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Whether or not there is truth to this theory, a ketogenic diet cannot 'eliminate ADHD symptoms'. ADHD is an impairment of executive functioning. Executive dysfunction is thought to be linked to a deficit in dopamine, as well as functional frontal lobe pathology. (1) There are certainly other theories as to what causes the disorder, and they are likely a ...


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I'm afraid to say that straight answers to your question, which is of an entirely general nature, would be unlikely to be forthcoming, since the answers you're looking for are referenced to highly specific questions. If I were asked where to look for data, my response would be to ask "data relating to what?". If I received the reply, "relating to this and ...


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I think it is safe to say that we simply don't understand nearly enough (anything?) about the neural basis of qualia / experience to be able to give a satisfying answer to this question. That said, at least in the case of human experience, most neuroscientists would agree that if there is any centralized locus of experience it is the brain, and although the ...


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To answer your question #5: "Why are ions being pumped in and out of the axon in such a way to propagate an action potential? As AliceD's answer provided, the ions during an action potential are not being pumped, and don't even need to be pumped, but just passively flow into or out of the axon due to the forces of electricity and diffusion. As an ...


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My knowledge of the neurobiology of pleasure (aka, hedonia, hedonic happiness, happiness, "liking", reward, etc.) is admittedly lacking, but I'd contend that this is mostly true because we actually know very little about how pleasure is instantiated in the brain. So the answer to your question is that we don't know! First of all, mesolimbic dopamine seems ...



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