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A Study of the Effects of Cardiovascular Activity on the Processes of the Brain
The research article titled “Cardiovascular fitness, cortical plasticity, and aging” was an article written by many researchers in order to test a theory. In this experiment, the researchers attempted to find out how cardiovascular activity affected an adult’s brain activity in comparison to animals. They were trying to aff...
A Study of the Brain Processes Affected by Deafness and Aphasia
Introduction Deafness is an impairment suffered by a number of individuals that maybe hereditary, genetic, or the result of disease and environmental factors to name a few. It has become of great interest as to how such individuals communicate with each other and how the underlying neural circuitry have been shaped to acco...
The Signs, Symptoms and Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy
Introduction The peripheral nerves in human being link the brain and the spinal cord to other parts of the body. The nerves deliver signals on physical sensations to one’s brain (Devers & Galer, 2000, p. 207). Therefore, peripheral neuropathy is simply an injury that occurs on peripheral nerves causes by ranges of diseases...
The Role of the Central Nervous System
Our nervous system is tasked with receiving electrochemical signals from our Peripheral nervous system then sending them back to our Central nervous system. From that message that has been delivered to our Central nervous system, our actions take place depending on what calls for it through use of an effector organ. Being t...
The Use of Benzodiazepines for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders
Xanax, Gabazolamine-05, Niravam, Xanax XR are considered brand names of the drug Alprazolam which belongs to a group of drugs called Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines directly affect the central nervous system in order to have affects on patients that suffer from anxiety disorder, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depre...
The Characteristics, Effects, Triggers, and Treatment of Epilepsy, a Neurological Disease
Epilepsy is a neurological disease that causes a person to have reoccurring seizures. It can be controlled or uncontrolled, and it effects both men and women of all ages. A person can be born or later diagnosed with this chronic disease, and they are tested for epilepsy when they have two or more seizures. Epilepsy affects...
The Definition and Concepts of Mental Health
Introduction This essay will explore the subject and concepts of mental health. The theories and contexts of mental health and how these influence social work practice will be considered. A look at the evolution of mental health policy and its bearing on service provision within Australia will be reviewed. The mental healt...
The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex on Executive Functions
Introduction In the modern world of 2013, alcohol is all around us. It’s advertised in mass media, there are bars all over the cities, and even convenience stores carry the massively consumed substance. Humans and animals both struggle to handle the responsibilities and effects of alcohol, and it’s not uncommon for people...
A Research on the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Prion Disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is part of a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). Spongiform is used to describe the holes within the brain that are formed as a result of the disease and making the brain look like a sponge. Thus, Creutzfel...
The Negative Effects of Predictive Testing for Alzheimer's and Huntington's Disease on Human Emotions
Wiggins, S., White, P., Huggins, M., & Adam, S. (1992). The psychological consequences of predictive testing for Huntington’s Disease. The New England Journal of Medicine, 327(20), 1401-1405 In 1992, researchers were predicting that it would soon be possible to identify people who carried the gene for a chronic...