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Brain tumor research has improved exceedingly, therefore, if John Gunther’s son was alive today, he most likely could have been successfully treated or cured of his brain tumor without the struggle of a death sentence. There are two main categories of brain tumors as to the seriousness; Malignant, and Benign. A Malignant tumor can grow and spread aggressively, and overpower other healthy cells by taking their space, blood, and nutrients. A Benign tumor is less serious than a Malignant, however, it can still cause many problems in the brain by pressing on nearby tissue. They are typically slow growing and rarely spread to other parts of the body.
This surgically implanted electronic device can provide a prosthetic substitute for hearing in deaf individuals. While everyone can agree this device has changed the way the world views deafness, opinions differ on whether this change is for the better or for the worse. The argument over cochlear implants raises the question should deafness be considered a fixable defect or embraced as part of the deaf community? To some it would seem that cochlear implants are a threat to the deaf community by taking away their culture, however, many others, including myself, see cochlear implants as a medical advancement that can benefit many deaf individuals by giving them opportunities that may not have elsewise. How Cochlear Implants Work To understand the controversy on cochlear implants, you must first understand how the hearing process works.
There is no standardized criteria for accepting or rejecting a candidate, but they often need to meet audiological, medical, and psychological criteria. As with all surgeries, there is some degree of risk, but because of the anatomical location being so close to the brain, these risks are much greater. Even though the cochlear implant may be suitable for more deaf
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Because the technology used to create designer babies is so recent it is unsure whether genetically altering the babies will effect the gene pool. This can cause problems later on in the baby's family tree. Some genes have more than one function. For example the gene that's in charge of intellect could also control anger, so you would have a very smart but very irritable child. Because geneticists cannot 100% evaluate every gene it is almost positive that mistakes will be made.
Although it would be unrealistic to believe that advertising companies will entirely discontinue to aim commercials towards children, it is absolutely realistic to expect them to market in a more responsible and ethical manner. Furthermore, due to the fact that many companies have not been very proactive in regards to this issue, it is important that parents and other significant influences work hard to protect children from marketing ploys.
Considering all of these factors, it is difficult, and potentially ludicrous, to deny them the right to identify as a culture. Therefore, the debate of whether deafness should be considered a culture or a disability can be more easily resolved. However, the issue regarding cochlear implants still remains. Establishing the right of Deaf parents to bring up Deaf children will not be enough to protect Deaf culture from the corrosive influence of cochlear implant technology (Sparrow, 2005). Even though the continuing of this culture relies on what cochlear implants seek to end, it does not give them the right to completely oppose this procedure for anyone who pursues it.
However the children diagnosed correctly with ADHD may not respond to medication. Time in psychology states that in order to recognize time, attention is a key feature. Time duration is also important, as attention spans can only last so long. ADHD children already suffer from inattention; therefore it would seem their sense of time is skewed at high levels. Several studies will be sorted through to come to a final conclusion to find out whether or not this is the only reason why their sense of time is not the same of normally developed children.
Although spatial reasoning is important for generating and theorising solutions to problems, this alone does not mean that listening to Mozart’s music will make babies, or anyone smarter. Don Campbell (n.d.), from the Mozart Effect Resource Centre, claims that studies show that classical music has a strong effect on the intellectual development of children from the youngest of ages. Due to the inconsistency between the mixed reviews of research and Campbell’s claim, it is essential to look deeper into the research done on this topic to discover whether Campbell’s claim is accurate. To be selected for analysis in this review, the research must have been of great relevance to the topic, show a strong trend in the results, have a clearly structured argument and be considerably authoritative and credible; such that it has respected author/s. Three aspects of this topic will be discussed throughout this report to analyse why the Mozart Effect is being misrepresented.