Brain structures involved in memory
By: Alan Sullivan
Introduction This discussion explores components of the memory system. Components of the brain involved with memory include the cerebral cortex, amygdala, hippocampus, cerebellum, and basal ganglia. Types of memory are presented including short and long term, working, procedural, declarative, emotional, and motor memory abilities. This...
Do Humans use only 10 Percent of their Brain
By: Jon Coe
The human brain is an incredible organism, if only we could learn to use it properly. Right now, the human brain is like one of those fancy computerized gadgets that we buy at an electronics store. We take it home, the instructions look like coordinates...
Does weight loss surgery pose as a cop out from dealing with weight issues naturally?
By: Jennie Svogar
Throughout the world, people have been struggling with the onslaught of a disease, one that kills in months, years, or decades, with no real indication of a prognosis once the disease is discovered in a person. There are many different treatments for the disease, but...
By: Barbara Kasey Smith
In a new scientific study, researchers present astonishing new evidence that man's best friend, the dog, may have the capacity to contribute to the process of early cancer detection.The study which was supposed to have be published in the March 2006 issue of the...
By: Christine G.
It is possible that viruses existed even before the first cellular organisms were formed. These tiny organisms are not based on cellular structures. They have a central core of a single or double strand of either DNA or RNA, covered in a protective coat of...
By: Kyra Story
If Christopher Reeve, a.k.a. Superman, would be alive today, he would be ecstatic about the newest research results from the world of neuroscience. A promising new study gives new hope to spinal injury patients suffering from paralysis, a hope to one day be...
Exploring the possible link between ear size and intelligence
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
There are times when I'm exploring the topics here at Helium when I run across something that really makes me scratch my head in astonished wonder. This is one of those topics.Before I get snippy in dealing with this "issue", let me make one...
By: Rachel Bell - 398825
"Cloning." When most people hear this term they think of some science fiction book or movie where scientists clone a human successfully. When I first started looking up information about cloning, topics came up about Star Wars and other science fiction movies that have...
Understanding skin, its roles and functions
By: Tarek Musslimani
The skin is the outermost layer covering the body surface. It is composed of two main layers, on is called the epidermis, which is the outermost covering of the skin. Deep to it is the dermis layer, which is a connective tissue that contains blood...
Facts about the human brain
By: Steve Lussing
I'D RATHER HAVE A BOTTLE IN FRONT OF ME THAN A FRONTAL LOBOTOMYAn MRI study conducted by American researchers on 1,839 people who were categorized as abstainers, light drinkers, moderate drinkers, and heavy drinkers revealed that brain volume decreased with alcohol consumption. The decrease...

 

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