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Where exactly do Emotions and Feelings arise in the human body?

As far as we know, all the "thinking parts" are in the brain/central nervous system. That includes emotions and feelings, which are labels for certain cognitive experiences. Definitely not ...
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Is it possible to develop dementia by eating bone marrow?

You might be referring to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). It is transmitted through exposure to brain tissue and spinal cord fluid from infected individuals. CJD is characterized by rapidly ...
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Is there a neurological difference between someone experiencing a "normal" trauma response, and someone with PTSD? Or are they on the same continuum?

First, your question pertains to two possible populations: "less long-lasting" PTSD is diagnosed as acute stress disorder (ASD); PTSD cannot be diagnosed until at least one month after ...
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In technologically advanced countries, do most autistic adults not know they are autistic?

Short answer: Yes. Modern estimates of global prevalence for autism are around 1-2% (for systematic reviews, see Baxter et al, 2015; Chiarotti & Venerosi, 2020). Prevalence rates appear stable ...
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Can a person with delusions completely acknowledge their delusions

The short answer to your question Can a person with delusions completely acknowledge their delusions is yes. But it depends. There are quite a few psychological disorders that have symptoms of ...
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Why can't hemineglect patients be trained to actively pay attention to their neglected side?

Short answer Symptoms of hemi-neglect are often accompanied by additional layers of cognitive deficits that make rehabilitation challenging. Logic reason is often dissociated from these patients' ...
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What are the effects of antipsychotic medication on brain volume?

Yes, there are different results published because it is an open research question. It is a tricky question to figure out due to substantial confounding factors so some results might skew for and some ...
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Are scintillating scotomas really caused by cortical spreading depression? If so, how is this known to be true?

The primary visual cortex is topographic, which means that specific parts of that brain region correspond exactly to specific parts of your visual field. In order to prove that a scotoma (literally a ...
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Inability to associate a face with a name

recognize familiar faces The distinction between familiar and unfamiliar faces with the prosopagnosia seems to be more a wiki thing than in clinical or common usage. The defintion does not seem fixed....
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Where exactly do Emotions and Feelings arise in the human body?

The part of the nervous systems that is associated with emotions, is the limbic system. Via the amygdala, a little almond shaped part of your brain, this part of the nervous system can interact with ...
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Why both hypokinetic and hyperkinetic changes are seen in Parkinsons?

I am not highly proficient in neuroscience, but I managed to find the following from Sonne et al. (2020) which may help while you wait for a more proficient answer. (Emphasis mine) While most forms ...
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How do you denoise and extract features from EEG data with Python?

you can convert your data frame to numpy array using data=df.to_numpy() If your data is single trial meanining two dimensional dataset, you can use ...
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Which possible methods can be used to determine if a certain part of the brain is active?

PET (positron emission tomography) will measure glucose consumption, e.g. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2147116 fMRI will measure changes in blood flow, or more precisely measuring the blood-...
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Nociceptor (possible threat signal)

This statement on Wikipedia is merely intending to separate the agency of determining "What is pain?" from the nociceptors. Nociceptors can be activated by a number of stimuli that reflect possible ...
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What are the effects of antipsychotic medication on brain volume?

Dopamine availability can increase neurogenesis/neuroplasticity in adult brains. Antipsychotic medications, therefore, may have the opposite effect. Borta, A., & Höglinger, G. U. (2007). Dopamine ...
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How can motivation be increased by improving brain chemistry with nutrition and activities?

Low / loss of motivation is associated with several Disorders of Diminished Motivation (DDM) (eg, akinetic mutism, abulia, apathy) that occur frequently in individuals with traumatic brain injury or ...
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