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Parts of the Brain

The most rudimentary way to know which areas of the human brain are involved with which functions are through animal experiments (what happens if a certain part of the brain is destroyed or, more ...
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Is there something like prosopagnosia (face blindness) for things that are not faces?

Agnosia refers to difficulty processing some type of sensory information. Prosopagnosia is just the particular one related to faces, there are many other agnosias caused mainly by brain injury to some ...
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Nociceptor sensitization and ACh release

Short answer Excessive Acetylcholine (Ach) release seems to be related Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) inducing Ach leakage. CGRP is part of a general inflammatory response, in turn part of the ...
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To what degree does tactile stimulation affect muscle tone?

I believe the procedure described is called either muscle energy technique (MET) or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNT). More details are on Advantageceus.com (p. 229). Skin stimuli, like ...
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Any research on brain's processes involved in evil actions?

When you put it that way... "...a cerebral circuit of evil..." ...no, that is absolutely ridiculous (no offense). In the human body (and generally in nature) there are only physical and ...
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What's the name of the function that helps localise part of body without looking?

The term you are looking for is "proprioception". Briefly, it works because you have sensors in your own muscles and joints that can sense their stretch and position.
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What is the difference between stress and excitement?

Stress and excitement both activate the sympathetic nervous system, so they can feel very physically similar (high heart rates, etc.) The main difference is in higher-level brain processing, where ...
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Does a single brain lobe (e.g. parietal lobe) heat more than others during processing tasks that are related to it?

Short Answer- Yes, brain activity does cause temperature fluctuations in specific area. robust changes in brain temperature could occur in a temperature-stable environment following exposure to ...
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What are the molecular mechanisms of inducing pleasure for physical exercise?

The human brain has a specific anatomic site called Nucleus accumbens, that is responsible for reward and reinforcement behavior. The neurotransmitter Dobutamine could be considered as a main ...
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Sensitization and Energy Crisis in Myofascial Pain Syndrome

A chain of events that leads to release of sensitizing substances, according to Dry needling — peripheral and central considerations (PubMed Central, 2011): ...muscle pain would cause spasm of ...
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