Essays Tagged: "brain activity"

Conditions,Complications, and more associated with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Includes personal story.

e-Compulsive Disorder, which is most easily detectable in adolescence, is attributable to excessive brain activity - the use of energy is higher than normal in the orbital cortex which causes the brai ... e orbital cortex (the underneath of the front portion, controlling the thought process) of a normal brain. When a person without OCD completes a thought the gate will slam shut and the thought will be ...

(6 pages) 71 0 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Depression's Double Standard. Why depression affects women more than men.

ute of Mental Health studied blood flow patterns in men and women who were feeling sad to determine brain activity in different areas. They found that the left prefrontal cortex was activated equally ...

(1 pages) 102 1 3.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Illegal Drug Market - Explains the chemistry,effects, history, and uses of drugs like halocinogens, amphetamines, etc.

. The first being amphetamines, which are drugs that act on the central nervous system and increase brain activity. Hallucinogens are drugs which act on the mind, distorting the what users see and hea ... gs. Depressants are drugs which also act on the central nervous system, but inserted they slow down brain activity. And lastly is analgesics which are drugs that have a painkilling effect and also cre ...

(8 pages) 145 1 3.9 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

HUGS not DRUGS an essay about types of drug use and abuse

lucinogens, and analgesics. Stimulants are drugs that act on the central nervous system to increase brain activity. These include cocaine, speed, anabolic steroids, ecstasy and tobacco. Depressants ac ... anabolic steroids, ecstasy and tobacco. Depressants act on the central nervous system and slow down brain activity; examples are tranquillizers, gases, aerosols and glue. Hallucinogens distort the min ...

(2 pages) 109 7 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

'Old age and death are especially subject to social taboo in contemporary society?' Explain why this is the case

tral nervous system function which includes reflex activity and environmental responsiveness. If no brain activity is recorded after an initial measurement and a second measurement twenty-four hours l ... l measurement and a second measurement twenty-four hours later the individual in question is termed brain dead. Taboo refers to something which is forbidden or unmentionable, not by law but rather by ...

(12 pages) 152 0 3.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Abortion: The right of the person versus the right of the fetus

s generally accepted that a person is dead when there are no discernable electrical impulses in the brain. Surely we would then consider life to begin when brain activity begins? Primitive neurologica ...

(3 pages) 24 3 4.3 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Euthanasia.

ine," the person is officially dead. What this actually means is that although there may not be any brain activity, other vital organs can work by means of certain equipment. Now heart- lung machines ... etable just has his vital organs working, and both the deceased and thevegetable have no use of the brain?

(2 pages) 8 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Euthanasia.

ine", the person is officially dead. What this actually means is that although there may not be any brain activity, other vital organs can work by means of certain equipment. Now heart and lung machin ... table just has his vital organs working, and both the deceased and the vegetable have no use of the brain? If you truly love someone, you got to be willing to give them up, for their own benefits. Giv ...

(2 pages) 21 0 4.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Two Factor Theory of Intelligence VS. Theory of Multiple Intelligences

s. The findings suggested that the "variations in test performances were mirrored by differences in brain activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex, a brain region associated with memory, planning and ... y may have separate neural structures. (Psychology, 238). Some evidence to support this occurs with brain damage. Often people whom experience brain damage loose one of the domains, but retain the oth ...

(3 pages) 119 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Early Childhood

ext describes Jhena?s body proportion as streamlined, similar to those of adults. It also describes brain development increasing from 70 to 90 percent of adult weight. As brain activity continues to d ... what she is saying. The text explains this behavior as a rapid growth in the left hemisphere of the brain, which is directly linked with language skills, and a dominance of her left cerebral hemispher ...

(5 pages) 79 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Nature vs. Nurture: Crime and Delinquency

e useful also. Adrian Rain, of the University of Southern California showed CAT scans comparing the brain activity of 42 convicted murderers, with those of 42 people with no apparent criminal traits ( ... eople with no apparent criminal traits (or convictions). The group of murderers tended to have less brain activity in the pre-frontal cortex area of the brain, than those in the ‘no criminal traits ...

(6 pages) 132 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Euthanasia

ty of ways, however, the most common way of determining death is by electroencephalography (EEG) of brain function (Porter et al, 2005). Porter et al. noted that when the EEG shows no traces of brain ... hat when the EEG shows no traces of brain activity for 48 hours, the individual is considered to be brain dead, even when respiration and heart function may still be supported by technology (Porter et ...

(17 pages) 109 1 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Alzheimers, and Neuroimaging

uted Tomography, scan uses x-rays in rotation to take and combine many individual x-rays around the brain. Then the machine is moved along the axis of the patients body. Pinel (2009) and adventually t ... patients body. Pinel (2009) and adventually the information is combined to make a 3-D photo of the brain.Next, an MRI, or Magnetic Resonance imaging, which uses magnets and measures waves produced by ...

(2 pages) 24 1 4.3 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Therapy Plan for Nan

ressants to psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioral therapy. Medications mask the symptoms and slow brain activity to curb anxiety. Medications are temporary bandages on festering sores. Multiple phob ... emedy for Nan. The medical perspective is that mental disorders originate from abnormalities of the brain or nervous system. Nan has no injuries to her brain and she handles work and school simultaneo ...

(13 pages) 34 0 5.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

The Inevitability of Deathand Views on the Afterlife

ous organizations (Flannelly, et al., 2008). Death is now primarily defined as the cessation of all brain activity as measured by a brain wave monitor (Feldman, 2008). This day and age, we seem to see ... s, indicating that a person has stopped breathing. This picture is a little misleading today, since brain death is now almost universally used in this nation as the indication of death.In today's worl ...

(19 pages) 34 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Compare and contrast two beliefs about life after death. Assess which of these two views may provide a stronger philosophical basis for belief in life after death?

characteristics are nothing more then physical ones. Any idea is consciousness is nothing more then brain activity. Mind is not separate of body so when the body dies so does the brain. Richard Dawkin ... s, then they would become better humans.Soft materialists agree that when the body dies so does the brain but they say that consciousness is more than just a brain process. They say that the body can ...

(6 pages) 3495 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The War on Drugs

lucinogens, and analgesics. Stimulants are drugs that act on the central nervous system to increase brain activity. These include cocaine, speed, anabolic steroids, ecstasy and tobacco. Depressants ac ... anabolic steroids, ecstasy and tobacco. Depressants act on the central nervous system and slow down brain activity; examples are tranquillizers, gases, aerosols and glue. Hallucinogens distort the min ...

(12 pages) 35 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Brain Physiology To Funny Situations & Under Stress

Brain physiology to funny situations& Under stress...Humor, Laughter and the Brain:While comedia ... hers started to research this form of merriment. Their investigations are shedding light on how the brain processes humor and prompts laughter. Researchers believe that uncovering the brain and body's ... students with an alien? Something from another universe-ity!You'll also get unique activity in the brain if you think this joke is funny, according to increasing evidence. The new investigations into ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Nov/2011

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Research paper on Dreams

radoxical sleep. We begin sleep by going into NREM in which our body slows down motor functions and brain activity and begins to enter into REM sleep. It usually takes about 90 minutes to enter into R ... nd begins to enter into REM sleep. It usually takes about 90 minutes to enter into REM sleep, where brain activity and motor functions increase and where most dreams occur. Our body does not just stay ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Conformity

s of the group. To test this, the researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine brain activity in subjects whose initial judgments of facial attractiveness were open to influence b ... over, these results indicate that since the desire to conform is triggered by way of signals in the brain, conformity is a result of a psychological reliably developing mechanism that increased reprod ...

(7 pages) 9 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology