There are many different injuries that can affect the brain. Some injuries that affect the brain can be permanent, meaning that there is no treatment to re-do the damage that has been caused. Other injuries that impact the brain can go through treatment processes that work on re-gaining strength in the areas that have been affected. You don’t always have to of caused physical damage to the brain in order to have an injury. Illness can also cause the brain to not work correctly. Epilepsy is a common illness that affects the brain. Epilepsy is a disorder in the nervous system that produces sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain. These bursts can cause seizures which can affect muscle control, movement, speech, vision, and awareness. There are two types of seizures caused by epilepsy; the first type is called Partial seizures. These seizures begin in a specific location of the brain, and may only affect one side of the body and awareness. The second type of seizures is called generalized seizures. This type of seizure affects the entire surface of the brain and the whole body. During a seizure the brain sends out neurons that may fire at 500 times a second. This is much higher then the average person. There are many different things that can cause epilepsy, although most epilepsy cases occur during childhood or over the age of 60. Though epilepsy can develop at any age,there are also things that can cause epilepsy to happen such as: serious head injuries, strokes, brain tumors, or Alzheimer's disease. All can affect the brains electrical system. To diagnose a person with epilepsy disorder the most common way is by a EEG Monitoring test. The EEG records brain waves detected by electrodes placed on the scalp. It then detects the abnormalities in the brains electrical activity. People who have an epilepsy disorder still show the changes in brain waves even if they are not undergoing any seizures. Other methods used by…
What is a Concussion?
• A concussion is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury. More commonly called TBI,
a TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way
your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow
to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
Symptoms of a concussion range from mild to severe. ey can include:
• Acting confused, feeling spacey, or not thinking straight
The article “Brain cell” by Stephen Savage is about the neurons that store memories in such a highly specific manner. The article starts with a fiction story that a Russian neurosurgeon, Akakhi Akakhievitch, opens up a patient’s brain and eroded thousand neurons, which related to the concept of his mother. When the patient woke up, he had lost all the memories of his mother. This led to the search for cells linked to the memory of “grandmother.”
The late neuroscientist Jerry Lettvin came up…
Epilepsy, What is it?
Epilepsy is a common neurological (brain) disorder affecting 1% to 2% of the population. Epilepsy is characterised by recurring, spontaneous, stereotyped seizures. Seizures are the result of bursts of electrical activity within the brain, caused by an imbalance in the chemicals responsible for the transmission of impulses. A person’s behaviour will usually be different during a seizure.
What causes epilepsy?
Everyone has a genetically determined seizure threshold…
Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding
Presented by: Elizabeth Zank
What is it?
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which a person has repeated seizures over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in _______________ or _____________.
How common is it?
Epilepsy is the __________ most common neurological disorder in the United States
Common challenges associated with the condition
IOM Focus Areas
Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior. It’s also called a seizure disorder. When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. Epilepsy is not a mental disorder, it is caused by anything that affects the brain like tumors and strokes, and it can even be inherited. Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic…
Ex. M.S. = de-myelination from lesions (autoimmune)
Insulation is gone, nerve impulses (action potential) slow from
30M/sec to 2 M/sec
Synaptic Gap= small space between neurons—NT must traverse
Central Nervous System
Neurons in the brain and spinal chord
Peripheral nervous system (everything else)
Sensory neurons: bring info back to the CNS
Motor neurons: take info to the muscles
Somatic n.s.= voluntary movements and reflexes
I want to move my arm
Autonomic n.s.= involuntary…
Looking Into Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes an individual to have repeated convulsions and affect one’s ability to complete physical and mental functions. It is a condition that affects almost two and a half million Americans and fifty million people around the world. Epilepsy is also referred to as seizure disorder. This disorder is the third most common disorder in the United States followed by strokes and Alzheimer’s disease. Even though it is a common condition, it is one…
ionization (DESI) and direct analysis in real time (DART). This makes DESI and DART, the two top ambient ionization techniques. 8
1.2 Imaging mass spectrometry (IMS)
Imaging mass spectrometry allows visualization of distribution of chemical compounds by creating 2D images. It does so by collecting mass spectra for each spot of the sample. Unlike traditional molecular imaging techniques, ‘IMS’ does not require labelling. With ‘IMS’, it is also possible to capture snapshots of small molecules such as lipids…
A Research Paper
Presented to Mrs. Sandra Scott
Robeson Community College
In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements
In English IV
Bobbie Jo Murillo Lowery
March 30, 2012
“Epilepsy is a neurological condition, which affects the nervous system. (www.epilepsy.com/101/ep101_epilepsy) Epilepsy is also known as seizure disorder. People…
Anatomy and PhysiologyHuman Brain
The anatomy of the brain is complex due its intricate structure and function. Thisamazing organ acts as a control center by receiving, interpreting, and directing sensoryinformation throughout the body. There are three major divisions of the brain. They arethe forebrain, the midbrain, and the hindbrain.
Anatomy of the Brain: Brain Divisions
The forebrain is responsible for a variety of functions including receiving andprocessing sensory information…