Cerebrum Essays

Left Brain Vs Right Brain_ Implications of Learning

A left-brain dominant person’s attributes are different than that of a right-brained person. This difference causes these two groups to have different learning styles. A left-brain dominant tends to be better at spelling and math. This is because this person can see all of the pieces. A right- brain dominant person tends be better at writing, biology, and other hands on subjects. A left-brain dominant person can understand lectures. A right-brain dominant person does better at hand on activities. It…

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Dementia Care

Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected (damaged) by certain diseases and conditions (e.g. a stroke), including Alzheimer’s disease. As this is a progressive disease, symptoms can be slowed down, but not cured and will always, gradually get worse. Regardless of the cause of the dementia, as it is the brain cells that are dying, some of the person’s abilities and functions of day to day life will progressively become more…

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Anatomy Week Three Worksheet

1. Describe why humans have a blind spot: a. Humans have a blind spot because the spot that the axons meet to form the optic nerve does not have any sensor cells. 2. Describe the functional and anatomical differences between rods and cones: a. Rods: Respond to faint light and are more abundant in the periphery of the eye. Cylindrical shape, similar to a welding rod. b. Cones: Responsible for color vision, provide roughly 90% of input to the brain,…

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The Left Brain Vs. the Right Brain

A question that has commonly been asked amongst this generation, are you a right brained thinker or left brained thinker? It has been more and more about in the past half a century for psychologists. Our daily actions and thoughts revolve around our brains and the obvious vital function it does for our bodies. You may be very shocked at the idea that this is only a theory amongst scientists and that our brains far surpass many so called suggestions…

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Mirror Neurons

The sight of a stranger’s foot getting hammered induces an instant surge of sympathy within us. Watching a friend nauseate after eating something repulsive quickly causes our own stomachs to turn. This ability to understand and relate to another individual’s internal state has provided great motivation for research. One source of explanation arose from research on mirror neurons-which fire both during execution and observation of a behaviour (Rizzollati & Arbib, 1998). This particular class of neurons plays a crucial function…

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Spatial Learning

After debating more of what my paper should be about I decided to look into how it might be important. Then I recalled taking these test to see what types of learners we were freshman year. After a bit of research I discovered what the different types of learning were in this article. In total there are seven learning styles. The focus for my research paper will probably be spatial (visual) learners. These are people who like to use pictures…

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Left Brain Vs Right Brain Learning Styles

People learn in many different ways, but do you ever wonder why that is. Why are we so different and learn so differently? The brain is the answer to that question. The brain gives us what we need to determine what and who we are as people. Because of the human brain’s complexity, professors and teachers are starting to see that one way of teaching is not always the best way from everyone. “Each child processes new information in ways…

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Cerebrum and Dementia Care

Unit-1, Q1. Explain what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ Unit-1, Q2. Describe how dementia can affect a person if the following areas of the brain are damaged by dementia Frontal lobe: Parietal lobe: Temporal lobe: Occipital lobe: Cerebellum: Unit-1, Q3.Explain why the following may be mistaken for dementia a) depression b) delirium c) age related memory impairment Unit-1, Q4. Give an outline of the following models of dementia a) The medical model of dementia b) The social model of…

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