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Death from sleep deprivation, what physical mechanism is failing that makes one not to be alive anymore?

As far as I know REM is just brain running a simulation During sleep hormones and neurotransmitters shift in their quantities available along the phases of sleep: slow wave sleep, intermediate ...
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Is Tinnitus caused by damage to the dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN) or Auditory Cortex, which can be repaired?

Short answer Sensory tinnitus is not caused by brain damage, but is due to degeneration of peripheral auditory neurons, and specifically the hair cells in the inner ear. Background Tinnitus can be ...
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Cerebrum and Cerebellum split?

Q: What happens when cerebrum and cerebellum are surgically separated (or partially separated)? A: If that happens, the functional connection between the cerebrum and cerebellum will be destroyed. Now,...
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Are there cases of drug addict that "forget" their addiction after some brain damages?

I'm not aware of truly "forgetting" as in amnesia, but there have been reports that brain damage can disrupt the behavioral pattern of addiction which I think qualifies as what you describe ...
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Jung's Anima and Neurological Basis in Split-Brain Patients; Left-Persona and Right-Anima

Perhaps a more useful way of looking at these concepts is to consider anima in terms of the hindbrain, which takes sensory inputs from both the body and external stimuli and creates a virtual model ...
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Can repetitive sports-related head injuries make a person senile many years later?

yes, here is a nice paper which shows evidence : http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/131017/srep02972/full/srep02972.html from the paper : " a report commissioned by the National Football League (NFL), ...
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Why does injury cause brief unconsciousness?

Loss of consciousness is usually caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain - in the case of injury it could be directly cause by the injury or it may be because they are shocked or scared - this is ...
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Re-arrangement of brain's functions

This was used to prove that all parts of brain utilize same general mechanism. This is not quite true. While a good deal of reorganization can happen post-damage, brain function will not be re-...
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Is there a link between brain injuries (TBI) and PTSD?

It is reported that mild traumatic brain injury does not produce Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder however, according to this report in the American Journal of Psychiatry, severe TBI could possibly lead ...
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Why does injury cause brief unconsciousness?

There is a powerful theoretical consideration that a loss of consciousness is an internal protective mechanism. Because the loss of consciousness is a significant threat in a hostile external ...
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