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25 August 2011

All in your mind

Interesting facts, Q&A's and quotes about your brain...

Did you know although the brain registers pain from the rest of the body it can’t feel pain itself. There are no pain sensors inside the brain.

Question and Answers
Q: Do smart parents have smart kids?
A: Although there is a strong link between genes and intelligence, the changes in brain structure are not necessarily genetically predestined. The brain’s development is intimately linked to interactions with its environment.

  • A lack of sensory stimulation, lack of movement and lack of touch.
  • Exposure to electromagnetic fields, TV, computers and video games (which causes desensitisation to violence, decreased imaginative development and less interactive communication).
  • Nutritional factors such as inadequate amounts of protein, lack of essential amino acids and fatty acids, high carbohydrate and sugar diets and inadequate water consumption.
  • Rigid educational systems, inappropriate curricula and inattention to unique learning styles can also be blamed for limited development.

 
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