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Hernando Cortez

- Hernando Cortez was one of the bravest military leaders of all time. Born in Medellin, Spain, he was a Spanish Conquistador who conquered most of Central America. He explored to find riches and conquered by being observant of the natives. As a result, with a small army, he conquered the Aztec Empire. In 1519, Cortez explored the Yucatan coastline. Landing in Tabasco, Cortez captured the natives. These natives wore bright colored clothing. Although, Tabasco people possessed little of value, they told Cortez of the great treasures of the Aztec Empire....   [tags: Biography]

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Hernando Cortez

- Hernando Cortez was one of the bravest military leaders of all time. Born in Medellin, Spain, he was a Spanish Conquistador who conquered most of Central America. He also gave Spain three-hundred years of control over Mexico. Cortez started exploring in the early 1500’s. He explored to find riches and conquered by being observant of the natives. With a small army, he conquered the Aztec Empire. Cortez went to the university in Salamanca, Spain. He attended the university to study Latin and Law....   [tags: Biography ]

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The Exploration of Hernando de Soto

- The Exploration of Hernando de Soto In 1539 Hernando de Soto and five hundred adventurers began on a journey of exploration that would take 4 years and would travel through 10 states in the southeast United States. His goal was to discover a source of wealth, preferably gold, and around his mines establish a settlement. During his travels through La Florida he encountered numerous groups of native peoples, making friends of some and enemies of others. His expedition was not the first in La Florida; however, it was the most extensive....   [tags: American America History]

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Hernando Cortes Conquered Mexico

- Hernando Cortes was one of the bravest military leaders of all time. Born in Medellin, Spain, he was a Spanish Conquistador who conquered most of Central America. He also gave Spain three-hundred years of control over Mexico. Cortes started exploring in the early 1500’s. He explored to find riches and conquered by being observant of the natives. With a small army, he conquered the Aztec Empire. Cortes went to the university in Salamanca, Spain. He attended the university to study Latin and Law. Unfortunately, Cortes completed only two years of school....   [tags: Hernando Cortes, Mexico,]

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Are Bernal Diaz’s Accounts of Cortez's Mission Accurate

- ... Diaz’s account is more believable because the objective tone of his account compared to the others. That was noticeable when he describes the events with many details without his emotions. Even, it is difficult to recognize his opinion about the event. For example, when he said “he placed it round the neck of the Great Montezuma and when he had so placed it he was going to embrace him, and those great Princes who accompanied Montezuma held back Cortés by the arm so that he should not embrace him, for they considered it an indignity” (Diaz, P....   [tags: aztecs, letter, indians]

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Hernando De Soto and the Mississippian Culture

- The Mississippian culture was a mound building culture that flourished between 800 CE and 1500 CE. They were present in a territory that extended from the Appalachian Mountains, to the Mississippi River. The Mississippian culture first began to develop in the Mississippi River Valley. Many cultural traits are recognized as being a characteristic of the Mississippian culture. Although not every tribe practiced every trait considered to be Mississippian, they were discrete from their ancestors with the taking on of some, or all of these traits....   [tags: History, Native Culture]

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Cartas de Batalla de Hernando Valencia Villa

- Hernando Valencia Villa es un jurista Colombiano graduado como Doctor en Ciencias Jurídicas de la Universidad de Yale. Allí comenzó con un largo camino en su carrera profesional obteniendo títulos como experto en Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos y los Conflictos Armados, también obtuvo el título de experto en Justicia Penal Internacional y Justicia Transicional. A nivel nacional fue fundador y miembro de la Asamblea de la Comisión Colombiana de Juristas, ha ocupado cargos jurídicos en instituciones internacionales como la OEA y la UNESCO sin dejar de lado la vocación de docente siéndolo en diferentes universidades....   [tags: reseña crítica, historia de Colombia]

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Similarities and Differences in Shirley Johnson's The Lottery and Hernando Tellez' "Just Lather, That's All"

- The short stories “The Lottery” by Shirley Johnson and “Just lather, that’s all” by Hernando Tellez both portray similar situations even though they are two entirely different stories. The two stories both illustrate human feelings and behaviors mostly in reference to fear, violence, unfairness and pride. These two stories, even though they have some things in common, still have some differences and represent some ideas in different fashions. The similarities and differences between these stories have been critically reviewed and will be discussed in the essay. The two stories are both centered on a particular person in the story....   [tags: the lottery, just lather that's all]

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The Sniper by Liam O´Flaherty and Just Lather, That´s All by Hernando Tellez

- Murder is a reprobate action that is an inevitable part of war. It forces humans into immoral acts, which can manifest in the forms such as shooting or close combat. The life of a soldier is ultimately decided from the killer, whether or not he follows through with his actions. In the short stories The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty and Just Lather, That's All by Hernando Téllez, the killer must decide the fate of their victims under circumstantial constraints. The two story explore the difference between killing at a close proximity compared to killing at a distance, and how they affect the killer's final decision....   [tags: murder, life, death, killing, conscience]

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Hernan Cortes and the Governorship of Mexico

- Hernan Cortes was born at Medellin in Spain in the year 1485 and eventually became one of the great Governors of Mexico City. It all started in 1518 when the Governor of Cuba (Diego Velazquez) placed him in charge of an expedition to explore Mexico for colonization. In February, 1519, Cortes was about to set sail when Velazquez changed his mind at tried to replace him; however Cortes in an act of mutiny pushed forward anyway. In March of 1519, Cortes claimed the land for the Spanish Crown (Charles V)....   [tags: Hernan Cortes, Government, Mexico, ]

