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What is pseudoscience?
Pseudoscience is based on the ideas which pretend to have a scientific basis, but for which there isn't evidence.
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What is the front part of the brain used for?
The front part of the brain is used for personality, decisions, self-control, smell, premotor area complex, Motor area movements and forming words.
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What is the temporal part of the brain used for?
The temporal is used for hearing association, and speech comprehension
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What is the parietal part of the brain used for?
The parietal part of the brain is used for Skin sense, muscle sense and visual association.
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What is the occipital part of the brain used for?
The occipital part of the brain is used for visual.
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What are sensory areas used for?
Sensory areas are used to receive and process nerve impulses from sensory receptors in the eyes, ears, nose, tongue or skin
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What are association areas used for?
Association areas receive information from the sense areas and organise a response via the motor area.
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What are motor areas used for ?
Motor areas are used to send out nerve impulses to the muscles and glands, causing them to take action.
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What is a stoke?
A stroke is caused by damage to a blood vessel serving a region of the brain. This can become blocked or rupture causing leakage.
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What is brain plasticity?
Brain plasticity describes the way that other parts of the brain that has been damaged.
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What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is used to describe someone that can't speak, write or understand language.
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What is a reflex action?
A reflex action is a rapid, involuntary response to a stimulus.
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What does brain lateralisation mean ?
Brain lateralisation refers to the fact that the two halves of the brain are not exactly the same.
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What are ventricles?
Ventricles are spaces in the brain that contain fluid.
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What are random errors?
Random errors cause repeat measurements to vary and scatter about a mean value.
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What are systematic errors?
Systematic errors may arise when there are flaws in the measuring equipment or in the way that the measurements are carried out. they may effect all measurements in the same way, making them all either higher or lower than the true value.
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What is a positron?
A positron is similar to an electron but has a positive charge
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What is consciousness?
Consciousness is being aware of their environment and their own relationship to it.
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What is a vegetative state?
A vegetative state is the result of severe brain damage. it leaves the patient in a state of wakefulness, without awareness. They can't speak, follow simple instructions or respond to stimuli in any meaningful way.
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What is an EEG?
An EEG is electroencephalography. it is a technique used for picking up the minute electrical signals on the surface of the scalp.
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