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  • Ritalin Acts In The Brain
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    Ritalin May Trigger Long-Term Brain Cell Changes Kids all over the country take Ritalin to relieve symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The drugs use has dramatically increased since first appearing on the market in 1980. Now how many college students get restless and bored when certain teachers drone on and on in their lectures. Lets face it some people can not present the work in an interesting enough way to keep our attention. So are we all stricken with ADD? Doctors have alw...
  • Brain's State Closer To The Stimulus Frequency
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    Theory behind BrainWave Generator EEG and the brain's state EEG (Electroencephalography) technology is used to measure brain's electrical vibrations from the surface of the scalp. The resulting EEG pattern will contain frequency elements mainly below 30 Hz. The frequencies are categorized into four states as follows: State Frequency range Amplitude State of mind Delta 0.5 Hz - 4 Hz high (up to 200 uV) Deep sleep Theta 4 Hz - 8 Hz low (5 uV - 20 uV) Drowsiness (also first stage of sleep) Alpha 8 ...
  • Abuse Of Inhalants
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    What is huffing? The intentional breathing of gas or vapors with the purpose of reaching a high. What does huffing do to the brain? Changes the electrical activity of the brain. On a, (or EEG) the brain will show up as sharp impulses. What toxic effects and the "risks" that occur with this practice on the body. The brain: changes the electrical activity within the brain, possibly resulting in hallucinations and convulsions. Also the center of emotional behavior, is adversely affected during and ...
  • Inflammation Of Brain Cells
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    ENCEPHALITIS Encephalitis literally means an inflammation of the brain, but it usually refers to brain inflammation caused by a virus. It may also be called 'acute viral encephalitis or aseptic encephalitis'; . Encephalitis is an infectious disease of the Central Nervous System characterized by pathologic changes in both the gray and white matter of the spinal cord and brain. It may be due to specific disease entity such as rabies or an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus), or it may occur as a seq...
  • Political Scientist The Brain On Steven
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    The political scientist The brain on Steven Rose's desk is a greenish-yellowy- gray, suspended in clear fluid inside a Perspex case. It looks as if it is made of plastic, but it is a real human brain, smooth-surfaced, alien, and remote. It was given to Rose when he became professor of biology at the Open University in 1968, aged 30; it stays there now he has retired from administration and only does research. This single, disembodied brain fits neatly in the gap between his lives as a scientist ...
  • Brain's Status As The Privileged Identity System
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    Defining Life and Death A classical point of departure in defining Death, seems to be Life itself. Death is perceived either as a cessation of Life – or as a "transit zone', on the way to a continuation of Life by other means. While the former presents a disjunction, the latter is a continuum, Death being nothing but a corridor into another plane of existence (the hereafter). Another, logically more rigorous approach, would be to ask "Who is Dead' when Death occurs. In other words, an iden...

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