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A transient ischemic attack, also known as TIA or mini-stroke, occurs when the brain or part of the brain is deprived of oxygen for a period of time. A mini-stroke could be an indication or a forewarning of an impending stroke. When a person has a stroke, a part of the brain stops functioning due to the lack of blood flow.
Published by Charlene Collins 68 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +2 votes | 0 comments
Epilepsy affects about 5 million Americans. Idiopathic epilepsy is the type where the origin of the disorder is unknown. Neuropsychologists link this type of epilepsy to a genetic link, but the link in this type of epilepsy has not been found yet. Research on canine epilepsy may prove to pave the way to finding the causes of this type of epilepsy in humans.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +5 votes | 2 comments
Tests on sweat from closely related people and on people who were not related, and the tests showed that the subjects didn’t like the scents of people related to them, because their immune systems are similar. We are guided by male body odor when we are sexually attracted. We may not realize this, because it is unconscious.
Published by Charlene Collins 68 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +1 votes | 1 comments
Most of us will admit that we like to watch magic shows. Magicians are masters at creating illusion. How is it that we don’t really see what we think we see? I watched a Nova Science Now program called How Does the Brain Work. About half of the program was focused on the illusion of magic tricks. Neil DeGrass Tyson, a famous astrophysicist hosted this program.
Published by Charlene Collins 68 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +2 votes | 1 comments
People with synesthesia perceive the world differently than people who don’t have the disorder. A person with synesthesia is called a synesthete. He or she may see musical notes flying around them while playing the piano, or listening to music. It is believed that with synesthesia, one part of the brain stimulates another area of the brain because there is a malfunction in the neural pathways in the brain.
Published by Charlene Collins 68 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +11 votes | 11 comments
Learn the 5 Natural Foods for a Healthy Brain and Better Memory. It is essential for us to choose for best foods for the improvement of our memory and alertness. The best foods for the brain are the natural and rich in essential nutrients. This article provides healthy information about the foods needed by the brain to function properly and actively.
Published by Mark Cruz 68 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +1 votes | 0 comments
Is it true that having too much rapid eye movement (REM) sleep causes depression? It is believed that depression is caused by an imbalance of brain chemicals (serotonin and nor-epinephrine). No one knows what causes this imbalance, but it is believed there is a connection between having too much REM sleep and having depression symptoms. The findings are that depressed people have more REM sleep than people who aren’t depressed.
Published by Charlene Collins 68 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +0 votes | 0 comments
There are two treatment options to get relief and cure from brain fog: chemical treatment using drugs and adopting alternative brain fog treatment therapies. As alternative therapies are safe and don't carry side effects they are better treatment options for brain fog. This post helps you learn about various natural or alternative treatment options. If you are experiencing brain fog, there are many treatment options which can help you get your mind clear and focused again. Treatment optio...
Published by Amera Khanam 68 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +2 votes | 0 comments
There are times when you don't feel right or bit spacey. You may experience confused, lost, and forgetful with difficulty in focusing and concentrating. Can it be a symptom of any disease or health condition? It may be 'brain fog' which is a new term for many of us. In this article we are learning about this brain related condition which is not a disease. Focus of this post is on learning about 'brain fog' symptoms and causes of it.
Published by Amera Khanam 68 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +3 votes | 0 comments
Scientists know that certain parts of the brain trigger different behaviors such as memory and emotions. They have been experimenting with mice to find a way to trigger a memory. This research would help them understand the function of the human brain and how to help people with memory problems or people who have schizophrenia, PTSD, and other disorders of this kind. New research with mice allows researchers to stimulate certain neurons in the brain that trigger partial memories in these lab ...
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +2 votes | 0 comments
The brain is a mysterious composition of parts which all have specific duties. The brain is divided into several parts. The cerebral cortex, alone, is composed of approximately 100 billion nerve cells. If you think your brain is sleeping when you do, think again. Your brain is very busy during sleep.
Published by Charlene Collins 69 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +1 votes | 0 comments
Most of us take our sight for granted. After all, we have no need to know how our eyes work, as long as they do, right? Even if you donÂ’t want to know how your eyes and brain work together so that you can drive a car down a busy highway, itÂ’s good to have a general idea of how your eyes and brain make it possible.
Published by Charlene Collins 69 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +3 votes | 5 comments
We have all heard of situations where people who were trapped in harrowing situations were helped by an entity of some kind. Some people describe the entity as an angel, and others may describe it as the spirit of a loved one who has passed away. In some life and death situations, the brain is able to pull off some amazing feats.
Published by Charlene Collins 69 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +4 votes | 2 comments
The brain is designed to save itself. In fact, the brain is so good at surviving extreme conditions that it is able to trick us to help us survive. For instance, a race car driver (seen on The Discovery Channel today 3/19/2012) that was just a second from crashing and burning is able to save himself because his brain went into super fast mode to seemingly slow down time for the driver. He was able to think through his maneuvers to avoid a terrible accident.
Published by Charlene Collins 69 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +5 votes | 4 comments
Recently, some researchers at Yale University wanted to see if cell phones could cause ADHD in children. Experiments were done on pregnant mice. One cage had an inactive cell phone placed on the top, and the other cage had a cell phone in silent mode, which was in active call mode.
Published by Charlene Collins 69 months ago in Brain Health & Neurology | +10 votes | 7 comments
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