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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New perspectives on body-system connections are providing an understanding of social behavior, development, and sleep.
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Arts and crafts and brains…oh my!
  • Our Time to Learn Blog
Disrupting circadian rhythms is linked to mood disorders, and chronic illnesses. Neuroscientists are teasing apart how.
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Most people feel a little anxious when they go to the doctor. Some see their blood pressure spike. Andrew Sherwood explains why.
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Hormonal changes following delivery, coupled with the added stress of caring for an infant round-the-clock, make the postpartum a time of heightened vulnerability to depression.
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Encourage your students to take a journey through the nervous system.
  • BBC
Looking for a funky fresh way to explain the nervous system? Your students will love this neuroscience rap.
  • Flocabulary
  • 3 min
Pregnancy sculpts the brain in a way that may improve social cognition and caregiving.
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Elseline Hoekzema and her research team studied physical changes in (human) moms’ brain structure by scanning the brains of about 80 men and women
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Recent research has revealed a potential connection between the brain and the trillions of microorganisms colonizing the body.
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  • 5 min
The blood-brain barrier is your brain's first line of defense against toxins and pathogens. But it can also make treating brain illnesses complicated.
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  • 3 min
Today, neuroimaging studies are shedding light on the brain differences between trans- and cis-gender individuals.
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  • 4 min

3D Brain

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