Body Systems

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Do microbes living in our gastrointestinal tracts influence the way our brains work? Hear from a scientist who has been studying this question for nearly a decade.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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An icy-cool summer delight like ice cream can quickly turn into pure pain, thanks to brain freeze. But why does this happen?
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From pregnancy to parenthood, child-rearing shapes the brain.
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Sun-seeking brain cells keep the sleep cycle in balance.
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A small battery-sized device implanted into the chest delivering small zaps of electricity to the vagus nerve can make a huge impact in a patient’s wellbeing.
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Neuroscientist Denise Bellinger explains vagus nerve stimulation, its history as a medical treatment, and whether commercial VNS devices are effective and safe.
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Studying the science behind laughter reveals that the best laughs usually have nothing to do with great jokes.
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A look at the back of your throat provides insight into the brain.
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Discover the addictiveness behind video games to understand the way students are motivated.
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Explore the nervous system with this interactive tool.
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Scientists may have found the brain’s hidden waste disposal system.
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Do microbes living in our gastrointestinal tracts influence the way our brains work? Hear from a scientist who has been studying this question for nearly a decade.
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3D Brain

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