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Re: BRAIN

Interesting topic. Keep going! I'm excited to see your research, because I've never thought about the brain development of smart animals. We always studied the complex human brain in school, but never compared to the one of an elephant for example.
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Re: BRAIN

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Wow! This is really sweet and and intresting, according to my perspective I find human beings to be thinking differently from other animals, for instance no animal has the ability to critically think and make wise decision like as opposed to human being. But I still agree that other animal tend to be smart than others, but think differently.
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Re: BRAIN

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
A good project there while trying to understand more about the brain. May be you would check on the issue of what happens for a person to run mad. otherwise, its quite a commendable work you are doing there.
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Re: BRAIN

The brain is such a fascinating organ, and your question is really interesting. I don't know if you want to explore this area of the brain, but this is a link talking about if people with bigger brains are smarter. It might not be what you are looking for, but it might help your project a bit. https://neuroscience.stanford....ain-make-you-smarter
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Re: BRAIN

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
I think that it is possible that different people have different brain sizes.
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Onesmus Mwangi (Thome) ·
i agree with You gloria people have différent size of their brain and their brain also grow differently ,anyway good work.
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Gloria Serianae (Loise) ·
well thank you guys for your ideas...i appreciate it alot
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Hezekiah Maina (Thome) ·
The blain is one of the most crucial organs in the body.The mode of thinking of a human being also depends with the mode of bringing up of a child at large.
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Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
Gens also affects the size of the brain so may be if you can study about gens.
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Wow great research! Glad to see that you are making so much progress. I think that brains can be different sizes (I know this from watching doctor TV shows). I think what is more important than the size of the brain as a whole, is the size of each part of the brain. Scientists can see smaller areas of the brain where compassion and remorse is in serial killers. I wonder if the size of your brain affects your intelligence. My sister used to say that she was smarter than me because she has a...
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Re: Why sugar is good for your memory

This is very interesting research! Many personal trainers creating diets for clients take lots and lots of time and effort to create each individual meal plan. You said there is no "one size fits all" which makes a lot of sense and is probably why these trainers take so long to make these personalized diets. It's because they have to make it especially for each person. Wish I could say more, but I'm not completely educated on this subject. Anyways, great work and good luck!
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Re: Gender different part 2

Haleigh Strickler (LFAS) ·
I never really figured that stereotypes would have that much truth to them. Really interested to see what else you find out!
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Re: Gender different part 2

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
It makes sense that the stereotypes assigned to our genders would have some truth to them, as they must have stemmed from somewhere. However, make sure to remember that the "women are better at this and men are better at this" type of thinking should always be specified as "general", as you will always find both genders in all of the categories. Do you know why it is that males brains tend to be bigger? Does it have any influence on their thinking patterns or neurological connections?
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Re: Gender different part 2

Josie Schmidt (LFAS) ·
That's really interesting! What do you think affects the personality side of women and men? Because personalities really differ between genders. thinking about the transgender presentation at the school last week i am wondering about the brain functions of someone who is biologically male but identifies as a female, or vice versa. What brain activity would they have? did you go to this presentation? if not let me know and i can pass of some information about it, i think that perspective...
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Re: Gender different part 2

Ha! That's some awesome stuff! It's pretty humbling to see, as Taylor and Haleigh pointed out, that these stereotypes are actually true. Are you planning on exploring how exactly the cultural and biological differences tie together? It would be interesting to see a post that compares the two. (Also make sure you cite the magazine a bit more! Do you know the issue number?)
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Theresa Geider: Terry Small would have a lot of info on brain health for your research. Some ideas how you can go about doing this topic is how brain health is intertwined with learning at school, how it can affect your mood, and how it affects your desicion making. Best wishes for your research Cool, I'll look into Terry Small. I definitely want to look into how it affects our ability to learn as well; I think it's very relevant. Thanks!
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Jessica Schmidt: Looking forward to this project! Here are a few ideas you can think about incorporating into the nutrition side of your project. - A comparison between the nutritional value of organic foods to the nutritional value of processed foods. - A comparison between the nutritional value of Kenyan foods to Western foods. - A comparison between the nutritional value in different culture's foods. It might be cool if you asked people (survey, maybe?) about their...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Great! I'm happy to hear you took an interest in that thought. Good luck with your nutrition endeavours!
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Dr. Stephen Ngulu (Mentor) ·
there are several phases of brain development;before birth, at infancy, at adolescence and adult hood then lastly old age. Brain development and function also occurs in a 3-dimensional interaction between genetics, environment and social factors. There are also other factors which affect the development and function of the brain, such as drugs, inapt nutrition, oxygen deprivation, brain trauma, tumors, etc. since you specifically want to look at the role nutrition plays in brain development...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

