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Doctor insights on: What Part Of The Brain Is Involved In Planning And Impulse Control

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What part of the brain is involved in planning and impulse control?

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 more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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What part of the brain controls communication?

What part of the brain controls communication?

Anatomical thots: Expressive speech from Broca's area, receptive speech from Wernicke's, and these are connected by arcuous fasciculus. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen the part of the brain that controls language so that it's easier to learn new languages?

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

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What makes us feel guilt? What part of the brain controls this emotion?

What makes us feel guilt? What part of the brain controls this emotion?

"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

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Is there a part of the brain that controls blood pressure?

Is there a part of the brain that controls blood pressure?

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 more

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Can a stroke affect the part of the brain which controls our breathing? If so, can it be fatal? Thanks.

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 more

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Which part of the brain has/controls the serotonin and dopamine neurons in the body?

Which part of the brain has/controls the serotonin and dopamine neurons in the body?

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