http://www.brainconnection.com/library/?main=bbhome/main (easy to understand neurology site - system
http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/omd/ (general terms defined)
(herbal medicine terms)
http://www.jump.net/~fdietz/glossary.htm (collation of dictionaries on many topics, medical and other)
|Brain - easy to understand overview
|This first link is a video showing that
brain undergoes a major growth spurt just before
puberty - especially in frontal lobe.
Could this be why so many autistic children develop epilepsy at
puberty? If neural connections have been severed, would that not
interfere with this process?
Interestingly, in the accompanying article on this topic (link 2), the
cerebellum is said to continue to grow at least until age 20 and that it
does not seem to be as impacted by genetics as is the corpus collosum, for
example. It is believed the cerebellum is thus perhaps more
impacted by "environmental factors". Interesting indeed.
Mercury and aluminum certainly would be "environmental factors".
Note that the cerebellum is said to be involved
in coordination of both motor functions and cognitive functions...
that is, in the organization of our thoughts and motions!
Very interesting indeed given that those with autism and Alzheimer's have
serious issues in these areas!
It is believed the brain also reorganizes at
puberty (link 3). Again, I can not help but wonder if
this is associated with the fact that autistic children often develop
epilepsy at puberty.