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brains

n. the person(s) in charge of thinking something through. John is not what I would call the brains of the gang.
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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 or brain 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.
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.
Brain 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 syndrome.
bank currently has about 130 MS brains in storage at the VA Wadsworth Hospital where it is based.
Partnerships include Applied Cognitive Engineering (ACE), Cogmed, Vigorous Mind, The Institute of HeartMath and the San Francisco Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), through which SharpBrains has been offering the popular Exercising Our Brains class.
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?