This is quite a good project you have here.Brain development is such a nice topic of interest.This project from the way it looks can take many turn, it all depends on what you want to narrow down to in this project. Nutrition is quite a wide topic and its interrelationship with brain development is also large.I think you should first come up with a list of nutrients that majorly affect brain development and maybe from this you may find a way forward on this project.It is also important to...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbmainnut.htm This is a really great website/forum for research/possibly finding a mentor. Lot's of professionals that you can communicate with, and there's a massive database of articles that you can sift through at your leisure.
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Stephen Wachira (Alumni) ·
Good project that you have.Good nutrition as very import in a child growth. first think about the type of food
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Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Dr. Stephen Ngulu (Mentor): there are several phases of brain development;before birth, at infancy, at adolescence and adult hood then lastly old age. Brain development and function also occurs in a 3-dimensional interaction between genetics, environment and social factors. There are also other factors which affect the development and function of the brain, such as drugs, inapt nutrition, oxygen deprivation, brain trauma, tumors, etc. since you specifically want to look...
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Re: Project Plan: Gender

I'm so excited for this Juolin!! For part 3, do you have any ideas for what kind of survey or experiment you might want to do? What do you hope to accomplish with that step? How and by what standards will you be comparing it to your research? Can't wait
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Re: Project Plan: Gender

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Thank you for commenting! and sorry for replying so late. For new I haven't make up my mind about what exactly I will be surveying or experimenting. But what I do know is I want to base all my survey or experiment on my research, on what I discover through the time. I want to take the knowledge I learn and try to apply it in real life. And that is what all the 3 step of my project is about, to prove that whether if my research could make sense in real life! I don't want my project to be an...
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Re: Project Plan: Gender

That sounds great!! I love that you are aiming to create a deeper meaning (or any meaning at all) out of your project, and that you want to connect it to real-life. So excited!!!!
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Re: Project Plan Cycle 1.0

I like how this project is shaping up! Splitting people into age groups is clever as well. Be careful about different variables though. You're working with the brain, so it might be practical to recognize things that could hurt your research. I'm thinking of things like differences in people (whether drastic disabilities or the variations from person to person), the vagueness of the term 'learning,' or even something like how the different places humans live naturally adjust their nutrient...
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Re: Project Plan Cycle 1.0

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Those are great points, Jessica! I'll definitely look for possible sources of error in my research.
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Re: Project Plan Cycle 1.0

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Desi, I feel like this project could somehow related to the Kenya agriculture project you just finished. I think it will be very inserting if you can link them together a little bit. Maybe digging into how the food was grow or the environment it was planted, because I do believe it will make a big difference in nutrition between the same food that are grown in different circumstances. I think this is such an interesting project! Good luck
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Re: Project Plan Cycle 1.0

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Desi,you have reminded me on something i was taught by my primary teacher on how a child just fed on porridge and potatoes turns out to be very poor in his or her performance, i also tend to believe so...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Terry Small would have a lot of info on brain health for your research. Some ideas how you can go about doing this topic is how brain health is intertwined with learning at school, how it can affect your mood, and how it affects your desicion making. Best wishes for your research
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Looking forward to this project! Here are a few ideas you can think about incorporating into the nutrition side of your project. - A comparison between the nutritional value of organic foods to the nutritional value of processed foods. - A comparison between the nutritional value of Kenyan foods to Western foods. - A comparison between the nutritional value in different culture's foods. It might be cool if you asked people (survey, maybe?) about their own cultures. Good luck, and feel free...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Looking forward to seeing where this project goes. You could try looking into how crash diets effect brain development, or even just cutting out certain foods. I think the brain is still developing until we are about 18-25 years old. With pressures of society, more teens are dieting and trying to get a "perfect" figure. So bad diets may be having negative effects on brain development in teens. I don't know if this is the direction you want to go in, but it could be something cool to look...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks for your comment, Emily! There are definitely a lot of fad diets out there and I think critiquing them is a really great idea.
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Re: the brain

