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What Part Of The Brain Is Responsible For Motor Skills
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
Motor cortex: ALL motor activity - not just smiling - is mediated by the motor cortex. The primary motor cortex is Brodmann area 4 in the precentral gyrus. There are 2 kinds of smile: voluntary (cortically mediated) & emotional (mediated by the thalamus). The brain is way, way, WAY more complex than just "action of smiling" vs "(not emotions)." That's a massive oversimplification. ...Read more
Arms and legs: The neuron is the cell of the brain that is involved in learning and development. They need to be connected to other neurons to communicate. The axon is the arms or legs of the neuron that connect one neuron from another one. Without them, no communication and no learning and development. ...Read more
Caffeine: Babbling probably involves all parts of the brain. If you are babbling try cutting down on caffeine. Caffeine is added to many soft drinks, energy drinks, etc. It gives you a feeling of extra energy but also makes concentration difficult so you end up talking too much. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What is the overall name for the two large parts of the brain not including the brainstem and cerebellum?
What is the IMPORTANCE of brain stem and frontal lobe regions in EMOTION and EVALUTIONS of research and functions?
No such thing: You're allowing colloquial language to mislead you into thinking of "habits" as something special. A "habit" is merely a mode of behavior acquired by frequent repetition. Since behavior always involves the whole brain, so do habits. There's no "habit center" in the brain. ...Read more
Cerebellum: Is coordination and balance a simplistic way of thinking of it. ...Read more
Various parts: of the medial forebrain have been implicated in reward systems. (Nucleus Accumbens, ventromedial prefrontal cortex, septal nuclei) It also depends on the drug. It turns out that for some drugs like cocaine the repeated use of the drug is dependent on Gabaergic NucAcc neurons combined with increased thickness of a leather pouch known as the wallet. ...Read more
Brain functions: Too many to elaborate on here. Each part is responsible for certain functions. The 3 parts are Cerebrum, Cerebellum, & Brain stem. The Cerebrum has 4 lobes; Frontal, Parietal, Occipital & Temporal. For example, Frontal for Executive functions, Occipital for Vision & reading, Parietal for Language, Temporal for Auditory, Cerebellum for Balance, Brain stem for Vital organ function such as heart/lung ...Read more
What is the difference between Asperger disorder and autism? Do doctors know which part of the brain is affected?
Degree of severity: Although there are technical differences for making the diagnosis, in practice, autism is seen as a spectrum disorder. The most severe are diagnosed with autism. Those with the mild symptoms asperger's, and those with symptoms somewhere in between sometimes diagnosed as pdd, nos. The mildest may not diagnosed with anything, but may be thought of as quirky, rigid, or clueless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the virus: The majority of viruses produce mild to moderate symptoms during the illness and rare if any long term complications. However, herpes virus can produce major damage and long term complications (CP,Death).It can occur in the newborn period or later in life with a variable level of intensity.It attacks both the brain coverings (meninges) and the brain substance (encephalitis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone gets brain radiation will it make there symptoms like depression and apathy and loss of motor skills get better?
No: Radiation is likely to make matters worse. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?
Here are some...: Sorry to hear someone suffering from what described, but no definite answer could be deduced & offered. To come up a possible diagnosis could be reached by following the instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc to sort out right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. I have asperger's syndrome and cerebral palsy. I need help with my motor skills. What are some places to learn more motor skills?
Complex: Suggest working closely, with an occupational therapist, as he/she can design adaptive devices to improve function. You are close to a famous rehab center, chicago rehab, and am sure there are orthotists and therapists would can design exercises and coping skills. Have found pool therapies to be valuable in these areas. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 mths post cts surgery, both hands; still scar tissue, soreness at incision, and meaty part of thumb, much swelling/stiffness esp in a.m., loss of strength, loss of fine motor skills, aches sometimes.cts was chronic-10yrs.Are these symptoms normal?
Little vs. big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Learning is directly: related to cognitive ability; motor planning is an executive function. However, research done in Holland did not find a 1:1 correlation between IQ & fine motor (f.m.) skills. It did find an average 10-point decrease in scores on f.m. tests for every standard deviation or 15-point decrease in kids with IQ scores below 85. ~ 70% of people have IQ's of 85-115, the low-average- high average range. ...Read more
Acute porphyria: Muscle weakness can be a symptom can comes with exacerbation of acute intermittent porphyria. Fine motor skill difficulties alone is unlikely to be the result of acute porphyria. See your PCP for any concerns about fine motor skills. Here is info on acute intermittent porphyria. http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/about-porphyria/types-of-porphyria/AIP ...Read more
Sure: These are movements made with small muscles of hands. Some of these skills are pointing, using both hands to hold a toy, building a tower of two blocks, scribble with a crayon, using a spoon with some spilling, taking off their own socks. ...Read more
Incomplete list here: Use Developmental Screens on first signs.org & healthy children.org. A 3-yr. old displays normal quality of movement to draw a circle & a cross, use scissors, hold crayon with thumb & fingers, throw ball overhand, catch ball using both hands, dress self (no fasteners), walk up & down stairs alternating feet, ride trike, etc. Public Schools' Child Find Teams assess kids age 3-5, free of charge. ...Read more
A 2 1/2 boy can't talk, eat with spoon or dtink from cup without lid. Motor skills below average. What can I do where can I get help?
Talk to his doc!: Talk to his family physician or pediatrician. He should be undergoing periodic well child examinations. You (or his parent/guardian) should express your concerns. There are standardized rating scales that we use to be sure each child is meeting developmental milestones. Since he's fallen off the curve, he should be referred to an occupational therapist & developmental ped for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
4year old who is hyperactive..Struggles with his speech and his motor skills are not at par but can count to 30 and does a 60piece puzzle?
Peds neurologist: He should be seen by a pediatric neurologist. You describe several areas of problems. Some areas are perhaps doing quite well, whilst others are not. This bears investigation. ...Read more
Im 24 & have Charcot Marie Tooth. I have bad pains all over my body and I've noticed a dramatic decrease of motor skills. What can i do for relief?
I was involved in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and i believe it has effected my motor skills . what type of testing do i need to do in order to find out ?
Physical and neuro: Best off with evaluation by a neurologist with physical and neuro exam. May also need EMG evaluation of motor function as well as possibly MRI or CT.. If affected your ability to work may also want evaluation by a physiatrist (rehab doctor) as to steps to take to help recover. Best of luck! ...Read more
I have symptoms of forgetting things, loss of motor skills, misplaces things and being disoriented what is it?
IT IS AN INDICATION: That you need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more
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