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What Part Of The Brain Is Involved In Planning And Impulse Control
Frontal lobe: Recent studies, and the case of phineas gage in 1848, show frontal lobe is important in controlling overall impulsivity. But, patients with temporal lobe epilepsy can also be impulsive. Overall chemical levels, such as testosterone and serotonin, can also be linked to mood disturbances with impulsive component. Lastly, genetics also plays a factor. Still many unknowns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you strengthen the part of the brain that controls language so that it's easier to learn new languages?
Learning langauges: One thing that helps to learn languages is to practice. Your brain may use multiple areas to learn a language. Different areas help you read, write, listen to and speak. If you use them all it should help with your language learning. ...Read more
"Normal guilt": Includes those times when we know we are making choices that vary from our value system. "neurotic guilt" is excessive and we feel guilty over too many things. Please reflect or speak w/a friend to determine your situation and see a mental health professional if the latter. Peace and good health. Your situation is more common than you may think. Live in the now as best you can. Wayne Dwyer. ...Read more
The...: Hypothalamus, more than other areas.Get a more detailed answer ›
Intuition: Ventromedial Prefrontal cortex mainly.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: There is no certain brain part that controls blood pressure. Blood pressure control is multifacet mechanism but is primarily regulated by so called "baroreceptors" in the vessel wall. Those receptors are able to detect the degree of the vessel wall stretch and react to it accordingly. This triggers a whole cascade of other mechanisms of BP regulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a stroke affect the part of the brain which controls our breathing? If so, can it be fatal? Thanks.
Yes: It depends on the location of stroke. Usually if stroke is in the brain stem (medula), can cause respiratory difficulty which could be fatal. Injury to this center may lead to center respiratory failure, which necessitates mechanical ventilation; usually the prognosis is grave. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well-many: This is a complex question, and the answer is many. The number of receptors for both of these are throughout the brain and body and are controlled by different biochemical processes which trigger excretion, secretion, reuptake, and distribution. There are different types of serotonin and dopamine receptors throughout the systems. ...Read more
2 types of control: Smile is controlled by regions related to voluntary movement and by emotional areas of the brain. Thus we can smile when told to do so, but we also smile (almost involuntarily) when happy, and the latter often seems more natural. ...Read more
Can you please tell me the name for the posterior part of the frontal lobe (radiologist report) and what it controls. Thank you.
Movement: The back of the frontal lobe is where your premotor and primary motor cortex is. This is where the brain takes over control of your muscles from your spinal cord and where your brain plans out complex moves, without thinking, such as a tennis shot. ...Read more
What do you mean?: Prescribed medications have been shown to decrease some forms of impulse-control problems. Drug use or abuse (as in without a prescription) has not been scientifically demonstrated to help impulse control. It's not recommended. ...Read more
Hmmm? ADHD: Impulsivity is doing or saying things without thinking. This might be physical, emotional or intellectual. Interrupting someone in conversation, jumping to conclusions, a child running into a street without looking, cutting someone off in conversation to finish their thought. These are typical impulse control problems. Spending without thinking, sexual encounters done randomly - again impulsivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impulse control: Pharmacological treatment includes serotonin agents such as prozac (fluoxetine). Psychosocial tx involves cognitive behavior therapy such as systematic desensitization & psychoeducation, exposure with response prevention. Also treating comorbid conditions such as OCD & substance abuse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Count to 10: And make arrangements to work with a cognitive behavioral therapist to learn techniques to redirect your impulses. Exercise. Do not carry cash with you. When in a store, tell yourself you will buy "it" tomorrow when you have the impulse to buy something. It may seem silly but it helps to sit on your hands to keep from interrupting others. When you are about to say something, say hmmm. First. ...Read more
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