Essays Tagged: "brain function"

An overview on wheather or not fatty foods can impair your thought process.

A brief synopsis of "Food for Thought".Can fatty foods impair your brain function, memory, or even inhibit your leaning ability? This article suggests just that.Based ... lds up a level of plaque on the inner walls, restricting the flow of blood to the body and also the brain. Thus hindering the ability of the brain from functioning properly. Fat is also known to imped ... is also known to impede the ability of the cells to metabolize glucose. Glucose is important to the brain because, a deficiency can result in an impairment of the brain.When looking at the findings of ...

(1 pages) 97 1 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

Phytochemicals

als that ensure a healthy diet, prevent heart attacks and chronic diseases like cancer, and improve brain function. Phytochemicals give plants their color, flavor, smell, and texture, and they are co ... ny other forms of chronic disease (Platzman 1999). Docosahexaenoic acid is an integral component of brain membranes. It has been effective in reducing disorders such as schizophrenia, depression and a ...

(7 pages) 143 1 3.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Current issues of debate about marijuana laws and interest in marijuana as medicine

tive function that persists well beyond any period of acute intoxication? Is the functioning of the brain altered in the long term? With over 7 million people using cannabis weekly and the potential f ... c deficits. Recent studies with improved methods however have demonstrated changes in cognition and brain function associated with long-term or frequent use of cannabis. Specific impairments of attent ...

(2 pages) 87 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

A defence of cartesian dualism from the attacks of modern science.

which the mind could view what it internally perceived. As our scientific understanding of how the brain functions to produce consciousness and hence the mind has increased, these two pictures of bra ... h water. There are many facets of Cartesian Dualism that are compatible with current discoveries in brain science. This essay will be devoted to the reconciliation of current scientific advancements i ...

(5 pages) 67 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Report on Cognitive Psychology and its effects on Depressions and disorders.

suffer from depression at some time in our lives. Depression can be biochemical, caused by altered brain function, or reactive, occurring in response to an event such as divorce, loss of a close frie ...

(2 pages) 71 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Product Attributes to Synergy Energy drink.

zation of sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Taurine has a protective effect upon the human brain. The amino acid Taurine is used to control anxiety, hyperactivity, poor brain function, hypogl ...

(1 pages) 67 0 2.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Dietary Supplement: Focus Factor.

ients. According to Focus Factor the reason we don't think clearly, or become forgetful is that are brains are being starved of needed nutrients that are vital for proper and continued brain functioni ... functioning, and through the use of Focus Factor we are able to prolong the effects of aging on the brain. There is also a children's brand that is supposed to help with attention problems in children ...

(4 pages) 30 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Hyperactivity...a major problem?

lems in children. Whenever children are sick or influenced by food and/or airborne chemicals, their brain function is compromised and symptoms include disturbances of sensing, feeling, remembering and ... ked to the ADHD complex.Several theories have been advanced to explain ADHD. The theory of "minimal brain damage or dysfunction" had many advocates. The child is viewed as having a fixed disability, m ...

(5 pages) 35 1 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Oxygen

59;牋牋Decrease fatigue and depression.路 牋牋牋牋Improve brain function.How Do You Know if You Need Extra Oxygen? An arterial blood gas sample tells the doct ...

(7 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Sports Nutrition

nt nutrients to athletic performance is carbohydrate. They play an important role in supplying your brain and body and power. The body can't supply enough carbohydrate on its own, so you need to get t ... is stored in the muscles and liver. Liver glycogen is used to maintain blood sugar, which fuels the brain, nervous system, and other cells. Optimal blood sugar levels are important for clear, brain fu ...

(6 pages) 57 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The problem of personal identi

ladek Survive?" Perry presents a very controversial topic. In this story Tommy Vladek is considered brain dead but his body is still totally functional. There is another child in the story who has had ... d his body is completely destroyed. The child's body that is completely destroyed still has perfect brain function, and the doctors can put his brain into Tommy's body. Perry presents different views ...

(7 pages) 28 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Legalizing

tougher to purchase, which in case causes less use and addiction. Fewer health risks such as slower brain function and/or less risk of cancer. Last, fewer risks for second hand smokers causing driving ... t the consumption of this product may cause cancer or other health problems. To the statement about brain damage, that is true to a point. You can get brain damage as while as all the other illnesses ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

What Are You Afraid Of

ad stopped breathing. Death today is defined not by heart beats and respiration but rather by one?s brains waves. Doctors measure these brain waves with machines known as EEG machines. When an EEG sho ... s with machines known as EEG machines. When an EEG shows a flat line, this means that the patient?s brain is dead. Brain death is when the brain has stopped maintaining controls of all other bodily fu ...

(6 pages) 31 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

What Are You Afraid Of

ad stopped breathing. Death today is defined not by heart beats and respiration but rather by one?s brains waves. Doctors measure these brain waves with machines known as EEG machines. When an EEG sho ... s with machines known as EEG machines. When an EEG shows a flat line, this means that the patient?s brain is dead. Brain death is when the brain has stopped maintaining controls of all other bodily fu ...

(6 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

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

Source: Natural Health 26.n3(May-June 1996)p 68

causes your body to respond in an accelerated way. The body releases chemicals and hormones in the brain such as adrenaline and cortisol. Red blood cells flood the immune system as it gears up for th ... system as it gears up for the possibility of injury. Energy stores are diverted to muscle strength, brain function, heart and lungs and away from less important functions (digestion, hunger). Your str ...

(2 pages) 321 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Biological Psychology

biological psychology? According to Wickens, biological psychology can be defined "the study of the brain and how it causes or relates to behavior". It is a branch of psychology that analyzes how the ... he biopsychological approach.From an historic standpoint the very first individuals to discern that brain was the source for the mind, were the Greeks. Galen was the first to propose a theory of brain ...

(2 pages) 89 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Importance of Regular Exercise on Mental Health.

r human body. It is now also well established by numerous researches that exercise can also improve brain function. This concept has been studied in the last ten years especially in aging adults (1). ... y in aging adults (1). For instance, a study by Colombe and Kramer indicates that exercise improves brain function and it also lowers the risk of cognitive impairment when linked to aging. The causes ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays

Schizophrenia, Psychosis, and Life Span Development

biology of schizophrenia has increased dramatically in recent decades. Researchers have discovered brain function, brain structure, neuropsychological, and neurophysiological abnormalities associated ... ur, 2005)There are two predominant biological factors in learning disorders: genetic influences and brain abnormalities. Family, sibling, and twin studies indicate that learning disorders often have a ...

(4 pages) 44 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement

; Hagerman, 2008, p. 4). There has been documented proof that exercise has a positive effect on the brain. Youth that receive elevated amounts of physical activity tend to show improved attributes suc ... at receive elevated amounts of physical activity tend to show improved attributes such as increased brain function and nourishment, higher energy/concentration levels, changes in body build affecting ...

(5 pages) 29 0 5.0 Aug/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports