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Nintendo's Brain Age video game, for instance, offers math-and-word challenges, while California-based Web sites such as MyBrainTrainer.
Although previous research had suggested that wayward amygdala development contributes to autism, the new investigation shows for the first time that the disorder features low numbers of neurons in that part of the brain, say neuroscientists Cynthia M.
In the best-seller, Sit & Get Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain, I describe the worst presentation that I ever attended.
1997), and it is increasingly evident that ETS affects the developing brain and cardiovascular system (Eskenazi and Trupin 1995; Hutchison et al.
In particular, by watching activity in a brain scan, people can train their brains to process pain differently and reduce the amount of pain that they feel.
Students use scientific data to draw conclusions about the effects of toluene (a toxic component of many inhalants) on brain chemistry, behavior, and motor activity; students learn that the chemicals in inhalant vapors can lead to addiction.
Criminal violence, for example, might be excused as a consequence of low levels of serotonin or monoamine oxidase in the brain.
Taira and presented at this meeting showed that subjects with a deeper brand affinity to a product or label had higher levels of activity in brain regions strongly associated with emotion when exposed to their choice brands.
Children with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have an acquired open or closed injury to the brain from an external physical force that results in a functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, that adversely affects educational performance.
Ninety percent of what scientists know about the brain has been discovered in the past decade, and the technology continues to change.
In regard to the current debate about the ethics of organ donation, it is interesting to note what a review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, March 20, 2001, had to say; in the article "Bioethics for Clinicians: 24 brain death," Dr.
Any possibility of conflict between personal privacy and the development of technology for brain investigations is an extremely important concept in a free society, and we must take it very seriously and examine it carefully.
SPECT also scanned a group of Franciscan sisters at prayer and found they, too, experienced a calming of this "orientation area" of the brain, which gave them a "tangible sense of proximity to and merging with God.
Although the overall incidence of traumatic brain injury is difficult to determine, perhaps as many as 7-10 million new cases of traumatic brain injury are reported each year (Berker, 1996: Conboy, Barth, & Boll, 1986).