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Ericsson Paper: Motor Learning

... to a large extent the role of genetics, in which Ericsson reasons that there has been no great correlations between the attainment of superior performance and inherited traits. The purpose of this paper is to show agreement with Ericsson's theory, but only to the extent that deliberate practice is just one of many factors which must be included in order to gain expert status. Also, the task at hand can be a major determinant of how large a role practice plays in improvement. For example, in endurance sports such as marathon running, ...

Number of words: 286 | Number of pages: 2

Suicide - Is Suicide Wrong?

... decision: whether they should fight the Roman army or find another means of winning. Winning a physical battle against the Roman legions would have been impossible for the Jews, thus they opted to try and win the mental battle by taking their own lives. The five to one ratio of Romans to Jews made it impossible for the Jews to try and win in combat. Eleazar figured that it would be best for his people to take the victory away from the Romans by robbing them of their glory. Eleazar's plan was a success and history may well justify th ...

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What Effect Does Aging Have On Memory?

... et al., 1993) Heringís words illustrate the importance of memory in mental life. Normal ageing is a gradual process that brings about changes to the human body and mind. The belief that mental abilities decline with age is a well documented phenomena. The effect of normal ageing on the ability to remember is the topic of this essay. However, it is important to note that more extreme dibilities associated with old age that affect memory (such as Alzheimerís disease) do have similarities with the effects of normal ageing - Nebes (1992) stated th ...

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Herpes

... then dissappears. Herpes 2 comes back again and again. Treatment Herpes should be treated by a doctor for many reasons. Treatments are aimed at easing pain, more so than curing the disease. How it is spread Herpes is spread by direct contact with the Herpevirus. A virus inside the sores. If you touch a sore with any area were the skin is thin, (eyes, mouth or genitals), the Herpevirus is spread. Herpes can be spread even when the sore is not visible. Herpes victims with the sore in on place can infect themselves in others. Symtoms Th ...

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Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

... for patients who mostly ritualize) and obsessives (those who think of something over and over again) rarely have rituals or thoughts about nuetral questions or behaviors. What are their rituals about? There are several possible ways to list symptoms of OCD. All sources agree that the most common preoccupations are dirt (washing, germs, touching), checking for safety or closed spaces (closets, doors, drawers, appliances, light switches), and thoughts, often thoughts about unacceptable violent, sexual, or crude behavior. When the thoughts ...

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The Worlds Fight Against Microbes

... host is not known. All forms of viral hemorrhagic fever begin with fever and muscle aches, and depending on the particular virus, the disease can progress until the patient becomes deathly ill with respiratory problems, severe bleeding, kidney problems, and shock. The severity of these diseases can range from a mild illness to death (CDC I). The Ebola virus is a member of a family of RNA (ribonucleic acid) viruses known as filoviruses. When these viruses are magnified several thousand times by an electron microscope they have the appearanc ...

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The Effects Of Teenage Alcoholism

... health problems among young people and often has serious consequences. Alcohol makes it very hard for students to learn and can often cause memory loss. Alcohol turns off the brainís review of what a student learned during school. It slows rapid eye movement while they sleep during which their dreams process what they have learned. The slowing down of eye movement can also cause lack of sleep. Since the brain wonít be able to review what happened in one day they will not be able to remember what they have learned.[ Coping with] Alcohol als ...

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Abortion: Complicated Issue With Moral, Political, Ethical, Religious And Economic Factors

... insides. Then the doctor inspects to make sure the vacuum got all the material out. The whole process takes about 10 minutes and the patient only needs local anesthetic. Such a simple medical procedure one would think what are the problems with a woman wanting to abort her baby? Many of the objectors to abortion (known as a either Right to Life organization, or the Pro Life Organization) do so because of religious beliefs. They believe that the fetus is a person whom has a soul, and according to their religion killing a person with a ...

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Drugs And Steroids In Sports

... doctors aware the epidemic that would follow in the next century. Anabolic steroids, developed in the 1930's in Europe, are drugs that help to build new body tissue quickly, but with drastic side effects. Anabolic means the ability to promote body growth and repair body tissue. It comes from the Greek word anabolikos meaning "constructive." Steroids are basically made up of hormones. One woman training to make the 1984 US women's basketball team used them, her muscles started to bulge, her voice grew deeper, and she even had the beginn ...

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Abortion

... our concern for the life of an individual human being? The unborn human is still a human life and not all the wishful thinking of those advocating repeal of abortion laws, can alter this. Those of us who would seek to protect the human who is still to small to cry aloud for it's own protection, have been accused of having a 19th Century approach to life in the last third of the 20th Century. But who in reality is using arguments of a bygone Century? It is an incontrovertible fact of biological science - Make no Mistake - that from t ...

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Prolonged Preservation Of The Heart Prior To Transplantation

... perfectly with the brain-dead man's in Florida. This seems like an excellent opportunity for a heart transplant. However, a transplant is currently not a viable option for the Oregon man since he is separated by such a vast geographic distance from the organ. Scientists and doctors are currently only able to keep a donor heart viable for four hours before the tissues become irreversibly damaged. Because of this preservation restriction, the donor heart is ultimately given to someone whose tissues do not match up as well, so there is a grea ...

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Melatonin And The Pineal Gland

... By slowing down and speeding up their metabolisms, it tells them when to fatten up for hibernation, and when to wake up from hibernation in the spring. Melatonin is the hormone that controls not only when we feel sleepy, but the rate at which we age, when we go through puberty, and how well our immune systems fend off diseases. Being set in the middle of our brains, the pineal gland has no direct access to sunlight. Our eyes send it a message of how much sunlight they see, and when it's dark. The sunlight prohibits the gland fro ...

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