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The Black Legend and White Legend: Relationship Between the Spanish and Indians in the New World

- The Black Legend and White Legend: Relationship Between the Spanish and Indians in the New World The Spanish-Indian relationship can be defined in many ways. One definition used is through the Black Legend and the White Legend. The interpretation of the Black Legend can depend on whom you are talking to. The Black Legend speaks of the Spaniards abusing the Indians and being guilty of much more misconduct than history has ever recorded. The White Legend speaks of how the Spaniards benefitted the Indian society by building communities, hospitals and spreading the Word of God....   [tags: American America History]

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The New World and Spanish Conquistadors

- In the 1500s Spanish Conquistadors traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World and conquered its native people. Though these early exploration Spain was able to acquire vast territory and wealth.There were many conquistadors in this time period, one of the more well known conquistadors was Francisco Pizarro. Francisco Pizarro helped spread the Spanish language and culture to Peru and many other countries. The Age of Exploration is a time period between the 15th century and the 17th century....   [tags: exploration, territory, diseases]

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Divinely Chosen To Rule Everything

- When observing the backside of a dollar bill, one cannot help but to notice the classic statement of, “In God We Trust”; this statement embodies the core of American beliefs for all the wrong reasons. This statement was not a proclamation of faith in the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, instead it was a statement utilized to plague on the emotions of man by subjugating them under a false ideology of superior and inferior races that were ordained by God himself. It was a slogan used to back their own selfish desires, greed, and hatred towards their neighbors and their neighbor’s belongings....   [tags: American History, White Supremacy]

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Symbolism And Significance Of Atzlan

- Atzlán It 's Symbolism and Significance I. Introduction The concept of Atzlán represents a belief, a symbol, a rallying cry, a declaration of autonomy, a nation, a journey 's end and a homeland. Perhaps it is more myth than fact. Nevertheless, its importance cannot not be overstated or underestimated. It is representative of the Chicano/a culture and its origins. Atzlán is the spiritual epicenter and ancestral home to fifty-four billion individuals whose Latino heritage defines them. Atzlán’s importance in literary and visual arts continues to be a focal point for Chicano/a artists and authors....   [tags: Aztec, Mexico City, Mexico, Nahuatl]

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The Anatomy Of The Cortex

- ... Although the parietal lobe can help us create and understand a magnificent amount of sensory input damage and disease can cause serious deficits. Damage to this lobe can cause personality changes, behavior changes, and Aphasia. Aphasia is a condition where a person with parietal lobe damage has trouble pronouncing words or recognizing languages. Also someone experiencing damage of this lobe would have the same difficulty with numbers makes them mathematically challenged. Other conditions that would affect this lobe are Gerstmann 's syndrome; it occurs when lesions appear on the dominant portion of the lobe....   [tags: Cerebrum, Frontal lobe, Cerebral cortex, Brain]

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Smallpox: Still Highly Dangerous

- Among biological weapons, smallpox is by far the bad boy of them all. “When the Hernando Cortez arrived in America infecting the Aztec Indian communities in 1520 AD, 35 million Aztecs died during the following two year. In the United States in 1763, Colonel Henry Bouchet gave smallpox-infected blankets to the Native Americans during Pontiac’s Rebellion, killing thousands; Sir Jeffrey Amherst, Commander of the British forces in North America, used the same technique in New England with the same results,” [Bromley, Sutton 4, (p....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]

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Sandra Cisneros's “Never Marry a Mexican”

- Sandra Cisneros’s short story “Never Marry a Mexican” deals heavily with the concept of myth in literature, more specifically the myth La Malinche, which focuses on women, and how their lives are spun in the shadows on men (Fitts). Myths help power some of the beliefs of entire cultures or civilizations. She gives the reader the mind of a Mexican-American woman who seems traitorous to her friends, family and people she is close to. This causes destruction in her path in the form of love, power, heartbreak, hatred, and an intent to do harm to another, which are themes of myth in literature....   [tags: Mexicans, Cisneros, myths]

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Health Aspects Of Cocoa

- Thesis: The development and distribution of cocoa has had a positive effect on today's society because of it's active role in daily health.I. History of CocoaA. Kakahutal Mayan and Aztec CultureB. Introduction to EuropeC. Cocoa PressII. Mental and Physical HealthA. MigrainesB. Cholesterol1. Stearic Acid2. Oleic Acid3. FlavonoidsC. Premenstrual SyndromeD. Kidney StonesE. Chemical Craving Theories1. Theobromine2. Phenylithylamine3. EndorphinsChocolate, one America's top industry's. We produce more chocolate and chocolate products than any other country, over 2.9 billion pounds a year....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Impact of Expectations Upon Marco Polo and Hernan Cortes

- Human history is filled with the names of bold explorers who ventured into the great unknown, only to come out basked in glory as some of the great heroes of their day. Among the grandest are Marco Polo, who provided little known information about the Far East to Europeans, and Hernan Cortes, the great Spanish conquistador who is given credit for the defeat of the Mexica Empire. These two famous explorers are also ideal case studies to analyze the influence of expectations, interests, and of reality on the accounts of the places and people that these men encountered during their voyages....   [tags: Hernan Cortes, Marco Polo]

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How Mercantilism Helped to Shape the American Nation

- How Mercantilism Helped to Shape the American Nation In the Middle Ages, the definition of wealth was based on the amount of productive land. According to this definition, France was the wealthiest and therefore the most powerful of the European nations. During the sixteenth century the definition of wealth began to change. As the ability to conduct profitable foreign trade increased, so did the amount of cash. Thus, the new definition of wealth came to mean the gain of cash or specie. Specie included gold, silver, or bullion....   [tags: American America History]

