Essays Tagged: "Frontal lobe"

This essay defines depression, symptoms of depression, causes of depression, and treaments for it.

y bad family life or divorce. The part of the brain that effects emotions such as depression is the Frontal Lobe. The Frontal lobe is found in the area around the forehead. The mental symptoms of depr ...

(3 pages) 423 2 3.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

This is what exactly goes on in your brain when you are in a funny situation or under stress...

s of laughter. Preliminary results indicate that the humor-processing pathway includes parts of the frontal lobe brain area, important for cognitive processing; the supplementary motor area, important ... e nucleus accumbens, associated with pleasure.Other work also supports the notion that parts of the frontal lobe are involved in humor appreciation. One study that imaged people while they listened to ...

(6 pages) 120 3 4.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Discuss the changes to the brain due to ageing

non-existent in some areas of the brain (e.g. brain stem), while other areas (e.g. hippocampus and frontal lobes) can see up to 60% loss of neurons. This will have an effect on memory since both the ... ee up to 60% loss of neurons. This will have an effect on memory since both the hippocampus and the frontal lobes are key structures in our memory system (Beers, M. H., Berkow, R., Joynt R. J., 2003). ...

(7 pages) 116 2 1.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Major Depressive Disorder

y bad family life or divorce. The part of the brain that effects emotions such as depression is the Frontal Lobe. The Frontal lobe is found in the area around the forehead. The mental symptoms of depr ...

(6 pages) 108 1 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

This is semi-weak and dry look at the basic of two opposite views of how psychology is conducted.

pital lobe which controls the eyes and sight, the temporal lobe which controls hearing, finally the frontal lobe controls reasoning and higher thinking. Some doctors believe all human problems with fe ... caused an iron rod to go clearly through Gage's head. The rod tore Gage's thalamus and part of his frontal lobe. After the accident Phineas could not function in society, he lost the ability to reaso ...

(2 pages) 26 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

This was a report I had to do about the brain and parts of the brain

lion brain cells called neurons. The brain is divided into two hemispheres each containing 4 lobes (Frontal, Parietal, Occipital, and Temporal).The Frontal lobe is involved in motor skills such as spe ... ans such as hands and feet. It also senses pain and discomfort. It is located on the top behind the frontal lobe. The occipital lobe receives and processes visual information; it also interprets upsid ...

(4 pages) 44 1 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Memory And Aging

en episodic and semantic memory.A reduction in working memory processing, which is dependent on the frontal lobes, is the crucial factor for age-related changes not only in memory but in various other ... enerative but selective, including deterioration, preservation and also functional compensation.The frontal lobe has been associated with the performance of higher-level cognitive functions such as or ...

(6 pages) 214 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

What My Brain Couldn't Tell Me

would experience after the surgery.        He told us my tumor originated in the frontal lobe of my brain and that it has grown back into the parietal lobe. He explained that my tu ...

(3 pages) 17 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Phineas Gage

4-foot tamping iron plunged into his cheek and come out the top of his head, severely damaging his frontal lobes.One of the four lobes, the frontal lobe, controls voluntary movement, difficult proble ... It allows you to know your place in space.Phineas Gage had a freak accident in 1848, which involved frontal lobe damage. "The explosion blew a nearly 4-foot-long taming iron more than an inch thick in ...

(1 pages) 1262 1 2.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Phineas Gage suffered a severe brain injury, which caused him to have a drastic change in his personality.

ractors.The brain is part of the central nervous system. The brain has many parts which include the frontal lobes, brain stem and cerebellum. "The frontal lobes, which are part of the frontal cortex, ... l cortex.The cause of Gage's inappropriate behavior was a result of the damage that was done to his frontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex received information from all of the senses. The prefrontal co ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.7 Aug/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

High levels of cognitive and motor effector sites as result of covert emotional signals can be altered given the adverse effects of the somatic markers.

w lay an understanding and explanation as to why. “Gage” explains the relationship of the frontal lobe, which housed Phineas brain damage, and emotional behavior. This correlation between th ... e decisions after his accident when the rod pierced through his skull affecting the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC). The purpose of “Gage” and other cognitive-affective models are to ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Remarkable story about Phineas Gage

ory about Phineas Gage, who on September 13, 1848, survived an iron rod being propelled through the frontal lobe of his skull. The story goes on to tell how he seemed to completely recover from the in ... change in personality, and talks about how other peoples personality changed after trauma to the prefrontal cortex.Later, other procedures have gone on to support this theory and help us conclude that ...

(2 pages) 14 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

Four parts of the brain, and their functions

cerebral cortex can be divided into four sections, which are known as lobes. The four lobes are the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe and the temporal lobe.1) Frontal lobe--located at the fr ... re; judging right from wrong2) Parietal lobe-located in the middle section of the brain, behind the frontal lobes, above the temporal lobes, and at the top back of the brain and is associated with The ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The case study of Phineas Gage

had been pushed through the very front of his brain. "Gage's accident seemed to suggest that the prefrontal cortex controls decision making, especially in social situations, and has a great deal of in ... been noted that Gage was not the only one that showed great personality changes after injury to the frontal part of the brain, which has confirmed the theory that this front area of the brain does con ...

(2 pages) 23 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert - Book Report

ther hand, when humans plan for the future, they are able to imagine it due to the existence of the frontal lobe in their brains. So why do humans construct imaginary futures? Gilbert claims that imag ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

The Curious Case of Phineas Gage!

s the accounting of Phineas Gage and his traumatic head injury, and discuss the operation of the prefrontal cortex of the brain as it applies to cognition. As it applies to cognition, the brain is a v ... are 4 lobes. These 4 lobes play an integral part in cognitive functions and mental processing. The frontal lobe is involved in organization, planning, and inhibition control. The temporal lobe is inv ...

(7 pages) 45 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Brain Physiology To Funny Situations & Under Stress

s of laughter. Preliminary results indicate that the humor-processing pathway includes parts of the frontal lobe brain area, important for cognitive processing; the supplementary motor area, important ... the nucleus accumbens, associated with pleasure.Other work also supports the idea that parts of the frontal lobe are involved in humor appreciation. One study that imaged people while they listened to ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Nov/2011

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