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Emotional Decision-Making: The Corpus Callosum

Emotional Decision-Making: The Corpus Callosum
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Why do men turn the radio down when they realize they’re lost while driving? Why do women take so long to choose a shampoo? The answer is the same… 

Emotional Decision-Making: The Corpus Callosum

The Corpus Callosum is by definition, just a bundle of fibers underneath the brain’s cortex. But, they have one very important function – they facilitate inter-hemispherical communication. The Corpus Callosum is the largest white matter component of the brain. This section is responsible for transmitting signals from one side of the brain to the other.

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  • Disorders of the Corpus Callosum occur in the fetal stage of life. Disorders like Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, and partial callosal agenesis occur when part or all of the Corpus Callosum do not develop.
  • MS, or Multiple Sclerosis is an awful disease that affects white matter of the brain.
  • Neurodegenerative diseases from alcohol consumption, drugs, stress or other harmful tendencies are shown to slowly wear away your while matter.
  • White matter hyperintensities, such as leukoaraiosis, are changes in the white matter. This typically occurs in seniors or people with vascular issues.

 

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Alex Glenn

Alex Glenn

Hey everyone, I'm Alex. I'm not a physician, and I don't have a masters degree. I just want to help people in the way I know how - using technology and relationships to make information more accessible. I founded Betteryears with the hope to fill a gap in the way brain health information is distributed and absorbed. Enjoy!