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The American Dream in Three Historical Films

- In a small, flat world, society exists only within itself. The people preoccupied in their own universe simply cannot fathom a world outside their own. Some historians cite the first gleam of a true "American Dream" didn't surface until the first colonization. However, in three historical films, recreations of very early distinctions in the very first American dreams are exposed for their accuracies and their faults. The spirits that voyaged onward, heading for a land of riches and freedom, had many characteristics in common....   [tags: Essay on the American Dream]

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Europeans vs. Native Americans

- One huge shift in history happened around the late 1400’s when a slightly well known man by the name of Christopher Columbus came across what is now known as North America. Columbus actually thought he had found a new and shorter route to the West Indies. When this was announced, the news spread like wildfire and it was not soon after that, other countries began to send their own explorers. It was a bright and positive time when leaders wanted to claim new land for their country. But, what of the people that were already settled in America where Columbus had been so quick to claim for Spain....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Francisco Pizarro

- Francisco Pizarro was a conquistador born in Trujillo, Spain in about 1471. His father, Gonzalo Pizarro, was an infantry captain and he taught Francisco how to fight at an early age. Francisco Pizarro never learned to read and write but he was full of adventure. Pizarro sailed to the new world on November 10, 1509. He was part of many expeditions in the new world including one with Balboa. Pizarro fought against many hostile tribes in Panama and when news of Hernando Cortez’ success in Mexico reached Pizarro, he set off to South America in hope of gold....   [tags: Conquistador from Spain]

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Florida Conquistadors

- The New World A land where people could prosper. A land with plenty of opportunity for quick advancement in the Spanish military and diplomatic careers. Coming to the end of the fifteenth century; there were thousands of daring men and women who would be crossing the ocean to conquer just within a few centuries what had taken the Indians thousands to years to inhabit. The discovery of Gold in Mexico and Peru caused many Spanish men to join the army; Leading a successful colonial mission could get them the funds to build a castle instead of the younger sons of the nobility inheriting a small part of the family estate....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Prefrontal Cortex and Decision-Making

- According to Price, Rosenbloom, & Schmahmann (2012) “The importance of this cognitive process is evidenced by the fact that approximately 40% of deaths results from decision-making deficits at the most basic level of self-regulation” (p. 266). Through my chosen articles I found that the Prefrontal Cortex is the major portion of the brain that is responsible for decision-making. To understand the decision-making process better the prefrontal Cortex can be divided into three regions: the Orbitofrontal Cortex, the Anterior Cingulate Cortex, and the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex....   [tags: cognitive process, brain functioning]

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Medial Prefrontal Cortex ( Mpfc )

- Medial Prefrontal Cortex (MPFC) The medial prefrontal cortex which is commonly referred to as the anterior cingulate cortex and expresses high activity when a person is presented with a series of “people orientated” facts. In tests where subjects are read a description of a person or a story involving internal senses, the MPFC had a very high response versus the more thought provoking tests where little to no activity was recorded (Saxe et al., 2009). In 1995, the trust game had been developed by three researchers Berg, Dickhaut, and McCabe, a valued tool in activating the MPFC (Moss, 2011)....   [tags: Brain, Cerebrum, Mind, Theory of mind]

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The Greatest Accomplishment : Columbus, Cortes, And Pizarro

- We first start by looking at the individuals who participated in the conquest, primarily Columbus, Cortes, and Pizarro. We often place these people on pedestals so to speak and admire what they were able to accomplish. However, when we delve into it all, Restall notes that in many cases, in particular Columbus, we realize that his greatest accomplishment, supposedly “discovering the New World,” was an accident. “In fact, the most exceptional thing about Columbus’ geographical vision was that it was wrong....   [tags: Spain, Spanish colonization of the Americas]

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The Temporal Cortex

- The Temporal Cortex The temporal cortex, also known as the temporal lobes, is the part of the verbal cortex in the left and right hemispheres of the brain lying inside the temples. In general the temporal lobes handle a wide variety of task that are essential to every day functioning. Patient him/herself The temporal lobes are readily recognizable brain structures with a thumb like appearance when viewed from the side. Their name reflects their location beneath the temporal bone on the side of the head....   [tags: Brain Neurology Essays]

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Hernan Cortes Advertsing

- This project is about a historical spokesperson advertising a product from today. There are drawbacks if there’s a pitch person from today that advertises. One drawback is that if the pitch person does something bad, less people will buy the product. An example of this drawback, is when it was rumored that Lance Armstrong was using drugs like steroids so Nike didn't want him to advertise for them anymore. The drawbacks about it is that both, the company and Lance Armstrong lost money. Benefits of having a historical pitch person as an advertiser is that they won't ruin their reputation since they aren't alive anymore....   [tags: historical spokesperson advertising modern product]

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The Mexica Empire against Hernan Cortes

- ... Also, Cortes made sure his army fought in regiments with back up units. This set up would be a stark contrast to the individual fighting style the natives would stick to and with no sense of control or cohesiveness the conquistadors were able to run them down like it was nothing. Armor was another huge advantage the Aztecs had to try to counter. Their projectiles would fail against the steel and obsidian was considerably weaker than steel. Another major advantage that the Spanish had over the Aztecs was that they had armor....   [tags: the conquest of America]

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Lesions of the Prefrontal Cortex

