Movement

Image of a a reticulospinal neuron in a zebrafish
These cells help hit the brakes.
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Neurons and muscles communicate at specialized nodes called neuromuscular junctions.
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This furrowed structure helps you execute every move you make.
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A look at the back of your throat provides insight into the brain.
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The spinal cord is the nexus of the peripheral nervous system, the brain’s connection to the rest of the body.
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People with akinetopsia, or “motion blindness,” instead see the world as a series of freeze-frame images.
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Our senses do more than tell us when something smells sweet, or feels soft — they help us interpret our environment. This presentation will help you teach students how the brain processes our senses.
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These cells help hit the brakes.
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One of the most common types of nerve cell has been hiding secret abilities.
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An intense bout of exercise can improve mood and create a sense of euphoria — an effect popularly known as the “runner’s high.”
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Snake venom attacks your cells at their most vulnerable.
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Some say the five senses are smell, hearing, sight, touch, and taste, but those are just the major ones.
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When the difference between success and failure is a matter of inches, these cells get the call.
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3D Brain

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