presence can be identified but it is much more difficult to prove its absence (Gosseries et al., 2011). Causes The vegetative state just like other disorders of consciousness can occur due to three main reasons; the first and most common cause is a traumatic brain injury. As a result of a severe head injury, for example an injury sustained during a car accident, a fall from a great height, or a violent assault, a person can enter into a state of vegetative consciousness. According to Gosseries et al. (2011), in most cases where the damage is severe, patients usually die within a few days.
Kids need brain breaks because brain breaks can help a lot. Just even standing up to stretch can help a lot. The brain breaks are what gets our minds focused on what it needs to be. Scientists say brain break helps us decrease stress. They also help us boost blood flow, send oxygen to the brain, and help kids better retain information.
The article titled “Half of Alzheimer 's cases misdiagnosed” made it evidently clear that Alzheimer’s disease is a disease we have yet to fully understand or treat. Not only is there a lack of information about this disease, it is common for the similar side effects of dementia to be confused with Alzheimer’s disease. To clarify what dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is, I will provide an authentic definition of each. To begin, I will state that there are different forms of dementia. According to a site that specializes in providing information about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, states that “Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life.
1).” Since the brain plays an important role in civilian life, it is unfortunate when it is injured because an individual’s functionality within their environments can become impaired. When the brain is injured, it is recognized/classified as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). According to Menon, Schwab,
Maggie's brain didn't function the same way as it did before her accident. When we focus on Maggie psychologically we see that before her accident, she was a functioning college student working towards graduating until the motorcycle accident that altered her cognitive development. Maggie was hospitalized with the Traumatic brain injury like 235,000 or more people in the United States who suffer similar disabilities(pg83).Overall brain injuries in general can greatly affect cognitive ability, physical and psychological skills(pg83). In Maggie's case she was able to recover from the physical injuries and was able to walk and talk but permanently suffered cognitive impairments.
Head trauma remains one of the most frequent causes of death and disability in children and adults Worldwide. [1, 2] They results in lesions or functional damage of the scalp, the cranial bones, the meninges and the brain itself. [1, 2] According to tThe Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, USA report in 2010, The 2010 report of the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control, USA, documented that an estimated 1.7 million people receives medical treatment for head trauma every year in the United States alone with subsequent high morbidity and mortality recorded.  Head injury from traumatic events is documented
MedLine Plus says “ A concussion is the mildest type of brain injury” which has many symptoms such as headaches that never go away or get worse, nausea and constant vomiting, weakness in the legs and arms, slurred words in the way you talk, seizures, dilation of your pupils and more. A moderate to severe brain injury may have cognitive difficulties with the way one concentrates making it hard for them to focus on most things. Memorizing things with neurological issues may also be hard due to the lack of damaged brain cells and nerves leading to confusion. There are many cons of having brain damage and one of the most issued problems may be language and the process of it. One may have problems with understanding words, being understood, speaking certain words, and difficulty with reading and writing.
At the age of fourteen, I was the unfortunate recipient of four traumatic brain injuries, within a six-month time frame, that would result in a diagnosis of post-concussive syndrome. The effects from having multiple traumatic brain injuries caused chronic headaches, vision problems, and body fatigue. The symptoms of post-concussive syndrome also began to have a significant impact on my education. Activities such as reading, completing homework assignments, and keeping my attention in class became increasingly difficult. The most unexpected aspect of living with this syndrome was that I could no longer play sports and the
The lack of negative emotions can make the serial killer lose the recognition of when they or someone around them needs empathy, is embarrassed or is hurt by others’ actions. Most brains have strong connections between one nerve to the next. The connection of a serial killer’s brain is poor. In spite of all the research completed at the University of Wisconsin, other brain studies were done by different organizations. BBC News reports that Professor Adrian Raine found a decreased amount of activity in the prefrontal cortex and too much activity from the amygdala (BBC 1).
It can be beneficial in moderation. Eustress, which is mild to moderate stress, can act as a motivator and energizer. (Willis, 2005) also stated that “eustress boosts an individual's growth mentally, socially, physically and spiritually” (p.8). Eustress activates certain chemicals that enhance memory, alertness, productivity and increases energy levels. According to (Yu, Wei, & Yanfei, 2017) Challenging stress, also known as work stress, motivates students to manage their responsibilities, deal with the pressures associated with life and increases the student’s motivation which will all in turn improve their academic