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Lain

When you get sick in the head, your head is really sick?

Toko

The brain isn’t the only part of the body involved in mental illness, but it is very important. We know that many types of disease occur because of trauma to the brain.

Lain

When the brain is injured, something is broken?

Toko

The human brain is very complex, and there are many things we don’t understand about it. We know that some parts of the brain seem to have a certain function. We know a little about where and when things take place in the brain.

Lain

Memories are stored in the hippocampus.

Toko

Yes. There is the frontal lobe and the occipital lobe, and there are many other parts of the brain that have different functions. Many chemical processes take place in the brain. When they do, a lot of information is exchanged.

Lain

That’s how the brain gets sick?

Toko

Sometimes the brain does get sick that way. If there is an abnormal change in the brain’s chemical process, or if the parts of the brain responsible for processing information are physically damaged and not working properly, there could be disease. We call this kind of disease organic psychosis. Is this hard to understand?

Lain

I understand. People have their brainwaves tested and have CAT scans to check for it.

Toko

Are they teaching you that at school already? Did you teach yourself?

Lain

I checked it out on the Web. I had a test done before, and I was curious.

Toko

Lain, if you’re doing all this research, you don’t have to see me.

Lain

No, it’s not like that. I learn a lot from you. It isn’t like the things I learn from books.

Toko

I’m sorry, Lain. I’m not feeling very well.

Lain

Is there brain research at this research center?

Toko

Yes.

Lain

What kind of research?

Toko

I’m not a specialist and I don’t work in that area, so I can’t say anything specifically.

Lain

But it’s on the Web. All sorts of research takes place.

Toko

Lain, can I ask you a favor? I’m not feeling very well. Can we end for today?

Lain

I’m sorry, Toko-san.


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