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« on: 11/05/2007 22:41:17 »
Could thinking too hard, destroy brain cells?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 11/05/2007 22:43:33 »
Hmm.. I think it'll make more brain cells to get you thinking!! Also, doing a brainteaser before an exam helps your brain running, so I'm not sure..
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/05/2007 19:16:47 »
Not unless you have Alzheimer's

"The more you think the better the brain works" has been my experience.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 14/05/2007 00:01:00 »
That be my experience also Jim Bob
 

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« Reply #4 on: 14/05/2007 03:23:47 »
but does anyone else get headaches if they think too hard? i always got headaches during math exams
 

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« Reply #5 on: 14/05/2007 04:59:41 »
Nope not me..
 

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« Reply #6 on: 14/05/2007 16:41:17 »
karen where do u take exams at? aernt u a bit old tho?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 14/05/2007 16:51:43 »
It's called college. You go to it after high school.

Well, maybe not you... :)
 

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« Reply #8 on: 15/05/2007 00:59:42 »
i'm the one who said that, not karen. lol. i had them in high school and college. any other tests i was fine. maybe it's because i was stressed out about math tests. i'm so horrible at it.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 15/05/2007 04:10:59 »
karen where do u take exams at? aren't u a bit old tho?

LOL Actually, I have been Attending college since 2001 in attempt to get a Bachelors degree..at 41 years old.. I was finding it quite hard with three kids a husband and a full time Job and a house to maintain as well as after work meetings prep for my kids classes as well as my preschool kids ..  quite a struggle especially trying to find time for 6 to 8 more hours a week just for labs! ...LOL.. I know all about school and work and motherhood and labs and exams and being 46 years old and trying to keep up with all you young whippersnappers! You exhaust me..LOL Especially after all is a said and done! LOL

And Tony You are Never too OLD to take exams or go to school or educate your self and keep learning! NEVER..I will be learning until the day they close the box over me head.. and I dare them to try before I am ready!!! LOL I have worked too hard to stop now...!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 15/05/2007 10:33:50 »
Well said Karen. I started my BA in psychology when I was in my 40s and got my PhD in my 50s. I definitely agree that the more you think, the better your brain works.

Incidentally, I read in The Times recently that research shows that rolling your eyes 30 times when you wake up helps you think better. So, get rolling!   ::)
 

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« Reply #11 on: 22/05/2007 18:08:07 »
lol
 

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« Reply #12 on: 22/05/2007 18:38:32 »
Okay, Okay....continuing education is for most adults who choose to go after their Masters and PHDs....some of us have acquired a higher education, but would like to tackle their Masters....but wish to go after it in another field of expertise!

At work I am always taking test for new laws that have passed, procedures/policies, and standards....you will never be through with tests...life itself is a test! 
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« Reply #13 on: 22/05/2007 18:46:25 »
Kadie, I get headaches from thinking too much....LOL  Strain the Brain!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 22/05/2007 19:56:36 »
lol
 

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« Reply #15 on: 22/05/2007 22:33:24 »
Yes.. Well..

What weighs more, a ton of feathers or a ton of steel?









































































































Answer is... They both weigh the same! ;)
 

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« Reply #16 on: 22/05/2007 22:42:17 »
A ton is a ton of course, of course!  LOL
 

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« Reply #17 on: 22/05/2007 22:43:06 »
A ton is a ton of course, of course!  LOL

unless, it's a tonne!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 22/05/2007 23:03:56 »
LOL so true! 
 

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« Reply #19 on: 23/05/2007 02:41:17 »
Yes.. Well..

What weighs more, a ton of feathers or a ton of steel?

Answer is... They both weigh the same! ;)

Not if you are talking about volume.

Tons (in maritime usage) can refer to volume as well as weight:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton#Units_of_volume
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The freight ton or measurement ton is a unit of volume used for describing ship capacities (tonnage) or cargo. One measurement ton is equal to:
  • 40 cubic feet
  • 1.481(481) cubic yards (the "481" digit sequence repeats infinitely)
  • 1,132.67386368 litres
  • 1.13267386368 cubic metres
The measurement ton is abbreviated as M/T, MT, or MTON, which can cause it to be confused with the metric ton.

The register ton is also a unit of volume used for the cargo capacity of a ship, defined as 100 cubic feet (roughly 2.83 cubic metres). It is often abbreviated GRT for gross registered ton. It is known as a tonneau de mer in Belgium, but, in France, a tonneau de mer is 1.44 cubic metres or about 1.88 cubic yards.

The Panama Canal net ton, a unit of volume used for billing for ships going through the Panama Canal, is the same as the register ton. The fee for example in the 1990s was roughly a couple USD for each unit.

The water ton was formerly used in Great Britain and equal to 224 imperial gallons (the volume occupied by a mass of one long ton under the conditions which define the imperial gallon).
 

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« Reply #20 on: 18/07/2007 18:56:08 »
To answer the original question of whether thinking too hard destroys brain cells:

I guess it depends on the amount of energy your brain consumes when you're in the thinking mode. Just like your electronic household appliances, they get blown up if the current/voltage exceeds the required amps/volts. Your brain cells may overload when your thinking consumes too much energy, more than some cells can handle. In that case, these cells could be killed, not from thinking, but from the lack of sufficient energy input to sustain their functionality.

That's my two cents, but I'm in no way an expert on this subject, and am ready to stand corrected.
 

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