John A. Popp, MD
Location and Office HoursStanford Medical Center
300 Pasteur Dr
Stanford, CA 94305
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What are neurotransmitter receptors?
Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, Addiction Medicine, answeredNeurotransmitter receptors are structures (usually proteins) on the surfaces of cells that recognize and bind to specific neurotransmitters. Once bound, the receptor often changes shape, causing a cascade of chemical events within the cell. These events can alter which genes are turned on or off and can make the cell more or less likely to release its own neurotransmitters. Each type of neurotransmitter might have multiple receptors, each with a different role to play.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What is the treatment for agnosia?
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Treatment for agnosia is symptomatic and supportive. The primary cause of the disorder should be determined to treat any problems that may contribute to or result in agnosia.
This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
What are the advantages of being left-handed?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
In a way, left-handed people are smarter, because they can deal with more incoming information that doesn't come in an organized way. This is because of the way the brain develops when a baby is in its mother's womb. The left brain normally controls your right side, which is really powerful. In left-handed people, it allows the other side, the right brain, to become an equal partner.
Because left-handed people can use both sides of their brain more readily, they can process information coming into their brain in different ways more easily. That's why athletes do so well when they're left-handed. And there are a lot of presidents who have been left-handed, and there are a lot of folks who, because they can deal with a lot of complicated issues at once, work pretty effectively.
Although you may write with one hand, parts of the body on the other side, such as an eye, can still be dominant. To determine which eye is dominant, cut a pencil-sized hole in a piece of paper and hold it away from your face. Look through the hole at an object using only your right eye, then only your left. Whichever eye you can still see the object through the hole with is your dominant eye. Many people are dominant with one eye and dominant with the opposite hand.
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