Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels in the blood) is associated with various cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, stroke, and myocardial infarction. Research how hypercholesterolemia develops, as well as its complications.
A common treatment for hypercholesterolemia is a class of drugs called statins. In your post, address the following questions:
Are statins the best course of treatment for hypercholesterolemia in adults? Why or why not?
Should they be prescribed to adults with hypercholesterolemia with no evidence of heart disease?
Should teenagers be prescribed statins if they are diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia? Why or why not?
Is there a better solution for these situations?
has striking resemblance is the computers hard drive and humans LTM (long term memory) this is where all data is located and information can be retrieved from them. However, research has shown that computers have a single memory storage in the form of CACHE in the CPU, (computers processing unit) Pinel theorised that humans cannot have a single memory storage as all information is processed and transferred slowly from one side to the other. The closest resemblance to this is the neuronal network attractors (Mitchell, 1993). The cerebral cortex wakes the NNA up and reactivates memory. It was using this knowledge that Ramirez et al, 2013 was able to implant a memory into a mouse’s brain. To conclude, the main thesis of this was that humans have a more extensive background of knowledge and learning that computers would not be able to match, much research agrees with this thesis, however only a few pieces of research would disagree and hypothesise that computers have matched, if not outgrown humans in cognitive processes. However, due to much of this research being based off a theoretical construct and produced in laboratories there is not a lot of strength in these. Cultural differences also come into play, as western culture may be more advanced in intelligence and technology, it would be interesting to see cultural differences being raised in some of this research. Kismet only used western cultures to portray emotions through facial expressions, if a person of Asian descent or African background used Kismet, would the computer recognise their facial expressions effectively? Cognitive psychology compares the human brain to a computer or an artificial program. This suggests that human brains are also information processors and they study the internal processes from the response humans make to a stimulus from the environment, the analogy between computers and human cognitive processes is limited as research and experiments are largely based in controlled conditions, which lack ecological validity. For example, on the Kismet project over 400 participants went to a laboratory to recreate facial expressions so the Kismet could recognise these facial expressions with emotions. However in a real life setting peoples expressions could be different to a forced expression in a laboratory setting, and there is cultural differences within facial expressions. Recreating consciousness also comes under the same criticism. Freidenberg, 2010 said “How can we create something we do not know fully exists, what cannot be proven.” The human brain is plastic and can expand with knowledge and raw data, whereas computers rely on serial processing and the data that researchers give them, it cannot gain its own knowledge. Yet the computer can do more complex tasks at the same time that is difficult for the brain. Computers and brains are different in their own right and both can do things that the other cannot do.>GET ANSWER