; protect your body ; mind. ...Read more

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Why my mind was always tension.

Tension: Tension and anxiety can often be the result of misinterpreting situations and interactions. Tension is often produced when we feel uncomfortable with people, worried about our esteem in the face of others. Try using the anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of articles, video's, exercises to lessen tension and anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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Can your mind tested for illness?

Can your mind tested for illness?

Assessment: Encourage you to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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How to get a strong focused mind?

How to get a strong focused mind?

Concentration: In order to optimize your focus, concentration and mental performance, it is important that you have a balanced, healthy diet (be sure to include foods that have Omega fatty acids), keep your stress level in check, and have a regular schedule of quality sleep. Regular exercise is also very important. Many people find that yoga and meditation are helpful. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy if my mind wanders?

Wandering: No, not in and of itself. If you are unable to pay attention when you must, like driving, or operating machinery, then yes, it's unhealthy. Poor attention may be a sign of add, or anxiety disorders, as well as a number of neurological conditions. You may have relationship problems due to communication difficulties, or accidents. However, creativity and spontaneity can come from the same place. ...Read more

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Any exersice to have a more flex mind?

Any exersice to have a more flex mind?

Exercise in general: Helps your circulation which of course supplies your brain. There are multiple studies that show routine exercise is good for your health and therefore your mental health as well. ...Read more

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What to do to take my mind off of food?

What to do to take my mind off of food?

Anything to: Keep you busy. If that's taking a walk, meditating, praying, reading a book, calling a friend ..... ...Read more

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How to take my mind off someone's death?

How to take my mind off someone's death?

Find meaning: You lost someone special. I'm sorry. The obsessive and intrusive thoughts will continue for a while but will subside eventually. You can help by deciding what the life and death meant. Will you carry on some of that person's wishes? Cherish the good times? Find an answer in traditional faith, or a scientific naturalist's gratitude for the joy of past friendship? Only you can decide. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much could the mind affect the body?

How much could the mind affect the body?

Very very much: You can think of the mind /brain as the headquarter and the rest of the body as some kind of branches . What ever is happening in the rest of the body is controlled by the brain . When the mind is sick , the whole body is sick ;in fact the whole family is sick. ...Read more

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How can I make my mind fresh and active?

How can I make my mind fresh and active?

Meditation: To freshen your mind consider de-cluttering it by emptying it on a regular basis. There are lots of methods of meditation including with movement in yoga. You just have to stick with it because it takes many months sometimes to really get into the swing of it. Energy is a natural thing when you cut down on excessive waste. ...Read more

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What's the quickest way to clear my mind?

What's the quickest way to clear my mind?

Exercise: Exercise is a great way to forget all your worries for a brief period of time and decrease your stress levels even afterwards. Try yoga for body and mind! ...Read more

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How can you reclaim the mind from idleness?

Games!!: Word games, card games reading and puzzles help. There are lots of computer based, mobile apps or paper games out there! ...Read more

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