Questions tagged [brain]

Questions pertaining to the brain: an organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity.

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What supplements/diet/activities can I do to improve mental function?

I am currently going through a web development bootcamp. I want to stress the word bootcamp here, a bootcamp on my brain. I know sleep deprivation is taking its toll on my mental capacities so far but ...
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Can unruptured brain aneurysm symptoms come and go?

Lets say a person has many symptoms of a unruptured brain aneurysm, but they're rather subtle, and seem to change from one symptom to another. They come and go. Is that possible? Or, if they were ...
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Does sleep irregularity affect my brain and health?

For more than two years I have been sleeping irregularity. Sometimes I go to the bed at 10am, some days it may 10pm.There no regularity to when I sleep. Also, sleep time may differ. Sometimes I ...
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Mechanisms that causes prominent veins during physical exercise

I have just read this article about why veins become prominent while exercising: Why do veins pop out when exercising, and is that good or bad? I have some questions about this: The article ...
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What are the consequences of chronic sleep deprivation for mental function?

Some people don't sleep enough due to work, school, or personal issues. Regardless of the cause, what are the long-term impacts of losing sleep when describing mental performance in particular? I am ...
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Fainted history in both myself and my father. Can it be related?

I am a twenty five year old male, pretty fit, no known conditions. I fainted last night for a few seconds and although I will get it checked out, it has to wait for a week or two so I thought I'd get ...
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Is increased blood flow always correlated with increased cerebral activity?

I've heard that cerebral fMRI (Functional magnetic resonance imaging) maps blood flow through the brain, and it is most of the time correlated with cerebral activity. What are the factors that can ...
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What could cause transient binocular vision loss? [duplicate]

I have episodes of transient binocular vision loss. The progression of an episode is very predictable: I start noticing some letters missing in text. Slowly, it evolves to a point half of my vision is ...
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What can cause a visual disturbance followed by a headache?

Interesting story: onset of a blurred point in a field of vision which gradually enlarges such that it forms an arc in the right side of the field of vision and then after a while that blurred arc ...
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Is the Fight or Flight response considered voluntary or involuntary? [closed]

Is the Fight or Flight response considered voluntary or involuntary? can this response be trained? Meditation?
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What is the disorder when a bodily process/function that is usually automatically controlled by the brain suddenly has to be consciously controlled?

I read an article some time back about an opera singer who suddenly had to retire. When she sang, her throat would "open" and "close" automatically, but one day the process suddenly was no longer ...
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What is the name of the sense that keeps track of where your body parts are?

I know that we have a sense that allows the brain to keep track of the locations of each of our limbs, digits, etcetera, but I can never remember what it is called. I would guess that most people aren'...
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Takes a while to decipher what people say, something wrong with my brain? [closed]

Sometimes, when people talk to me, I hear the words immediately but it then takes me longer than expected to decode those words and respond appropriately. This leads to odd pauses and I look a little ...
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Can ElectroConvulsive Therapy help us to forget our memories?

I need to know whether a person can get rid of his/her past(need selective memory loss) say 5-6 months through ElectroConvulsive Therapy. Otherwise the question can be posed as "Can the ...

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