The mouse embryos depicted in this image highlight each of these tissues in blue. The image on the left shows the neural tube, which will form the brain and spinal cord. The middle image highlights tissue that will develop into all of the body’s internal organs, and the right image shows tissue that will later become hair, skin, and teeth.
Just three types of embryonic tissue develop into the vast array of cells in our bodies.
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Whether they end up feathered, scaled, or hairy, all animals start out as a smooth ball of cells known as an embryo.
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Research in rats suggests excessive media consumption at a young age can hurt brain development.
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Your brain births new cells all the time. Here’s how it works.
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What is the benefit of pruning the brain?
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Can your teens tell the difference between their brain and an adult brain?
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How much does the brain develop after birth? How do human brains develop compared to other animals?
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Why does author John Ratey call exercise "Miracle Grow for the brain"?
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With just a roll of the dice your students will learn about how every day choices can affect their brain development.
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Scientists are harnessing the brain’s own hormones to help treat the symptoms of autism.
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Just three types of embryonic tissue develop into the vast array of cells in our bodies.
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Scientists are rushing to uncover the mysterious connection between the Zika virus and brain disorders like microcephaly.
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Can a frightening experience during pregnancy affect the development of an unborn child’s brain?

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.