Many people suffer from peripheral neuropathy. About 20 million people in the United States are reported to have the disorder. And peripheral neuropathy is particularly common among individuals suffering from certain diseases. For instance, among those with diabetes, peripheral neuropathy affects 60-70% of the group. Alcoholics also tend to suffer from the disease.
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How common is peripheral neuropathy?
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What are neuroinformatics?
Discovery Health answered
Neuroinformatics collects information available on the brain and places it on the Internet in a form that is usable. The data include models of neuron behavior, images and maps of the genes that are "turned on" in different brain regions. By making the data searchable and sharable, brain researchers can benefit from each other's work, which can lead to more discoveries.
What can cause deja vu?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredOne theory on deja vu is that hyperactive neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine) that help shuttle information into both short-term memory and long-term memory centers change lanes. The visual memory you are seeing for the first time ends up getting sent directly into long-term memory before it's processed into short-term memory. The result? Your brain "recalls" the image from the long-term memory storage area, which tells you it's a memory from the past, not the present. Deja vu!
Another deja vu theory is that these been-there-done-that feelings are a result of one eye sending information to the brain faster than the other. Almost everyone has a dominant eye. If the stronger eye sends information to the subconscious before both eyes focus and register the input as a conscious experience, your brain will tell you, "I've seen that before." You have, but only a nanosecond ago. Or, maybe you've just "seen" it on the computer or TV.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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