Essays Tagged: "Cerebral cortex"

Alzheimer's Disease, "The Disease of the Century". 7 page paper on the history, causes, effects and research on the disease. Includes citation in apa format

l health for many years before her death. Alzheimer noticed a disorganization of nerve cells in her cerebral cortex, the area of the brain responsible for controlling memory and reasoning. There were ... ra Talamo, has discovered the tissue found in the upper nose goes through the same changes that the cerebral cortex tissue goes through. She plans on finding out if this tissue found in the nose deter ...

(6 pages) 511 1 3.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Hemispheric asymmetry of the cerebral cortex

cise science that is still largely full of mysteries.The study of hemispheric asymmetry with in the cerebral cortex had long been a fascination with the human race. The ancient Aztec cultures used to ... that is waiting to be opened. The last two decades have witnessed a period of research on the human cerebral functions comparable to the great era of discovery initiated by Broca in 1861(Young, G,. Se ...

(7 pages) 158 1 4.6 Jan/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Alzheimer's, a progressive and irreversible brain disease

when comparing the normal brain to the Alzheimer's brain. There was a loss of nerve cells from the Cerebral Cortex in the Alzheimer's victim. Approximately ten percent of the neurons in this region w ... d in the brains of Alzheimer's victims. They are found within the cell bodies of nerve cells in the cerebral cortex, and take on the structure of a paired helix. Other diseases that have 'paired helix ...

(19 pages) 256 1 3.8 Dec/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Sleeping Disorders.

nals sent from the pons that then travel to the thalamus, which from there sends the signals to the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher level learning and thinking (brain bas ...

(12 pages) 208 2 3.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Physiological Perception Filters

the stimuli are complex and the context in which they arise varies?Much is known about the way the cerebral cortex, the outer rind of the brain, initially analyses sensory messages. Yet investigation ... of neurons, although each EEG is related to the firing pattern of neurons in a neighbourhood of the cerebral cortex. The tracings detect essentially the same information that neurons assess when they ...

(21 pages) 111 1 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Nervous System, Five parts of the brain

1. The Thalamus- A brain structure that relays sensory messages to the cerebral cortex.        It functions as a traffic officer of the brain. It directs ... n wouldn't have any stored memories because there would be no way for the information to get to the cerebral cortex.5. Corpus callosum- A large band of fibers which connects the cerebral hemispher ...

(1 pages) 34 0 2.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

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

is able to feel pain from the 24th week when the synaptic connections between the thalamus and the cerebral cortex are made. It is areas in the cerebral cortex that gives rise to the experience of pa ... ould then consider life to begin when brain activity begins? Primitive neurological activity in the cerebral cortex is first detected in the fetus at around 24 weeks, but can be as early as the 22nd w ...

(3 pages) 24 3 4.3 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Alzheimer's Disease

but it is these changes in the brain that can lead to other abnormal changes such as atrophy of the cerebral cortex; the area of the brain responsible for most intelligent functions, and decreased lev ... ngles (NFT). NFT's are pathological build ups of proteins found in the cytoplasms of neurons in the cerebral cortex. They are most common in the temporal lobe structures and can be clearly identified ...

(4 pages) 31 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Stem Cell To External Cuneate Nucleus

perception circuitry for the upper extremity stretch reflex that relays sensory information to the cerebral cortex. Its axon projects to the contralateral neurons in the ventroposteriolateral (VPL) t ...

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Critical Thinking and Language Essay

s. "Language is the 'software' that allows our brain to think the way it does; without language the cerebral cortex lies largely unused" (Kirby, Goodpaster, & Levine, 1999, 77). Language must be t ...

(3 pages) 236 1 4.3 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Alzheimer's Disease

eing microscopic bundles, or tangles, of dead nerve fibers scattered throughout the tissue from the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain where memory and the higher intellectual functions are locate ...

(6 pages) 48 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Untitled

at control certain functions. This directly affects two parts of the brain, the hippocampus and the cerebral cortex. These two parts of the brain control memory, reasoning, language, and other bodily ... at control certain functions. This directly affects two parts of the brain, the hippocampus and the cerebral cortex. These two parts of the brain control memory, reasoning, language, and other bodily ...

(12 pages) 536 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Who are special needs children

DHD is an amphetamine called Ritalin, which produces a paradoxical effect. The speed stimulates the cerebral cortex, allowing the brain to manage incoming sensory information efficently. Ritalin is ve ...

(2 pages) 41 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Phineas Gage

The cerebral cortex consists of four lobes, all of which are very fundamental to everyday living. It reg ...

(1 pages) 1262 1 2.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Alzheimer's Disease

ces, misplacing things, and having trouble with language.Alzheimer's Disease affects especially the cerebral cortex and hippocampal regions in the brain. It appears, through research that low educatio ...

(7 pages) 58 0 3.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Upper and Lower motor neurons

en synapses with a lower motor neuron. The upper motor neurons originate in the motor region of the cerebral cortex or brainstem. The neurons from the cerebral cortex are important for planning, initi ... er motor neuron is the corticospinal tract. The corticospinal tract originates in the cortex of the cerebral hemisphere. This tract is the largest descending pathway. From the cortex, the corticospina ...

(2 pages) 14 0 5.0 May/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Biological and Humanistic Approaches Personality Assessment

onality is the one who one would find the life of the party. The extravert has a different level of cerebral cortex arousal when in a non-stimulating, resting state (burger, 2007). The extravert gener ... troversion personality is quieter and laid back. The introversion personality has a higher level of cerebral cortex arousal and does not need to be the life of the party or around many friends. The in ...

(8 pages) 293 0 5.0 Oct/2008

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

Four parts of the brain, and their functions

The cerebral cortex can be divided into four sections, which are known as lobes. The four lobes are the ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Brain

ns: the telencephalon and the diencephalon. The primary structures of the telencephalon include the cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, and the limbic system. Here the brain is divided between the left an ... lia, and the limbic system. Here the brain is divided between the left and right hemispheres of the cerebral cortex. The left hemisphere controls linguistic consciousness, the right half ofthe body, t ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Basal Ganglia Disorders

of speech, have mobility, express our emotions as well as having the ability to problem solve. The cerebral cortex is the part of the brain that accounts for “85 percent of the brain’s weig ... n one of these areas it could have an effect on our abilities to function and learn new things. The cerebral cortex is also the area of the brain in which the basal ganglia is located. The basal gangl ...

(5 pages) 568 1 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology