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Misophonia Misophonia is a relatively unexplored chronic condition in which a person experiences autonomic arousal (analogous to an involuntary “fight-or-flight” response) to certain innocuous or repetitive sounds such as chewing, pen clicking, and lip smacking. Misophonics report anxiety, panic, and rage when exposed to trigger sounds, ...


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I assume with EM you refer to electromagnetic? You are right that the EEG (electroencephalogram) is a tiny signal. When about 50.000 neurons fire simultaneously, it possible to see a change in the measured signal. Typical EEG amplitudes are in the microvolt range. Now, when the EEG is recorded, it is a function of time. You could for example collect data ...


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I know of no correlation between number of neurons in cortex and intelligence. This question is fraught with controversy because there has been very little work on it but much speculation. Some have suggested that the connectivity between neurons is what is important rather than the number which is logically possible but remains to be supported by definitive ...


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I think this is mostly caused by hyperventilation. The excessive breathing disturbs the balance between CO$_{2}$ and oxygen in our lungs. This will cause a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_alkalosis (the blood pH, which is normally strictly regulated, gets higher), which can cause dizziness, headaches and fainting. The shift in pH can also disturb ...


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According to this page the release of DMT upon death is speculative and its presence has so far been confirmed in rodents brain and human melanoma cell line SK-Mel-147. DMT is also produced in humans; however, its production and purpose in the brain has yet to be proven or understood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyltryptamine). Hence from what I have ...


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It's important to clarify what an EEG machine measures. Electromagnetic waves are photons. An EEG does does not detect radiation. It detects magnetic fields by measuring an electrical current induced in the measuring device by the brain. Electricity is the movement of electrons. Electromagnetic waves are photons of light. Magnetism a force which fills ...


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Electroencephalography has a good time resolution (milliseconds) but poor spatial resolution (several centimers). The usual estimated figure is that at least 50000 neurons need to fire simultaneously so that the activity can picked up by EEG. The answer provided by @Jeremy Kemball is not very accurate. The reason why the spatial resolution of EEG is poor is ...


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Pressing on the chest changes the concentration of dissolved gasses in the blood stream. Your brain reacts due to excessive oxygen in the blood. This is oxygen toxicity. Why the brain generates vivid imagery when unconscious is a big topic. There's a theory that correlates dreams with a lack of cognitive stimulation. This is called autostimulation and may ...


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Unlike a computer, the speed at which any brain can perform a computation is related to the number of synapses it goes through. This means fewer synapses in series correlate with decreased reaction time. An example of fewer neurons correlating with a decrease in reaction time is exemplified in sensory neurons. All sensory nerve cell bodies are all located ...


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there is no question there is a rough correlation between neuron count and intelligence capability in a general way from looking at the biological species "spectrum" outside of humans. see wikipedia list of animals by number of neurons. eg in wide differences such as comparing insects vs primates etcetera. there is also a rough correlation of neuron count ...


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The use of spikes is a mixture of their computational advantages and the limitations of the biological substrate in which they are implemented: They can travel long distances at high speeds because they can profit from the saltatory conduction which is much faster than diffusion and it can be maintained over long distances. A digital signal is less prone ...


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It's for control, coordination and balance. From a mathematical point of view, parallel lines won't intersect and thus line A won't affect line B unless they intersect and thus would hardly influence the other unless and an external force is applied to any of the lines. This is also why corpus callosum connects the left and the right side of the brain.



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