Across the nation, those born in the 20 years after World War II are popularizing everything from ``brain
-healthy'' foods to virtual brain
gyms in an effort to retain their cognitive edge and stave off dementia.
Schumann and Amaral used a computer-aided microscopic device to count neurons from representative sections of the amygdala in the preserved brains
of 9 males who had been diagnosed with autism and of 10 males who had no psychiatric or developmental disorders.
One person's idea actually causes another person to search their brains
for other related ideas (Gregory & Chapman 2002).
Sometimes, they were able to see brain
activity in other parts of their brains
activity in other people's brains
Question part one: That inhalants may change abusers' brains
so that the only way to feel pleasure is to continue inhaling.
Paul Thompson, a NIDA-sponsored researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, used Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to look inside the brains
of long-term methamphetamine abusers.
are geared to come up with something new.
When the software was used 100 minutes a day, five days a week for a number of weeks, fMRI scans showed that the "poor readers' brains
normalized during the course of the program," Gabrieli says.
studies promise and threaten to cut to the very core of our thinking, our feeling, our personality.
Using a brain
-imaging machine called SPECT, researcher Andrew Newberg of the University of Pennsylvania has found that during Buddhist meditation and other forms of religious contemplation, a sector of the brain
becomes calmed, a phenomenon that translates the sensory experiences of contemplation into a feeling of merging with God or the universe, Newsweek reports.
998-1001) divide the psychological sequelae of rubella infection into 2 major categories: reactive behavior disorder; and chronic brain
bank currently has about 130 MS brains
in storage at the VA Wadsworth Hospital where it is based.
The disease's progressive, debilitating effects result from the slow but inexorable die-out of nerve cells in a region of the central brain
called the substantia nigra.
Wrap up the lesson by discussing the following questions: Could spreading the news about how dramatically methamphetamine affects brain
structure, memory skills, and motor skills help cut down the number of new users?