- Lesions of the Prefrontal Cortex The prefrontal cortex is involved in a wide variety of functions. It is known as the area of the brain which has “executive control”, taking input from other areas of the brain and combining and applying those functions (Kalat 2004). Lesions to the prefrontal area can greatly impair overt behavior of an inflicted individual. These deficits are dependent upon the severity of the lesion and the specific region of the prefrontal cortex in which the lesion resides (ventrolateral, dorsolateral, orbitofrontal, and anterior prefrontal)(Eslinger 2003)....   [tags: Neurology Health Medical Essays]

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Hernan Cortes - Reasons for Success

- Hernan Cortes - Reasons for Success Why was Cortes with 508 soldiers able to conquer the Aztec Empire with millions of people. Cortes was able to conquer the Aztecs for several very different reasons. In combination these reasons allowed him to have the upper hand in the conquest of Mexico. Arguably these reasons can be sorted into six different categories. The various causes for Cortes' success will be assessed in a climax pattern. To begin with the Aztecs had a harsh tribute system that was not popular among the people of Mexico....   [tags: American America History]

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Hernan Cortes: A Man On A Mission

- Hernan Cortes First to start out, we should get some facts straight. A conquistador is basically a Spanish conqueror. Their main goals were to search for gold and other riches from the Caribbean and draw them back to the mainland. The absolute most important conquistador in all of history is Hernan Cortes. From the foothills of Barcelona in Spain, a man came to be. Full of strength, honor, wisdom, and courage, this man was named Hernan Cortes. He, as the Spaniards would say, was a god among men....   [tags: Biography]

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Prefrontal Cortex

- Prefrontal Cortex The prefrontal cortex is the most anterior portion of the frontal lobe. It responds mostly to stimuli signaling the need for movement, however it is also responsible for many other specialized functions. It receives information from all sensory systems and can integrate a large amount of information (Kalat 2004). Studies have shown that the prefrontal cortex is responsible for working memory. Working memory is defined as "the information that is currently available in memory for working on a problem" (Anderson 2005)....   [tags: Neurology Brain Medical Essays]

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Cortes : The Two Face

- Cortes: The Two Face Don Fernando Cortes was either a misguided religious extremist on a quest to serve his earthly king and immortal god or simply an entrepreneur who wished to achieve great status, power and wealth. Cortes is in love with the idea of conquering new worlds in the name of God to convert their heathen inhabitants into righteous followers of Jesus. The problem is that Cortes is also in love with himself and the future power that he might one day hold. Cortes is largely a hypocrite and shows that very much through his actions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Hernan Cortes was born in Medellin, Extre Madura in 1485. Hernan was only a petite 5’ 4'; but he made up for his height disadvantage with courage and determination. Cortes studied law in Spain but then he decided to come over to the Americas. Upon his arrival he joined force with velazquez to conquer Cuba. They did and in 1511 he became the mayor of Cuba. Cortes in 1519 persuaded Velaquez (governor) to allow an expedition to Mexico. Velazquez was skeptical but approved the trip anyway....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hernan Cortes

- Hernan Cortes was born in 1485 in a town called Medellin in Extremadura. It talks about little of his child hood and little about his young life except that he studied law at the University of Salamanca. His law school years were cut short in 1501 when he decided to try his luck in the New World. He sailed from Santo Domingo in the Spring of 1504. After he had got there in 1511 he joined he Spanish Soldier and Administrator Diego Velasquez in the conquest of Cuba, and there he became alcalde or mayor of Santiago de Cuba....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hernan Cortes

- Hernan Cortes Myths are "hangups from way back":[1] false or highly inaccurate beliefs that are taken at face value. One collection of myths which has exercised a powerful grip on the minds of many, and contributed to feelings of inferiority on the part of large numbers of "pure" or "mixed" descendants of Native Americans in the region of northern Mesoamerica,2 has to do with the conquest of the "Aztec Empire" by HernanCortes and his followers in the early sixteenth century. This paper attempts to shatter one of these myths; namely, that Cortes was an extraordinarily brave and intelligent individual who accomplished an almost miraculous feat....   [tags: Spain Aztec Papers]

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Montezuma and The Tragic Night

- Montezuma, the famed Aztec emperor, inherited the Aztec kingdom from his father, Axayacatl, in 1502 A.D. No one knew it then, but Montezuma, also known as Moctezuma and “huey tlatoani” meaning “he who speaks for the people” or “Great Speaker,” (Benson, Sonia G. Montezuma II) would lead them through a golden age for the 17 years that preceded the end of the empire. One of the first things Montezuma did as emperor was start a bureaucracy. He created provinces, which are territories similar to states, that paid the capital city, which was at that time Tenochtitlan....   [tags: hernan cortes, hispaniola, death]

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Prefrontal Cortex Lesions from Neurosurgeon and Patient Perspective

- Prefrontal Cortex Lesions from Neurosurgeon and Patient Perspective In this paper, I will discuss lesions of the prefrontal cortex from the perspective of the practice of neurosurgery (in particular, the sub-field of psychosurgery) and then I will consider some studies that look at the implications of lesions to the prefrontal cortex to the brain and behavior, from the perspective of the patient with the lesion. Initially, I will start with the history and explanation of psychosurgery....   [tags: Surgery Surgical Health Essays]

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Biography of Hernan Cortes

- Hernán Cortés was born in the city of Medellí, Spain in 1485. Medellí is in the Badajoz province of Spain. The Badajoz province is known for being the largest province in size in Spain and has 134 municipalities. Cortés was born to Martín Cortés de Monroy and Catalina Pizarro Altamirano. His parents were not of a high class, so he had to go to school to get an education to bring home money. At the age of sixteen, Hernán was tired of going to school and came back, which upsetted his parents greatly....   [tags: hispaniola, spain, natives]

