‘Unfair’ crossword clues for Hindu children ‘can kill them’
A new study published in the journal Neurology found that children aged between 2 and 4 years old were at risk of having a brain injury when they were challenged with an unusual crossword puzzle.
In the study, researchers led by Dr. Harshad Singh, a neurologist at the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, compared brain scans of 12 children with mild brain injury who had been challenged with the puzzle in their school.
In one test, children were asked to complete the puzzle and a second test was given with a different set of instructions.
After completing the puzzle, the children were given MRI scans and the scans were analyzed for brain activity.
“In both tests, we observed abnormalities in the right temporal lobe, including abnormal activity in the anterior cingulate cortex, which is known to be important in planning for later cognitive tasks,” Dr. Singh told The Hindu.
“We also found abnormal activity of a region of the cerebellum, which controls the body’s breathing.”
The cerebellar areas are the seat of the brain’s motor and emotional functions, as well as the parts that control muscle movement.
The cerebello-cerebellar junction, a large, blood-filled junction between the brain and the body, is responsible for connecting the cerebrum, the spinal cord, the muscles, and the autonomic nervous system.
The researchers also found abnormalities in other brain areas, including the anterior hypothalamus, which plays a role in controlling hunger and appetite, and limbic regions, which are involved in emotion and cognition.
Dr. Singh said that the cerebros, and not the cerebrae, were most vulnerable to injury.
“There is a possibility that this cerebres could be injured because of the fact that the brain is very sensitive to injury,” he said.
“It may be that there is an imbalance between cerebric activity and the cerebro-cebric junction, which might lead to an imbalance of cerebular and cerebellonic activity, leading to an impairment of the ability to control food intake and an impairment in motor function.”
This is very serious.
“Dr. Kumar Gupta, the lead author of the study and a neurology resident at the Johns Hopkins University School of Ophthalmology, said that while the study was small, the findings were interesting and could be of benefit to families and carers.”
Dr Singh said he hopes to continue his work in this area.””
This type of study is very important because it may have some role in the development of the new diagnostic tools.”
Dr Singh said he hopes to continue his work in this area.
“I think that this study shows that there are some interesting things that can be learned from this, which I hope will help us better understand how the brain processes and stores information,” he told The Huffington Post India.