Neuroscientific Comics

by Megan Jorgensen

Entertainment is defined as something amusing, enjoyable, as well as denoting the activities surrounding receiving guests. Neuroscience is incredibly insightful, while comics are entertaining.The following section aims at coordinating the two.

Anyway, psychology fields include the following: Experimental, cognitive, social, personality, abnormal, developmental, computational, evolutionary, positive, cultural, biological and mathematical.

Neuroscience in conjunction with business studies has produced the highly criticized discipline of neuromarketing:

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One could argue that neuroscience began to emerge in Ancient Egypt, where the brain was removed post-mortem (during mummification). While close to nothing was known about the cortex at the time, interest in mental constructs, such as intelligence, was well under way:

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The brainstem is the posterior part of the mammalian brain, continuing downwards to join the spinal cord:

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Talairach coordinates map the human brain:

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Neuroregeneration: Regrowth or repair of nerve or other cell tissue. The process differs between the Central Nervous System (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS):

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Although traditionally considered a branch of biology, neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field, combining elements from other disciplines, such as computer science, chemistry, mathematics, physics, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, medicine and engineering:

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Interestingly, psychologists defined loneliness not as the absence, but as the dissatisfaction with one's relationships:

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The brain is divided into two hemispheres (left and right) and four lobes (frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital):

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Interneurons, also called relay neurons, connect afferent and efferent pathways:

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Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the brain:

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In reference to neuroplasticity, famous neuropsychologist Hebb discovered that "Neurons that fire together - wire together!":

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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a non-profit membership organization, located in Washington, DC: USA, for scientists and doctors studying the nervous system:

 

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 A brief definition: Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system):

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Due to lack of photoreceptors (rods and cones), a blind spot is formed where the optic nerve leaves the eye. The brain fills in the missing information, which explains perceptive unawareness:

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Discovered in 1873, the Golgi stain, or method, consists of studying visible reactions of neurons to chemicals:

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Stellate neurons get their name because they are shaped like stars. The inhibitory aspiny stellate cells, the inhibitory interneurons and the excitatory spiny stellate interneurons, represent the three types most commonly mentioned:

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