Good article.Executive dysfunction is a term for the range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties which often occur after injury to the frontal lobes of the brain. Impairment of executive functions is common after an abi and has a profound effect on many aspects of everyday life.This factsheet explains what executive functions are, why they are so important and which part of the brain is responsible for controlling them. Very useful.
Human brain integrates signals simultaneously coming from different senses. Great article. As a parent to a higher-functioning autistic, this really does explain a lot of what she does. Well worth a read.
Many of us know that not getting enough sleep each night is bad for our health. But some of us underestimate how lack of sleep affects the human brain. This infographic from Mic.com covers what sleep deprivation does to your brain:
☞ MD ☆☆☆ Surface of the human brain. The image won a 2012 Wellcome Trust award for photography. - Taken by Robert Ludlow of UCL’s Institute of Neurology, the image is a rare shot of a living brain - a view normally only seen by neurosurgeons, showing veins, arteries and grey matter flushed pink with blood. This photo won the 2012 Wellcom Prize for microscope photography.