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What happens to the brain when you speak in tongues?

What happens to the brain when you speak in tongues?

Get Into Research: There has been some research into what happens to the brain during mystical experiences. The modalities of study can include functional mri, pet, evoked potentials, & quantitative eeg just to name a few. The web-page, clinicaltrials.Gov contains all of the current research protocols. You may find a trial to participate in. ...Read more

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Does using sign language use the same part of the brain as speaking?

Does using sign language use the same part of the brain as speaking?

Nope.: Using sign language uses visual stimulus and part of brain that deals with comprehension. Speaking is controlled by Broca part of brain. It's completely two different entity. ...Read more

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If a person had a stroke on the left side of the brain, does that usually mean he/she can no longer speak?

If a person had a stroke on the left side of the brain, does that usually mean he/she can no longer speak?

Not necessarily: While it is true that the left side of the brain usually houses are "speech centers", not everyone with a stroke on the left side will lose their speech. It really depends on the size of the stroke and the location of the damage. There are strokes that will affect speech production but preserve speech comprehension and others which will do the opposite. ...Read more

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If a stoke patient had difficulty speaking, where might the stroke be in the brain?

If a stoke patient had difficulty speaking, where might the stroke be in the brain?

Depends: Depends if the difficulty is due to aphasia or dysarthria and depends if the difficulty is in expressing thoughts or understanding others. More information is needed. ...Read more

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A close friend of the family has cancer , but can't speak anymore? Is that brain mets causing it?

A close friend of the family has cancer , but can't speak anymore? Is that brain mets causing it?

Not necessarily: A number of problems can cause a cessation of speech but your friend's oncologist needs to know about your friend's issue and then do an evaluatain. Brain mets certainly is one of the many possibilities that the oncologist can address--but there are others so i would not rush to judgement. ...Read more

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Can brain infarction be cure? my mom has that, her l/3 left side of the brain has infarction, caused that she could not speak now..need surgery?

Can brain infarction be cure? my mom has that, her l/3 left side of the brain has infarction, caused that she could not speak now..need surgery?

No: Infarction can occur in any tissue or organ. Brain infarction is permanent loss or destruction of brain tissue. That's what infarction means. You should check the definitions of the words you're using. If tissue is permanently destroyed, obviously there can be no "cure." Infarcted tissue never grows back. All you can do is find out WHY she had the stroke in order to try to prevent more strokes. ...Read more

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Frnd had brain edema, report is here http://goo.Gl/qyyih now she is opening eyes, moving body and speaking a bit. When she'll b fine please see report.

Not able 2: This is a very complex problem & the only one who has all the important information about this girl is the treating md & the consultants . They r the only ones who can help u. ...Read more

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Can a person with no brain activity and on a breathing machine still move and have reflex ? My grandmother moves when I speak and touch her.

Can a person with no brain activity and on a breathing machine still move and have reflex ? My grandmother moves when I speak and touch her.

Yes: I assume that "no brain activity" means a flat EEG. EEG detects cortical activity, so the brainstem & spinal cord can still be active. There are many "primitive" CNS reflexes that a conscious brain suppresses that are DISinhibited when cortical function is lost. So yes, brainstem and spinal-cord reflexes that you never see in a conscious person can appear and become quite prominent. ...Read more

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I drool when i sleep. Could this mean I have brain damage. Also for the fact that i can't speak fluently in english? I find my pillow wet in the mornn

I drool when i sleep. Could this mean I have brain damage. Also for the fact that i can't speak fluently in english? I find my pillow wet in the mornn

Too hard on yourself: Drooling during sleep is not that unusual. Some people are prone to having a lot of saliva. I would want a thorough history and exam. Drooling can be caused by many ailments- meds, breathing problems, sleep position, etc. I would see a dentist. ...Read more

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I've been having trouble reading aloud, and sometimes speaking. It's like my brain is working faster than my mouth is. Could this be from topamax (topiramate)?

I've been having trouble reading aloud, and sometimes speaking. It's like my brain is working faster than my mouth is. Could this be from topamax (topiramate)?

Likely : Discuss with your prescribing doctor to see if it is safe for you to taper down or stop the medication. If symptoms improve, you have an answer. Slow dose escalation is recommended& tends to improve with time. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been a very energetic person all my life also could speak for England to Anyone anywhere plus LOVED to travel. Now im 19 and feel low in my self and find it very hard to speak to anyone without going brain dead. Just a simple conversion and i f

Hi, I have been a very energetic person all my life also could speak for England to Anyone anywhere plus LOVED to travel. Now im 19 and feel low in my self and find it very hard to speak to anyone without going brain dead. Just a simple conversion and i f

Feeling down: you need to see your doctor to make sure that no physical problems like hypothyroidism or any problems that could make you so down. If nothing is found, you need to make sure to get checked for depression that you need treatment for ...Read more

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My neurologist said tremors, speaking issues and unsteady gait were due to nerves in my brain. Is there a medical term for this?

My neurologist said tremors, speaking issues and unsteady gait were due to nerves in my brain. Is there a medical term for this?

Parkinsons?: One of the more common types of this issue is parkinson's, but you should ask your doctor what the exact diagnosis is. ...Read more

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What if a recent MRI on brain read venous differnetial in the opptiucal lobe, could it be a brain tumor starting have been having trouble speaking?

What if a recent MRI on brain read venous differnetial in the opptiucal lobe, could it be a brain tumor starting have been having trouble speaking?

Question unclear: I'm sorry, your question is just not clear and can't be sensibly answered. A tumor in one of the occipital lobes is not likely to cause difficulty speaking unless it was large enough to be clearly visible on an mri. I think "venous differential" is a mis-quotation. Perhaps the report read "deep venous anomaly" or "venous hemangioma"? These are benign conditions. Ask your doctor to clarify. ...Read more

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Can an adverse reaction from ssri cause permanent brain damage, and can serentonine syndrome cause you damage? Hard to think, speak much still dazy

Can an adverse reaction from ssri cause permanent brain damage, and can serentonine syndrome cause you damage? Hard to think, speak much still dazy

Yes but rarely: Most ssri reactions are short-lived and usually not serious. But the "serotonin syndrome" which comes from overloading nerve cells with serotonin can produce disastrous results including fever, muscular rigidity and death. This comes either from overdose or combination of drugs which interact with serotonin receptors. ...Read more

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Frnd had brain edema due to japanese encephalitis. Mri & spect scan says no major damage. But recovery is very slow. Not able to speak clearly. Why?

Cannot rely on tests: Encephalitis is an inflammatory disorder of the brain. Cat scan and MRI are tests of anatomy, not brain function. These tests may be normal while the function of the cells is abnormal. ...Read more

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