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The cerebral cortex is the main part of the human brain. It is the part that handles memory, language, thought, and consciousness. When you see a picture of a brain, the outer layer that looks convoluted and bumpy is the cerebral cortex. It is actually a flat sheet of cells that are all bunched up around the middle parts of the brain. This folding increases the surface area; if you unfolded a human cortex, it would measure more than 4 square feet. The cortex is made up of four lobes separated from front to back and left to right. Each type of sensory input has its own place on the cortex. For example, there is a specific place where all processing related to smells happen. Muscle movements have their own spot, vision has a spot, and so on. More Memory Articles... [...]
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Braingle's Daily Brain Teaser for Feb 20, 2019 The following sentences have two blanks that can be filled with two words that are anagrams of each other. Please find those words. 1. Mark's math __________ was a mild-mannered man. But one thing he would not tolerate was a __________. He would immediately fail anyone caught doing so. 2. The patient __________ his pain through physical therapy. He had seen enough __________ surgeries to know that too many people elected surgery when they shouldn't have. 3. After a long and successful career of serving his country, the nation was in shock as the highly regarded __________ was arrested and tried for __________. Check Braingle.com for the answer. [...]
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Just as your subconscious can work on problems while you do something else, your subconscious can also work on a task while you sleep on it. Here is an exercise to help you prepare to sleep on a problem. Get a piece of paper and write down a one-sentence summary of your problem or project. Then write down a few related keywords. Review the problem in your mind for a few minutes and make a conscious request to yourself to think about this problem while you sleep. Now, forget about it and go to sleep. As soon as you awaken, look at the piece of paper and read the summary and keywords. Chances are, some interesting ideas will come to mind. Write these down and review them later. You may find that the answer to your problem has come to you in your sleep. More Creativity Articles... [...]
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Braingle's Daily Trivia Quiz for Feb 20, 2019 A Music Quiz : Do you listen to music when you are feeling under the weather? Many songs have been written about the weather, often as a reference to our emotions. 1. According to the Eurythmics, what type of weather is "falling on my head like a new emotion"?2. What type of weather is referred to in these lyrics? "Oh, the weather outside is frightful..."3. Katrina and the Waves sing a song called "Walking On Water".4. The Rolling Stones sing "Hey! You! Get off of my _____."5. The Beatles, Creed, The Cult, and Madonna each have their own song with this one-word title.6. Complete the lyrics to this Natasha Bedingfield song: "I got a pocket, got a pocketful of _____."7. What colour of haze did Jimi Hendrix sing about? Prince sang about the same colour of rain.8. In his song, "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", B.J. Thomas talks to the sun.9. "Into this house we're born / Into this world we're thrown / Like a dog without a bone / An actor out on loan" is from the song:10. "Candle in the _____" is Elton John's tribute to Marilyn Monroe.Take the Quiz at Braingle.com [...]
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par-ox-ysm noun :: The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions or intermissions. noun :: Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit. "And as they obeyed, Michael strained backward in a paroxysm of rage, making fierce short jumps to the end of the tether as he snarled and growled with utmost fierceness at the steward." --London, Jack More Vocabulary Articles... [...]
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