Neuropsychology

Even voluntary behaviour is implicitly regulated by the brain.
The Brain needs to forget in order to function properly.
Your brain makes sure the world doesn´t look upside down.
It´s a myth that you only use 10 percent of your brain. You actually use all of it.
Beginnings and end are easier to remember than middles.
The average adult human brain has the ability to store the equivalent of 2.5 million gigabytes digital memory.
Telephone numbers in United States are 7 digit numbers, because they are just long enough to be understood and held by our very short-term form of memory.
Alcohol affects short-term memory by slowing down how nerves communicate which each other in a part of the brain called the hippocampus.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that mediated satisfaction, happiness and optimism.
The Wisconsin Card Sorting Test is an important neuropsychological tool for measuring executive function and is used in the diagnosis of schizophrenia and other disorders.
A good night´s rest helps us better store memories.
Chronic stress and depression can cause measurable brain shrinkage.
Apraxia is motor disorder caused by damage to the brain which causes difficulty with motor planning to perform tasks or movements.
95% of our decisions take place in subconscious mind.
Internet addiction disorder is generally defined as problematic, compulsive us of the internet, that results in significant impairment in an individual s function in various domains over a prolonged period of time.
The studies in humans suggest that exercise may improve cognition in the short term, reduce risks of dementia or MCI in the long term, and reduce the age-associated progressive loss of brain volume.
It is estimated that an average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day.
Intrusive thoughts are unwanted thoughts that can pop into our heads without warning, at any time.
We cry when we are very happy because the hypothalamus in our brain can not distinguish the difference between strong happiness and strong sadness.
People don t live long enough to reach the maximum capacity of memory.
There s a neurological explanation why you thought like your phone was vibrating because there s absolutely no warning called Phantom Vibration Syndrome.
A hug longer than twenty seconds will produce hormones into your body that makes you trust the individual who is hugging you.
Dreams are believed to be a combination of imagination, phycological factors, and neurological factors.
Memory is more accurately considered an activity or a process rather than being associated with a specific are of the brain.
When you find yourself sleeping in a new environment for the first time, the brain processes danger and remains more aware
The average person dreams four to six times per night.
People arent fully right- or left- brained.
Same areas of our brain react when we experience rejection as when we experience physical pain.
When we try to remember a past event, we re actually remembering the last time we remembered it rather than the event itself.
The reason perception can vary has everything to do with the brains interaction with sensory information.
Even if your brain gets bored, it never loses focus on survival.
When we blindly follow GPS for direction, we are not exercising crucial navigational skills. By this our sense of direction can be weaken.
Brain cant learn or concentrate on two things at once.
A lack of sleep impacts information processing, attention, memory, mood and logic.
The order of letters in a written word doesnt matter much to our brain as long as the first and last letters are in the right spot. Our brain can rearrange the letters to form words as fast as we can read.
Our brain is very busy and prioritizes tasks that absolutely need to be done. So, if it knows you can look something up again, your brain may not store that tidbit of information.
Phantom limb pain syndrome is when the central nervous system, which includes your brain, continues to feel the pain of a limb that has been amputated.
Quickly toggling back and forth between tasks decreases your attention span, ability to learn, short-term memory, and overall mental performace.
Emotions, motivation, cues, context, and frequency of use can all affect how accurately we remember something.
There´s no evidence that human attention spans are shrinking or that humans have attention span like or less than goldfish either.
Research suggests that phobias could be affected by genetic factors.
Reward system, group of neural structures, is responsible for incentive salience, associative learning and positively-valenced emotions.
People with insomnia may have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep as long as desired.
ADHD is characterized by inattention, bouts of excessive energy, hyper-fixation, and impulsivity, which are otherwise not appropriate for a person´s age.
Brain damage can result in personality changes. The most severe cases lead to coma or even a permanent vegetative state.
The symptoms of dementia involve progressive impairments in memory, thinking, and behavior, which negatively impact a person´s ability to function and carry out everyday activities.
Person with hemispatial neglect cannot process and perceive stimuli on one side of the body or environment.
The study of individuals with agraphia may provide more information about the pathways involved in writing, both language related and motoric.
Anosognosia results from physiological damage to brain structures, typically to the parietal lobe.
Dyslexia is believed to be caused by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors.
Major symptoms of schizophrenia include hallucinations (typically hearing voices). delusions, paranoia, and disorganized thinking.
Aerobic exercise induces short- and long-term effects on mood and emotional states by promoting positive effect.
Scientists have found that listening to sad but not happy music increased the strenght of mind- wandering.
Proper sleeping hours improve our memory significantly.

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