Rose Mwangi (Loise) ·
I tend to think everything works normally as one is awake ...the only thing that's affected is hearing that can only sense the alarming sounds. You might consider waking someone who is asleep and giving her some instructions to do work. Maybe he/she can do it better or worse or normally when he/she is awake.
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Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
what happens is that the brain is not functioning .
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Re: the brain

Great question ! There are different stages of sleep; REM sleep is the stage where the majority of dreaming happens. In this stage the brain cuts off movement to the body (not including internal organ's and the eyeballs, in fact REM sleep is name so because of the movement of the eye balls under their lids. REM stands for R apid E ye M ovement) so that one does not act out his or her dream. Here are some good references: http://www.sleepmedinc.com http://my.clevelandclinic.org...
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Re: the brain

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
I got an EEG ( electroencephalogram ) when I was at the hospital and for parts of the test I had to fall asleep, or at least try to. It shows all the movement of the brain when sleeping. You could find EEG's or images of the results of them online good luck!
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Re: Science of Imagination

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Imagination seems like something you can't quantify, but this this research seems to come close to it, which I find very interesting. You mentioned the line, " Our findings move us closer to understanding how the organization of our brains sets us apart from other species." Have you been able to find any studies where a similar process was applied to another species?
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Re: Science of Imagination

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
you might find these studies interesting. They conducted some tests of jazz musicions performing improv in MRIs and parts of their prefrontal cortex actually shuts down. http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/news/.../Pages/02_26_08.aspx https://www.psychologytoday.co...he-prefrontal-cortex
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Re: Brain

Former Member ·
these are some great questions. the link I have attached is for a video about remembering and forgetting, i'm not sure how well it will answer your questions but it may be an interesting place to start. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVWbrNls-Kw
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Re: Brain

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
The brain stores memories in two different ways. The first is short-term memory: this memory is processed in the pre-frontal lobe of the brain. Some of the memory is converted over to long term memory(second time of memory storage) in the hippocampus, a deeper part of the brain. The hippocampus takes simultaneous memories from different sensory areas of the brain and combines them into a single "episode." The medulla oblongata controls many of the autonomic functions. The nervous system is...
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Re: Brain

Megan Courtney (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Wow! That is very interesting. Spinal cord research plays a huge role in assisting those who are paraplegic and quadraplegic. By severing their spinal cord a person can become either paraplegic or quadraplegic (depending on how close to the neck the injury is). It is amazing how one part of the body can play such a huge role in our ability to move!
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Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
That topic is nice you should venture to the would of biology .
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Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
This is so intriguing. Reading this comment really makes me think about other parts of the body and that if, if the spinal cord plays such a big role in the body, imagine what other parts of the body are doing. The body does many amazing things.
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Re: BRAIN

Kaltuma Abdi ·
Drugs can easily affect our brain and can even make our mind to stop functioning.It can damage our cells and cause the brain of a person not to work normal.
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Re: BRAIN

Good question . I think drugs such as marijuana and heroin have similar chemical messengers fooling the brain into send abnormal messages (ex. instruct the brain to release dopamine). I look forward to what you find out in your project.
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Re: BRAIN

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
I have always been interested in the brain, it's so fascinating. Last year, I had a seizure which is an incident of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Someone told me that seizures can be led on by drug overdose, however, I have never done drugs before. Drugs can have many negative effects on the brain=( I am looking forward to your research!
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 2

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Holy crap, that's a lot of information. Good job Desi! What would the suggested dosage be for the iodine supplements, and do you know what the effects of excess iodine would result in?
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 2

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks, that's a great question, Paige. It is recommended that pregnant women receive 220 micrograms of iodine a day,and 290 mcg if they are breastfeeding. Most table salt nowadays is iodized and iodine can also be found in foods such as cod and yogurt, so supplements are not needed for many people as a sufficient amount of iodine can be provided from a healthy diet. However, certain areas have endemic iodine deficiency as a result of low iodine levels in the soil of the region. In these...
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