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  • The Virtues Of Isolation Summary

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    non-lonely subjects were shown photographs of people in both pleasant and unpleasant settings. When viewing the pleasant pictures, the non-lonely subjects showed much more activity in a section of the brain known as the ventral striatum than the lonely subjects. The ventral striatum is a part of the brain that deals with learning and part of the brain's reward center. The lonely subjects showed less activity in this region of the brain while viewing the pleasant pictures and unpleasant pictures. The results

  • How Does Our Brain Communicate? Essay

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    Love According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, it defines love as “A feeling of strong or constant affection for a person.” (Love, 2015). In order to have the feeling of other person, we need social connection to support it and it is the foundation of all social activities. How does our brain respond to the love of other person? Will external factors change the way our brain responds to love or do our brain actually ignore these outside things and only focus on the inside activities only? I would

  • Parkinson 's Disease : Disease

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    Parkinson 's disease Twanda H. Lewis North Carolina Wesleyan Dr. Quinan Parkinson 's Disease Twanda H. Lewis North Carolina Wesleyan Dr. Quinan Outline Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………5 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………. 6 Symptoms…………………………………………………………………………………. 6 Tremor…………………………………………………………………………………….… 6 Slow Movement………………………………………………………………………… 6 Rigid Muscles…………………………………………………………………………….. 7 Disfigured Posture…………………………………………………………………….. 7 Loss of

  • Food Palatability And The Reward Value Of Nutrients

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    Abstract: It was originally thought that both the palatability and the reward value of nutrients are processed in the same brain region. However, a study conducted by Wassum et al. (2009) provides evidence that this is not the case. They found that the nucleus accumbens and the ventral pallidum are responsible for processing food palatability while the basolateral amygdala is involved in assigning incentive value of food rewards. Furthermore, these processes are interrupted when naloxone is administered

  • Understanding Huntington's Disease Essay

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    Understanding Huntington's Disease Diagnosis of Huntington's Disease Today, a blood test is available to diagnose a person displaying suspected Huntington's symptoms. The test analyzes DNA in the blood sample and counts the number of times the genetic code for the mutated Huntington's gene is repeated. Individuals with Huntington's Disease usually have 40 or more such "repeats;" those without it, 28 or fewer. If the number of repeats falls somewhere in between then more extensive neurological

  • The Brain, The Hippocampus And The Striatum ( Jacobsen & Forste ) Essay

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    There are two essential learning sections in the brain, the hippocampus and the striatum (Jacobsen & Forste, 2011). Focused learners are individuals who pay full attention in class and are not easily distracted by their mobile devices. These individuals utilize the hippocampus which is typically the heart of the memory and the learning center of the brain. These students have the ability of thinking in high level scenarios and typically end up with higher paying jobs than those that are categorized

  • Fetal Neural Transplantation in the Treatment of Parkinson's and Huntington

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    chemical transmitter in the brain. Because the existence of dopamine is essential to the function of the substania nigra, it is also essential for the various muscular activities controlled by the striatum, such as walking, balance, etc. (16). In Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's disease the nigra-striatum neural communication assemblage is severely hampered. PD results from a depletion in the amount of dopamine produced by the brain. At the onset of the disease, dopamine-secreting cells of the

  • Genetic Mutagenesis Screen

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    mesolimbic and/or nigrostriatal dopamine pathways in the mouse? Brief background: In mice, the first DA neuron neurites appear at E11.5. These neurites extend towards the striatum, forming the medial forebrain bundle (MFB), the main neural tract connecting ventral tegmental area (VTA) and the substantia nigra (SNc) to the striatum. At E14.5 the DA neurites approach the border of ventrolateral ganglionic eminence (VM). These neurites then multiply without further

  • Alcl3 Lipid Case Study

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    and +57.14%, in the cortex, hippocampus and striatum respectively of AlCl3-treated rats. Protection of AlCl3-intoxicated rats with caffeine attenuated the increased values of MDA and NO in the studied brain regions to non significant changes from the control (Figure 1). Reduced glutathione: In AlCl3-intoxicated rats, the GSH levels showed a significant increase in the cortex (+10.41%) and a significant decrease in both hippocampus (-27.03%) and striatum (-12.04%) as compared to control group. In the

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Essay

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    developmental hypothesis is yet to be tested between the basal ganglia and the cerebral cortex, and could likely lend insight to the symptoms we see in the ASDs. Striatum Anatomy, function, and connections of the striatum The striatum works in conjunction with the cortex to execute and control motor functions (Raz et al., 1995). The striatum is also crucial to higher order functioning, such as action planning, decision making, motivation and reward perception (Hollander et al., 2005). This structure

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