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Relationship Between Language And The Structure And Functioning Of The Brain

- ... (PPT) The left hemisphere is where many assumptions were made one being Penfield and Roberts and they estimated that 98 percent of the populations language centers are. “The left hemisphere is where you obtain your reading, speaking, analytical reasoning, and arithmetic. The right hemisphere is said to be where we obtain our facial recognition, spatial task and music”. (PPT) Now even though one side compliments the other we all have a dominant side that helps us separate ourselves from others....   [tags: Cerebral cortex, Brain, Premotor cortex, Language]

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The Controller of Humans: The Brain

- ... The cortex responsible for coordination of planning, control, and executing voluntary movements is the motor cortex. Motor areas are located in both hemispheres meaning it is located in between. The motor cortex of the left hemisphere control right side of the body. The motor cortexes of the right hemisphere control the left side of the body. Three parts make up the motor cortex. Which are the primary motor cortex, the premotor cortex, and the supplementary motor area (The Motor Cortex. (n.d.))....   [tags: lobes, sections, cortex, areas]

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The Brain And The Nervous System

- The human body is compiled with different parts called organs. It is all controlled and monitor by one main big organ called the brain. The brain is located in the head and weighs about 2.75 pounds. It has a whitish pink apprecence/ color. It 's made up of many cells and is basically the control center of the body. The brain sends out messages to the organs of your body telling them what to do and when to do it. The message format it sends in are in very fine threads called nerves. The nerves and the brain make up the nervous system....   [tags: Cerebrum, Brain, Cerebral cortex]

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Music Triggers Parts of the Brain

- Music triggers various parts of the brain, making it an excellent therapeutic or mood-altering tool. Music’s pitch, rhythm, meter and timbre are processed in many different parts of the brain, from the prefrontal cortex to the hippocampus to the parietal lobe. Rhythm and pitch are mainly left brain hemisphere functions, while timbre and melody are usually processed in the right hemisphere. However, meter is processed in both hemispheres. Spatial-temporal tasks (2-D and 3-D manipulation of physical objects and spatial reasoning needed for building structures, etc.) are also located in the same areas of the brain that are triggered by music....   [tags: Cortex, Neural, Activity]

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Brain and Mind Behavior, An Outline

- Brain and Mind Behavior 1. i. Types of Receptors Functions Receptive Fields Response Merkel’s Discs Touch, pressure and texture Fingertips, tongue, lips, located in dermis Responds to change in stimuli Meissner’s Corpuscle Touch sensitivity Located in the dermis Responds to change in stimuli Pacinian Corpuscle Vibration and pressure Located in the hypodermis Responds to change in stimuli Ruffini’s endings Stretching Located in the hypodermis Responds to change in stimuli ii. Primary somatosensory cortex- • Located in parietal lobe of brain • Nerve signals of the sense of touch are received • The more sensitive the region, the more it takes up in the somatosensory Secondary somatosenso...   [tags: somatosensory cortex, pain receptors]

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Symptoms And Symptoms Of Addison 's Disease

- ... Standing or moving will often cause dizziness. The person may faint when standing. Skin changes are very common in Addison 's disease sufferers. Hyper-pigmentation, or a dark tan look, can cover both hidden and commonly uncovered parts of the body. The tanning effect is most easily seen in scar tissue, joints, and pressure points. Commonly darkened are the knees and toes or the knuckles and elbows. The mucous membranes, lips and skin folds will also darken as the illness progresses. The affected can become moody or irritable....   [tags: Cortisol, Adrenal cortex, Aldosterone]

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The Human Brain And The Brain

- SLS 1 Introduction The human brain has three major components, which are the brain stem, cerebellum, and cerebrum. The brain stem is responsible for connecting the brain to the spinal cord. The brain stem controls breathing, digestion, heart rate and other involuntary processes. The cerebellum is involved in some cognitive functions such as language, attention and emotional functions such as fear or pleasure, but the cerebellum mainly controls balance and motor controls. The cerebrum is split into two different hemispheres – left and right....   [tags: Cerebral cortex, Brain, Hippocampus, Cerebrum]

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The Inner Workings Of The Teen Brain

- Teenagers are incredibly fascinating to learn about, and part of what makes them so captivating, is how complex their brain is. For decades there has been a struggle to understand the inner-workings of the teen brain, and fully grasp how and why teenagers behave the way they do. Now that we have some answers, everything is actually starting to make sense, and we don’t solely have intense adolescent hormones to blame. During Inside the Teenage Brain, Dr. Charles Nelson says “the transition into puberty is analogous to the transition to being a baby....   [tags: Adolescence, Puberty, Cerebrum, Cerebral cortex]

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Brain Damage And Behavior : Psychology, Neuropsychology, And Related Disciplines

- Brain Damage and Behavior The history of modern neurology, neuropsychology, and related disciplines is closely associated with the theory that different parts of the brain serve different functions (Finger, 1994). During experimentation scientist discovered relatively three common causes that lead to brain damage. Lesions are one of these contributors to brain damage; a lesion is an obstruction to an organ or tissue that has been inflicted via tumor, physical head trauma, or injury. The brain consists of four lobes frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal....   [tags: Cerebrum, Frontal lobe, Cerebral cortex]

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Alzheimer 's Disease : The Most Common Type Of Dementia

- Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, which is a general term for a condition in which people lose memory and other mental abilities to such a degree that the losses interfere with daily functioning. The main feature is the continuing death of brain cells that usually begins in the hippocampus, and then expands to include the cerebral cortex, which includes the frontal, parietal and temporal lobes. As the disease progresses, the brain shrinks as an increasing number of brain cells dies and synapses are destroyed....   [tags: Alzheimer's disease, Neuron, Cerebral cortex]

