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Knowing how complex the brain is, what happens to someone when a specific part of the brain begins to fail?

Think about some of the disorders that occur when chemical signals are not working properly, like Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, or even Depression. Please use examples in your answer.

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1. Knowing how complex the brain is, what happens to someone when a specific part of the brain begins to fail? Think about some of the disorders that occur when chemical signals are not working properly, like Alzheimer's, epilepsy, or even depression. Please use examples in your answer.

Certain parts of the brain are responsible for certain functions (thinking, feeling, picking up objects, identifying objects, etc.). Therefore, depending on the part of the brain that is injured or not working, different functions are impacted.

For example, Alzheimer's ultimately affects all parts of the brain but each person is affected differently as the disease progresses. In part this is due to the nature and extent of damage being caused to different areas of the brain. Each ...

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Knowing how complex the brain is, through discussion and specific examples, this solution discusses what happens to someone when a specific part of the brain begins to fail. References are provided.

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