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Corpus callosum

The thick band of about 200 million nerve fibres connecting the left and right hemispheres.

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Homeostasis

The state of balance in the body's metabolism.

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Fight or flight response

An organism's survival response, readying the body for action.

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Aphasia

The impairment of language cause by damage to the brain (usually by stroke).

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Anomia

Partial or complete loss of the ability to recall names.

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Agrammatism

Verbal communication that lacks grammar - BROCA'S APHASIA.

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Characteristics of Broca's Aphasia

- Speech is non-fluent
- Anomia
- Articulation difficulties and words may be mispronounced
- Agrammatism
- Difficulty writing
- May be mild comprehension difficulties

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Characteristics of Wernicke's Aphasia

- Speech is fluent
- Anomia
- Nonsense words are used
- Difficulty understanding both written and spoken language
- Difficulty producing both written and spoken language that makes sense to others

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Homunculus

Artificially made dwarf-fetus

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Spatial neglect

Disorder in which the person affected systematically ignores visual stimuli on one side of their body. Usually occurs through brain damage on the posterior right parietal lobe.