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Technology As A Source Of Entertainment For Toddlers

- ... Today’s interactive touchscreens eliminate “middle-man mom” and bring the excitement right to the fingertips of children. Its exciting to watch the reactions of a toddler who has figured out what they can control with their own hands. But the question is, are they really experiencing interactivity or just cause-and-effect. Lisa Guernsey, director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project at New America, states that “...[a]uthentic social interactions can, and do, and should, happen around digital media and apps at any age....   [tags: Brain, Psychology, Infant, Prefrontal cortex]

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Sleep Deprivation On The Body And Brain

- Today, sleep deprivation is a well-known phenomenon. Unfortunately there are still various unanswered questions to this idea. Thankfully with much research we have learned a few effects that lack of sleep has on the human body and brain. A few experimental research studies, the researchers looked at the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain itself. The results of these experiments show that sleep deprivation effects brain chemistry. It also affects various areas of the brain such as connectivity and signaling, especially in the hippocampus and frontal brain regions....   [tags: Cerebral cortex, Brain, Sleep deprivation]

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The Effects Of Brain Development On Children And Adults

- Brain Development is a nonstop development, we never stop learning so our brain isn’t going to just stop I mean well when it’s our time, but it won’t as long as you continue to learn and grow. The human brain begins to develop as early as three weeks after conception. But our brain development is a lifetime process. It doesn’t just stop developing at a certain age. There is a difference in brain development in children and adults the early life is impressionable then in the maturity aspect of life....   [tags: Brain, Cerebral cortex, Human brain]

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Neurological Underpinnings of Psychopathy

- Prefrontal Cortex Another highly implicated area in psychopathy is the prefrontal cortex which helps monitor ongoing behavior, tie emotional learning to decision making, and making conjectures about consequences to actions (Anderson & Kiehl, 2012). Damage here can lead to impulsive behavior combined with poor judgment. Anderson & Kiehl (2012) also found not only through functioning imaging but in a prisoner’s dilemma task involving complicated decisions about working together socially that individuals with psychopathy showed lower Orbitofrontal cortex activity when deciding whether to obey and lower dorsolateral prefrontal activity when deciding to engage in anti-social behavior than normal...   [tags: agression reaction, psychopaths, prefrontal cortex]

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Hernan Cortes

- Conqueror of Mexico, b. at Medellin in Spain c. 1485; d. at Castilleja de la Cuesta near Seville, 2 December, 1547. He was married first to Catalina Xuares, from which marriage there was no issue, and, after her death, to Doña Juana de Zuñiga, niece of the Duke of Bejar. From this union there sprang four children, one son (Martín) and three daughters. His parents were Martín Cortés de Monroy and Catalina Pizarro Altamirano, both of honourable extraction, belonging to the middle class of nobility, but not wealthy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Field Of Neurodevelopmental Criminology

- ... Starting with World Health Organization (WHO) data children with slower heart rates and lower response to loud tones were more likely to have a criminal record by age 29 (Fischman, 2011). It is believed those with stunted responses have less of reaction to the threat of punishment or reaction to another’s distress (Fischman, 2011). In the children, antisocial behavior demonstrates reduced fear, impaired decision making, and blunted response to other’s emotional distress (Fischman, 2011). Antisocial behavior is also more common among males....   [tags: Brain, Cerebrum, Crime, Prefrontal cortex]

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Medical History And Treatment Of The United States

- Debbie was a forty-nine year old woman whose health had begun to get out of control and who had been suffering various symptoms. Her medical history included surgeries for ovarian cysts and for her gall bladder. She was a smoker and was going through one pack of cigarettes daily and she only used alcohol occasionally. Her medical records also showed she had suffered from severe depression at times and had to be hospitalized on two occasions for it. There was no family medical history available for this patient, it was unknown to her physician where to begin in finding out the cause of her health issues....   [tags: Cortisol, Adrenal cortex, Hypothalamus, Cancer]

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Music : Miracle Drug Or Human Language?

- Music: Miracle Drug Or Human Language. Music, an essential component to mankind’s culture, is said to affect the intellect of humans in several different ways. Specifically, it’s affect on infants is more important than any other age group due to the brain’s plasticity at such a young age. Music can improve learning skills, test taking skills, concentration, heartbeat, and relaxation. Understanding the human brain is a great endeavor that countless scientists have spent lifetimes on. It will probably never be fully understood, however, I think that researching music’s relationship with the brain should help uncover many mysteries....   [tags: Brain, Music, Psychology, Cerebral cortex]

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The Most Important Organ Of Our Body

- The heart is the most important organ in our body. Some people think this is true, but there not a hundred percent wrong because we do need the heart to live. On the contrary the part most important to the human body is the brain, to our body besides other important parts like the heart, lungs, and other organs. It’s used for more than one role like the other type of organs. On the contrary the brain helps with hearing, seeing, learning, feeling, and etc. We would be lost without the brain and dead of course, without all the effort the brain does the human body wouldn’t be completed....   [tags: Cerebrum, Cerebral cortex, Frontal lobe]

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The Effects Of Classical Music On Memory

- ... For this to take place, several areas of the brain must be simultaneously activated. It has been found that music has even the power to evoke several affective states in humans: emotions and/or moods, (Bigliassi, León-Domínguez, & Altimari, 2015). Emotions are referred to as an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sadness, fear, hatred, or the like, is experienced. Emotions are of short duration, (Ford-Martin, 2001). On the other hand, mood is referred as prevailing emotional attitudes or mind state: happiness, and miserable, and/or depression among others....   [tags: Brain, Cerebral cortex, Memory, Hippocampus]

