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  • 5 Primates
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    Maren FortneyExam 1- short answer essay's 3/07/05 Anthropology 102 Exam 1.) Quadrapedalism- Using all four limbs to support the body during locomotion. The majority of quadrupedal primates are arboreal, such as the bearded saki, there are some terrestrial quadrupedal primates though, such as the savanna baboon. Typically, the limbs of terrestrial quadrupeds are of equal length. In arboreal quadrupeds forelimbs are shorter and may be 70-80% as long as the hind limbs. Brachiation- Arm swinging. An...
  • Types Of Touch Receptors
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    The skin contains numerous sensory receptors which receive information from the outside environment. The sensory receptors of the skin are concerned with at least five different senses: pain, heat, cold, touch, and pressure. The five are usually grouped together as the single sense of touch in the classification of the five senses of the whole human body. The sensory receptors vary greatly in terms of structure. For example, while pain receptors are simply unmyelinated terminal branches of neuro...
  • Brain Tumor
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    What You Need to Know about Brain Tumors This thorough article for consumers describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of brain tumors. Introduction Each year more than 17,000 people in the United States find out they have a brain tumor. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has written this booklet to help patients and their families and friends better understand brain tumors. We also hope others will read it to learn more about these tumors. This booklet describes the symptoms, diagnosis,...
  • Dolphins Brain
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    Life in the sea: the ways of a Dolphin The dolphin is a very playful and friendly animal. The exact population of dolphins is unknown, for they are found world- wide in many different waters. Food is often hard to find since fish tend to be distributed in ever- moving schools, making the dolphin have to search for its food. The dolphin is usually a very social animal that swims in-groups. The dolphin playful behavior serves as functions of communication, food, herding, defense, as well as just f...
  • Glur Receptor Proteins In The Brain
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    Rasmussen's Encephalitis The human immune system is an amazing system that is constantly on the alert protecting us from sicknesses. Thousands of white blood cells travel in our circulatory system destroying all foreign substances that could cause harm to our body or to any of the millions of processes going on inside. Now imagine a condition where this awesome system turns against the most complex organ in the human body, the brain. Deadly as it is, this condition is known as Rasmussen's enceph...
  • Most Important Parts Of The Brain
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    The Brain - Covering All Parts- INTRODUCTION The human body is divided into many different parts called organs. All of the parts are controlled by an organ called the brain, which is located in the head. The brain weighs about 2.75 pounds, and has a whitish-pink appearance. The brain is made up of many cells, and is the control centre of the body. The brain flashes messages out to all the other parts of the body. The messages travel in very fine threads called nerves. The nerves and the brain ma...
  • Blood Brain Barrier
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    The human body is divided into many different parts called organs. An organ called the brain, is the center of the nervous system and it is the center of all voluntary and involuntary activities. It is also responsible for other complexities such as thought, language, and emotion. The brain weighs merely three pounds in an adult but it contains thousands of millions of nerve cells that make up the nervous system. For years scientists have been studying the enigmas of the brain and still today, t...
  • Brain's Higher Mental Processes
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    Psychology - study of behavior and the mind Dualism - the mind is spiritual and the body is physical and they are connected the mind can't be studied Introspection - Wundt Observers report their reactions TO light, colors, and time perception Psychoanalysis - Freud's theory of personality and method of psychotherapy, both of which assume the importance of the unconscious process. Behaviorism - scientific study of observable behavior Cognition - the mental process thinking, knowing, and rememberi...
  • Being A Brain In A Vat
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    To understand what it truly means to be a brain in a vat one must understand the meaning of these words. The proper definition of "Vat" is a large vessel, tube, cistern, or barrel used to hold or store liquids. So essentially what it means to be a brain in a vat is to be a brain in a vessel with sustaining liquid and neural connections. Neural connections mean electronic or organic connections from your brain to a main frame. The main frame would most likely be a computer, but the connections wo...
