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  • Left Hemisphere Of The Brain
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    Right and Left Brain The article in which I chose to examine is called Right Brain, Left Brain: Fact and Fiction, written by Jarre Levy. Jarre Levy, a psychologist at the University of Chicago, has been at the forefront of scientists who are trying to dispel the notion that we have two separately functioning brains. In the past fifteen years or so there has been a lot of talk of left brain and right brain people. Levy's reason for writing this article was clearly to stop the misconceptions and s...
  • Two Hemispheres Of The Brain
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    Chad Stein PS 101 Dr. Rom 1. Gazzaniga, M.S. "One Brain or Two" Scientific American. 1967. Rpt. In Forty Studies That Changed Psychology. Ed. Roger R. Hock. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1995.2-11.2. This article dealt with experiments that showed the different functions of the right and left hemisphere of the brain. It also described the functions of the left and right hemisphere. "Your left brain is better at speaking, writing, mathematical calculations, and reading, and is the primary cent...
  • Left Brain Damage
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    Hemispheres of the Brain As I was reading the text I came upon a section that I thought to be quite fascinating. It talked about people who have a brain that functions like two different people inside of the brain. This is of course the Split-Brain Personality. As I studied this topic in more detail I found it to be quite broad and yet very detailed. I found that I needed a dictionary to be able to read all of the medical journals and books that are out there, to be able to understand what it wa...
  • More Reliable The Brain
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    Is the Brain Reliable? The definition of the word "reliable" according to the American Heritage Dictionary is the capability of being relied on and dependable. In my personal opinion, the brain is one of the most reliable pieces of equipment that I have ever encountered. The power of the brain and its capabilities are endless. The human brain possesses both validity and consistency, while at the same time processing thousands of pieces of data a second and relaying the data into select portions ...
  • Your Brain's Right And Left Side
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    Your brain has two sides. And each has a distinctly different way of looking at the world. Do you realize that in order for you to read this article, the two sides of your brain must do completely different things? The more we integrate those two sides, the more integrated we become as people. Integration not only increases our ability to solve problems more creatively, but to control physical maladies such as epilepsy and migrants, replace certain damaged brain functions and even learn to 'thin...
  • Narrow Focus
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    A Princeton researcher, Les Feh me (Brain / Mind Bulletin vol. 8, no. 9. May 1983), suggest we can optimize our overall performance in life by broadening our focus. Juggling is one excellent way to do that. He claims most people have a narrow focus, a lack of awareness of their own body sensations or emotions. This narrow focus can be very absorbing and useful, as when talking on the telephone, driving a motorcycle or getting a massage. It is as if nothing else exists except that. When learning ...
  • Your Brain's Right And Left Side
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    The brain is three pounds of tissue that are part of the nervous system. Itis one of the two basic parts and contains a bout 100 billion nerve cells. The g lilia is the cells that take care of the neuron cells and's allow cells to carry out all of the impulses and messages that they must send. It is divided in to parts that give you the ability to do everything from swimming to math and more. The brain has two hemispheres, which are mirror images of each other, the right and left. The cerebral c...
  • Percent Of The Musicians Without Perfect Pitch
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    Perfect Pitch Perfect Pitch is the ability to identify any musical note without comparison to a reference note, and is a talent displayed in a small amount of people. What causes it is a question which has attracted a lot of attention lately. Scientists are asking them selves if it is a learned ability or are we given this unique talent through our genes. MRI scans in test have shown an enlarged portion of the brain present in individuals gifted the ability of perfect pitch. Scientists have been...

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