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Reading: Entertainment and Brain Exercise

- ... The left temporal cortex is the part of your brain that is responsible for comprehending language. In the same study mentioned above, results also showed that the connectivity in the left temporal cortex increases during and after reading. “The results showed heightened connectivity in the left temporal cortex - an area of the brain which is associated with receptivity for language…” ( Since the connectivity has a longer lasting impact it helps with sentence processing....   [tags: left temporal cortex, brain connectivity]

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How We Sense The World

- Learning Journal #2 (P. 74-151) How we sense the world: The brain reaches out to the environment via our sense organs, which respond to various stimuli such as light, sound waves, and pressure. The information is transmitted as electrical signals to specialized area of the cerebral cortex (the outer layer of the cerebrum) to be processed into sensations such as vision, hearing and touch. Mixed Senses: Sensory neurons respond to data from specific sense organs. Visual cortical neurons for example are most sensitive to signal from the eyes....   [tags: Nervous system, Brain, Cerebral cortex]

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The Clinical Features Of Mrs. Lee

- The clinical features Mrs Lee now 83 is displaying are changes to health and cognition noted in the last three to four months, with two transient ischaemic attacks [TIA] but no significant medical issues. Although currently taking three medications for high blood pressure. Changes in word finding, getting words mixed up and confusing identifying words. Insisting everything is fine, showing a lack of insight into her changes or difficulties. Short term memory Mrs Lees has difficulty retaining recent memories, however long term memory appears reasonable....   [tags: Cerebrum, Cerebral cortex, Hippocampus, Brain]

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How Syntax Is Distinguished Or Comparable?

- For this experiment, we are going to use a combination of the p-600 comprehension technique and the new neuroimaging method Fmri. Our goal will be to find how syntax is distinguished or comparable to other linguistic properties. For this experiment, however, we choose to compare syntax with semantics as it is by far the two most related components in speech production and comprehension. Therefore, for this experiment we will give our participants sentences and see how they respond to each stimulus by measuring their brain activity....   [tags: Linguistics, Grammar, Cerebral cortex, Semantics]

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The Gender Gap At School

- It has been noticed that the amount of boys who are reading has greatly decreased, and men are shying away from jobs that involve reading. David Brooks has come up with a solution to this problem; he believes that single-sex schools would help boys and girls to achieve better grades, to gain more of a desire to read, and to break free from gender stereotypes. In the article “The Gender Gap at School”, David Brooks is correct in his stance, boys and girls should go to single-sex schools in order to help them succeed; therefore, boys will be more likely to do better in class if they are reading books that they are interested in because they can have more of a desire to read, can have more unde...   [tags: Gender, Education, Cerebral cortex, Man]

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The Right And Left Hippocampus

- ... No studies show that the “GCs can be directly toxic to the hippocampal neurons. However, recent work suggest that GCs can induce a state of vulnerability in these neurons, which makes it less likely to survive a broad range of metabolic insults” (Sapolsky). GCs could harm or damage the hippocampus at below average concentration. The GC action is to inhibit glucose uptake to surrounding tissues. This action of glucocorticoids effects and extends into the brain, then into the hippocampus. GC’s damage the neurons in the hippocampus by impairing their space to live, GS’c also try to decrease the ability for neurons to work in certain bounds or area’s (Horner)....   [tags: Hippocampus, Memory, Brain, Cerebral cortex]

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The Suprarenal Gland

- The suprarenal gland (adrenal gland) is located at the top of each kidney; therefore each person has two adrenal glands. Adrenal glands appear to look like triangular shaped objects on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands are dire in creating different hormones that are necessary for a fully functional body. With each adrenal gland, they are both made up of two different sections. The first section being the adrenal cortex, and that is located on the outer region of the adrenal gland; the second section called the adrenal medulla, and that is located in the inner region of the adrenal gland....   [tags: adrenal cortex, adrenal gland, cortisol]

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The Client Doreen : A Old Caucasian Female, Who Lives With Her Fit And Healthy Husband

- ... Both children and grandchildren live within a 5minute drive. The community building is a 3minute drive and has full disability access. Performance Pre stroke Doreen was fully independent with all activities of daily living (ADL’s) including dressing, showering, making the bed, washing, cooking and cleaning of the apartment. Post stroke Doreen can no longer competently complete her daily activities of living due to the after affects of the stroke, Doreen has limited active flexion and extension of her right wrist and fingers, mild spasticity and reduced sensation as well as being incapable of fluent speech....   [tags: Cerebrum, Frontal lobe, Brain, Cerebral cortex]

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Membrane Ions And The Cell

- ... The four major lobes of the brain are frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital. Deep grooves are called fissures that separate the regions of the brain (Marieb and Hoehn 431). Longitudinal fissures separate the cerebral hemispheres into two equal halves. A transverse cerebral fissure separates the cerebral hemispheres from the cerebellum. The other two landmarks that are similar to a fissure are gyri and sulci, also called sulcus. Gyri’s are elevated ridges of tissues and sulci are the shallow grooves that separate gyri’s....   [tags: Cerebrum, Brain, Frontal lobe, Cerebral cortex]

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Limitations Of Long Term Memory