  • 10 Body Systems
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    Body Systems There are 10 body systems, one of them is the Integumentary (skin). It is composed of hair, skin, nails, since receptions and oil glands. Its protect from outside, to regulate the body temperature, to make synthesis of hormones & chemicals and is used as a sense organ. Another one is the Skeletal System (bones). It is made of about 206 bones, that are divided in tho categories: axial bones (in the body by itself) bones (arms & legs). We have Joints too. Thei " re divided in Ball Soc...
  • Brain With Self Identity
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    The Problem of Personal Identity In the essay written by John Perry called 'Will Tommy Vladek Survive?' ; Perry presents a very controversial topic. In this story Tommy Vladek is considered brain dead but his body is still totally functional. There is another child in the story who has had an accident, and his body is completely destroyed. The child's body that is completely destroyed still has perfect brain function, and the doctors can put his brain into Tommy's body. Perry presents different ...
  • Corpses Body For 40 Days
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    Mummification is the form of embalming practiced by the ancient Egyptians. The mummification process changed over time from the Old Kingdom, when only kings could be mummified to the New Kingdom, in which everyone could be mummified. The entire process of mummification to be completed took 70 days. After a body was delivered to the per never, which is where the embalmers conducted their tasks. The first thing that was done was put the deceased on a slanted table. The first thing that needed to b...
  • Effect Of Npy Levels Within The Body
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    Why Do We Eat: New Insight into the Role of Brain Neurotransmitters Eating has taken its toll on people who live in the United States. One of the largest problems that people have is deciding how much to eat and what is healthy to eat. It was determined in the 1930's-1940's that the brain has a tremendous impact in controlling our eating habits. The main part of the brain, which controls this, is the hypothalamus. Basically, the hypothalamus measures different levels through out the body, especi...
  • Hard For The Lungs
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    Smoking has many effects on the body and tobacco companies have many ways to advertise but one major target group. In this paper I will tell how they do both. Smoking has effects on all parts of the body. We " ll start with the brain. Smoking impairs your ability to concentrate and to think straight. It also kills brain cells and decreases the amount of oxygen that goes to there. It also effects the heart, it tightens up the arteries and therefor makes the heart work harder, shortening the avera...
  • Your Jet Lag Symptoms
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    In the beginning of this busy ESL term, I had to go to Germany for my father's business. Unfortunately, although I had had bad jet lag for almost one week, I had to take exams with my drowsy brain. Most air travelers have jet lag when they take long exhausting flights. Jet lag causes difficulties in concentrating and thinking; however, you can avoid or minimize your jet lag symptoms easily by understanding the body systems, by controlling the light that comes into your eyes, and; believe it or n...
  • Part Of The Brain Stem
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    The Brain Can you image a hunk of pinkish-gray tissue the size of your hand that is controlling your entire body This organ in your body is called the brain. The brain is not the largest organ but is the most complex organ in your body. (Metos, 1990, p. 10) When you think of the brain do you think of the control center of movement, sleep, hunger, thirst, and virtually every other vital activity necessary to survive Or do you think of the brain as the organ that controls emotions including, hate,...
  • Numerous Types Of Brain Cancers The Glioblastoma
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    The Glioblastoma Cancer is an enormous problem across the world, infecting millions of people as well as wreaking havoc on their families. Any person can develop cancer virtually anywhere in their body and not know it until it is too late. Although of the cancers, brain cancer isn't the most common form, although a Glioblastoma is the most fatal. In the United States, fifteen to twenty people in 100,000 are said to develop brain cancer. (web) In 1994 my father was diagnosed with an Astrocytoma. ...
  • Daily Activity
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    The morning comes, and I know there is a long day ahead of me. School is the first duty I attend to which helps to develop my brain and to prepare me for the future. The other activity that I attend to daily, which allows me a break from the mental strains of school and learning, is that of personal self improvement through physical toils of weight lifting and exercise. One develops one's brain through school and study, but the brain is just one organ in the body. The gym and the resources it of...

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