Essays Tagged: "Brain"

Optical Illusions

ng, and it appears normal, but after a few minutes of thinking about it, you find it distorted? The brain and eyes are two organs that work together constantly. Two sources feed visual information to ... ns that work together constantly. Two sources feed visual information to the brain:the eyes and the brain's memory of past experience. Usually the information is clear enough, and you have no difficul ...

(2 pages) 150 2 3.7 Feb/1996

Subjects: Art Essays


and how memory works. They are certain , though , that it is involvement of chemical changes in the brain which changes the physical structure (Loftus p. 392). It has been found after many research , ... ftus p. 392). It has been found after many research , that new memory is stored in a section of the brain called the hippocampus (Loftus p. 392). Memory is acquired by a series of solidifying events , ...

(4 pages) 284 1 4.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

An Analysis of the Final Scenes of Alfred Hictcock's NOTORIOUS

efilm did not strike me as particularly complex. Nothing specific about thefilm lodged itself in my brain screaming for an answer--or, at least, anattempted answer. Yet, upon subsequent viewings, subt ...

(5 pages) 67 0 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Dyslexia - the cause study

e can be definitively established, but that studies into information and language processing in the brain seem to offer the most promising possibilities for the future.Due to the complex nature of the ... in a twisted way (Snowling,1987). Orton explained this by using the mirror-image arrangement of the brain's hemispheres: the child is presented with the image and the mirror image, and the dyslexic ch ...

(18 pages) 645 1 4.4 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Life's Too Short

aking a good life for yourself. Most of society just assumes that these young black rappers have no brain's and no sense of purpose for life. Too Short's song 'Gettin it' tells a different story. Too ...

(3 pages) 73 0 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Mummification What is the process of mummification described in detail

d, because each organ had a special protector. In the preparation of the mummy, the removal of the brain was the first step. The Egyptians thought the brain served no purpose nor did it have any sig ... urpose nor did it have any significance in life; they felt all thinking was done by the heart. The brain was removed through the nose using needles with hooks or spiral ends. The brain came out in s ...

(5 pages) 150 4 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt


g drugs such as: marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.Smoking causes all sorts of cancer. It affects your brain and itdo not prolong your life, not only in America, but all over the globe.Every person knows ...

(1 pages) 69 0 3.8 Oct/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Dream problems

ning effective slumber.Why, exactly is sleep necessary? Sleep is more than a period of rest for the brain, in fact, it is just the opposite. As you sleep, your body repairs itself, and your psyche rep ... elaxation and one of dreaming. The dreaming stage, REM, is one where the body is paralyzed, and the brain is afire with activity. Your mind creates scenarios for you, and has usually four or five per ...

(3 pages) 71 1 5.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Hearing and Deafness

ce in vertebrates. The ear converts sound waves in the air, to nerve impulses which are sent to the brain, where the brain interprets them as sounds instead of vibrations. The innermost part of the ea ... anals which in turn balance you. Any movement by the head, and this apparatus sends a signal to the brain so that your reflex action is to move your foot to balance you.The ear in humans consist three ...

(4 pages) 141 0 4.6 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Can Computers Understand? Includes John Searle's arguments

n understand.5) "Mental" states and their resulting actions are products of the center of activity (brain).6) To understand, thoughts must be produced by the brain.7) A computer's mental states and ev ... am.8) The program is not a product of the computer.9) A computer does not produce "thoughts" in its brain.10) A computer cannot understand.John Searle addresses the point of the ability of Artificial ...

(1 pages) 141 1 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Compare and contrast auditory system and optical system

erences on how each system operated and where does it takes information into difference area of the brain.For both systems, optical and auditory, the information comes from our environment in many for ... ey gather information, prepare and perceive those information into something that make sense in our brain. After the sensory neurons carry information into specific system each detect, transduce and c ...

(2 pages) 133 2 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Alzheimer's Disease

Introduction to Alzheimer'sAlzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative disease ofthe brain. It is first described by the German neuropathologist AloisAlzheimer (1864-1915) in 1905. This ... se. But recent advances has produced several cluesas to how it is born. Initially when we study the brain of a Alzheimer'svictim, we focus on two specific areas. One is the cortex of the frontal andce ...

(5 pages) 114 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Acupuncture, A Chinese medical technique

Evidence proves that needling simulates peripheral nerves in the muscles which send messages to the brain to release endorphins (morphine-like peptides in the brain). These natural chemicals then bloc ... peptides in the brain). These natural chemicals then block the sending of painful messages from the brain.' (Acupuncture-Microsoft Network Nov. 30, 1996). Acupuncture needles are typically inserted 1/ ...

(4 pages) 117 2 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Why do humans err?

ts, humans are made of organic matter and nerve pathways. These same pathways, with the help of the brain are responsible for all the decision making. I shall demonstrate why humans err, despite the f ... a lower mark than the same class doing the same test in one hour. The reason is fairly simple. Our brains and senses simply do not react fast enough. That is why computers are so renown for their dep ...

(5 pages) 63 1 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

A factual write up on autism.

ticular site gave facts on autism, stating it is not a disease, but a developmental disorder of the brain. It told the three main symptoms, which are the social interaction, nonverbal communication, a ...

(2 pages) 138 0 3.9 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Sceptical Argument. Can it be defended, perhaps in a limited form?

unable to be defended.3. A Definition of KnowledgeKnowledge can be said to be information that the brain has received that meets a certain set of criteria. When someone states that they know somethin ... a good situation for something that we contrive to get justification for our knowledge from.5. The Brain in the Vat ArgumentThis argument is similar to the one in Plato's republic in that it involves ...

(8 pages) 143 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

research paper on marijuana

ory abilities.5)When cannabinoids are abundant, everything is marked for memory, but overwhelms the brain's system, resulting in nothing being remembered.6)Cannabinoids also tone down the production o ...

(5 pages) 306 1 3.1 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Can Computers Think? The case for and against artificial intelligence

es are: 1. Thought doesn't exist; enough said. 2. Thought does exist, butis contained wholly in the brain. In other words, the actual material of the brain iscapable of what we identify as thought. 3. ... sideof the debate are the advocates of pandemonium, explained by Robert Wright inTime thus: "[O]ur brain subconsciously generates competing theories about theworld, and only the 'winning' theory beco ...

(4 pages) 231 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Hololiterature, a Holographic Interpretation of the "Scarlet Letter", by Nathaniel Hawthorne

ace it in out sphere of reference. Especially those that are 'fuzzy' or difficult to nail down. The brain and the atom are not fully understood, but by comparing functions, structures, and similar ope ... ain a hold on the unknown and even extrapolate unknown processes from known ones. (For example, the brain is similar to a computer. They both have memory, input/output, and similar structures-transist ...

(4 pages) 43 0 3.0 Apr/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The evalution of the microprossesor

ssor haschanged the way computers work by making them faster. Themicroprocessor is often called the brain of the C.P.U.(or the centralprocessing unit)and without the microprocessor the computer is mor ...

(5 pages) 88 0 3.3 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science