- ... Lastly, in this paper the focal areas of the human mind that will be looked over are primarily restricted to areas in which peak long-term memory takes place. These areas include the various regions of the frontal lobe, hippocampus, and amygdala. As the brain works together to make all these primary areas function, the information in this paper will still come from research on these regions of the brain and therefore may present a gap in the data found and presented. Prefrontal Cortex Blumenfeld (2007) writes a meta-analysis over neuro-imaging studies of cognitive control in separate regions of the prefrontal cortex....   [tags: Cerebrum, Frontal lobe, Brain, Prefrontal cortex]

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How Francisco Pizarro and Hernán Cortes Have Impacted the World

- Francisco Pizarro: Spanish explorer who discovered and conquered the Inca Empire, nowadays Peru. Hernán Cortés: Spanish explorer who discovered and conquered the Aztec Empire, nowadays central Mexico. Pizarro and Cortés were two great men in the history of the world, men who made an impact in society and left their print for future generations. There have been many conquerors and discoverers that, like them, have contributed to the advances in the world made by the human race. Discoveries and conquers have been made all over the world, in every civilization, in every period of time....   [tags: Explorers]

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Diagnosis Of Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder

- The purpose of the study was to prove that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder originate from a similar genetic origin. Patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have abnormalities in brain volumes as well as cortical thickness, and it was to be determined whether the brain abnormalities arose through genetic factors, or if environmental factors play a role in the development of these two disorders. The study had taken place in Netherlands, at The Netherlands Twin Register and the University Medical Center....   [tags: Cerebrum, Cerebral cortex, Brain, Bipolar disorder]

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Cerebellum And Bg Together For Non Motor Functions

- ... It has been proven that cerebellar dentate cells fire to prepare for voluntary movement before the motor cortex cells, but the cerebellar interposed cells fire later during execution of movement. Furthermore, neural cells do not do all work similarly within the distributed motor system. About 30% of neurons in motor cortex and dentate nucleus code for muscle force, 30% code for joint position, and 30% code for the direction of the coming movement or motor set in well-practiced individual (Carvell, 2014)....   [tags: Cerebral cortex, Brain, Cerebrum, Basal ganglia]

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The Connection Between Neuroanatomy And Function During Listening And Playing The Piano

- ... 101). Existing literature suggests that knowing or not how to play the piano may lead to the activation of different brain regions. According to Meister et al. (2004), there is a specific network in the brain that is “musicianship-related” (p. 917), which is triggered in all different types of piano playing. This network consists of the dorsolateral and inferior frontal cortex (including Broca’s area), which are engaged in higher mental functions (Meister et al., 2004), the superior temporal gyrus (including Wernicke’s area), which plays a role in auditory-motor integration specifically when processing a melody (Bengtsson & Ullén, 2006), the supramarginal gyrus and the motor areas....   [tags: Cerebrum, Cerebral cortex, Frontal lobe, Brain]

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Mental Rotation : A Classic Cognitive Psychology Paradigm

- Mental rotation Mental rotation is another classic cognitive psychology paradigm, which was devised by Roger Shepard at Stanford. To understand how this task works, take a look at the shapes in the top panel (A) of Figure 12.3. The two shapes are the same; the one on the right has been rotated clockwise by about 90°. By contrast, the pair of shapes on the bottom row (B) do not match. If you look carefully, you will notice that they are mirror- Earworms and Imagery 5 images of each other, so that even if you rotate the shape on the left clockwise by 90°, it won’t match up with the shape on the right....   [tags: Cerebrum, Temporal lobe, Brain, Cerebral cortex]

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The Effect Of Animals On Brain Research On Alzheimer 's Disease ( Ad )

- ... (2011) employed invasive methods and stress causing techniques. The study involved both socially raising rats and isolating others. Furthermore, the investigation involved killing the rats in order to obtain brain tissue and examine the differences in the development of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) systems in parts of the brain. The study found the GR was enhanced due to prolonged single stress exposure in the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus. Early handling of the rats protected them against ongoing stress-induced of GR expression of the prefrontal cortex, however, not in the hippocampus....   [tags: Brain, Cerebral cortex, Neurology, Nervous system]

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The Importance Of Emotional Valence And Distractor

- ... Whole brain ANOVA measures in SPM revealed that the main effect of valence showed that a region inside the right inferior frontal gyrus had increased activity for focusing attention on positive pictures compared to negative. Contrastingly, the regions including the dorsal frontal and bilateral parietal regions as well as precuneus and thalamus showed stronger activation for attention focused on negative stimuli than positive. These reflect top-down modulation of attention mediated by task instructions to valence....   [tags: Cerebrum, Frontal lobe, Memory, Cingulate cortex]

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How Music Can Help Middle Age People From Free Recall

- ... To process music, the human brain follows an ordered sequence. For this to take place, several areas of the brain must be simultaneously activated. Music has even the power to evoke various affective states in humans: emotions and/or moods, (Bigliassi, León-Domínguez, & Altimari, 2015). Emotions are referred to as an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sadness, fear, hatred, or the like, is experienced. Emotions are of short duration, (Ford-Martin, 2001). On the other hand, mood is refereed as prevailing emotional attitudes or mind state: happiness, and miserable, and/or depression among others....   [tags: Brain, Cerebral cortex, Psychology, Human brain]

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The Brain Is An Astonishing Product Of Evolution

- The brain is an astonishing product of evolution. This can be seen by our numerous technological developments and society structure. The brain has always been the most important organ for species that had developed past the cellular stage and has always performed the same functions that it does now but has developed constantly to where it is now through growth and a reorganization of its’ primary functions and gained the ability to learn has been something that the human brain does better than other brains....   [tags: Brain, Human brain, Cerebral cortex, Human]

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