Essays Tagged: "brains"

Melatonin and the Pineal Gland

od that my resources were limited as melatonin is still a recent medical developmentSet deep in our brains is a tiny gland called the pineal gland. This tiny gland is in charge of the endocrine system ... through puberty, and how well our immune systems fend off diseases. Being set in the middle of our brains, the pineal gland has no direct access to sunlight. Our eyes send it a message of how much su ...

(9 pages) 73 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Collective Thinking

read. Slogans such as ?Everyone?s opinion counts,? to ?Be an Army of one,? are catapulted into our brains to ensure our self-esteem and self-reliance. In fact, is this really the way Americans think? ...

(3 pages) 220 2 3.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Can Computers Understand? Includes John Searle's arguments

hn Searle addresses the point of the ability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to understand, in Mind Brains, and Programs. His main argument is that because AI's are computers and computers have no tho ...

(1 pages) 141 1 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Mind and Machine, an essay on A.I

nterract with a machine of artificial consciousness.In John Searle's collection of lectures, Minds, Brains and Science, arguments centering around the mind-body problem alone issufficient to convince ... c, it is proven that machines can indeed think. The fourth WAT proposition deals with the fact that brains are known to have computational abilities and that a program therein can be inferred. Therefo ...

(9 pages) 433 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Alzheimer's, a progressive and irreversible brain disease

n, the part of the human body it most greatly affects. Many Alzheimer's disease sufferers had their brains examined. A large number of differences were present when comparing the normal brain to the A ... the severe impairment suffered by Alzheimer's victims.Neurofibrillary Tangles are also found in the brains of Alzheimer's victims. They are found within the cell bodies of nerve cells in the cerebral ...

(19 pages) 255 1 3.8 Dec/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Central Processing Unit

Microprocessors, also called central processing units (CPUs), are frequently described as the 'brains' of acomputer, because they act as the central control for the processing of data in personal ...

(2 pages) 73 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Amory Blaine's "Mirrors" in Fitzgerald's "This Side of Paradise"

ly on his breathtaking handsomeness and wealth in order to get by in life. He has been endowed with brains, but it takes him years to learn how and when to use them. Amory spends his late high school ...

(6 pages) 60 0 5.0 Apr/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Assassination of JFK

imeter movie camera . . .the wave, followed by the crack of gunfire . . . the spurting of blood and brains. OnNovember 22 , 1963, the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy stunnedthe nati ...

(8 pages) 117 0 3.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Intelligence author: Sexy Body a summarization of all aspects of intelligence

modest) correlation between brain size and intelligence test scores. Other studies suggest that the brains of highly skilled people require less glucose energy while performing certain cognitive task. ...

(2 pages) 99 0 4.8 Jun/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Albert Einstein: His Theories This Essay will tell of the theories that Albert Einstein had and came up with will he was alive.

ld's smartest mindes ever! Now, I think I'm pretty smart but when it comes to Einstein, he has more brains in his head than in two people combined.I researched Albert Einstein because he seemed very i ...

(2 pages) 167 2 3.4 Jun/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Human Brain and Learning

on't understand the brain?When people learn, they are changing the structure and chemistry of their brains. To make connections, dendrites--threadlike fibers that extend from the neuron--reach out and ...

(2 pages) 135 0 4.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Prions

ls in the Highlander tribes. Investigation led to the discovery of prions inside the of the victims brains that were eaten by the tribesmen that when they died, as a sign of respect their brains where ...

(7 pages) 70 0 3.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Isaac Rosenberg dead man's dump - critical essay

ess romanticism of war.Throughout the poem he uses very graphic, sometimes grueling imagery."A mans brains splattered on a stretcher bearers face."The word "splattered" is effective in that it is an o ...

(2 pages) 41 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Cash Money Millionaires". An essay about our culture and society explaining how our values are warped. We value money, greed and power. What happened to humanity?

n tangible material items. Our leisure life is saved for weekends. Beauty is considered better than brains, and appearance means more than substance. Doesn't this say alot about American people in gen ...

(2 pages) 237 4 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Evolution of Primate Intelligence

o demonstrates and plays an important role in primate evolution due to its complexity and hierarchy.Brains size does matterThe larger the size of the brain the more intelligence the species, and throu ... group had only a single-lobed, undifferentiated cerebrum.Not only do the large hominoids have large brains, their brains differ from those of other primates in having more distinct asymmetries to them ...

(7 pages) 222 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Commercialization of Gametes. This paper describes the debate about women selling their eggs (gametes) for money. It includes many points about why one would be against such a practice.

ge students are being offered thousands of dollars to donate eggs to infertile couples due to their brains and beauty. Some women are making this procedure, which can be extremely painful, a habit in ...

(2 pages) 50 0 2.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Consciousness, Free Will, and Purpose in Human Life

Consciousness, Free Will, and Purpose in Human LifeIn the book Minds, Brains, and Science, author John Searle discusses the ability of humans to provide their own conscio ... processes in the physical sciences. If we consider that it was the electrochemical activity in our brains that stimulated both our thoughts concerning movement and the movement itself, this still doe ... : An Introduction to Logotherapy. New York: Touchstone/Simon and Shuster, 1984.Searle, John. Minds, Brains, and Science. Cambridge, H

(4 pages) 227 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Reflection Questions about the novel "My Brother Sam is Dead"

s seen a lot of things like 'a dear friend lying in the grass with the top of his skull off and his brains sliding out of them like wet oats' (p21) which Sam hasn't. He is telling his son how terrible ...

(7 pages) 53 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Why Do Boys and Girls Behave Differently"

vior patterns in the different sexes, while another thinks they simply have biologically dissimilar brains. One expert believes the differences in behavior can be attributed to "genetic, biological, a ... s "psychobiological research is turning up important functional differences between male and female brains." (696) However, Mednick and Russo say he is using "distorted evidence and shakey logic." (69 ...

(2 pages) 77 0 2.1 Feb/2003

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

It has been said that Tennessee Williams' plays are 'full of hate, anger and envy'. How far is this true in scene three of 'The Glass Menagerie'?

es the way his life is heading. He 'would rather someone picked up a crowbar and battered out (his) brains'. The scene is constructed with these violent references to death and hurt regarding the situ ...

(10 pages) 76 0 2.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers