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Nervous System

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Biology

Brain and Neurons

Students will learn about some important structures found in the human body’s nervous system along with their functions.
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Brain and Neurons

3D illustration of a human brain

Resources on Brains

Resource page including articles, videos, and career profiles related to brains.
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Resources on Brains

Biology

Testing Reaction Time with Rulers

Test your reaction time by catching a ruler.
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Testing Reaction Time with Rulers

X-ray image of head in hands

Stress and the Brain

Stress is more than a feeling. Understanding the importance of stress can help you to manage it. It can even lead to an improvement in your mood and how you think!
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Stress and the Brain

Do you see a face in that electric socket? (michaeljmc, iStockPhoto)

Facial Recognition and the Brain

Learn how your brain recognizes faces and why you sometimes see them in places they don’t exist!
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Facial Recognition and the Brain

Field of tobacco plants, which are a source of nicotine

How do alkaloids cause addiction?

Alkaloids are found in some of the most addictive substances that humans consume. What are alkaloids, and how do they cause addiction?
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How do alkaloids cause addiction?

Abstract image of brain connections

Neurons: The Building Blocks of Your Brain

How does your brain allow you to do and experience so much? It’s all because of the building blocks of your brain - neurons!
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Neurons: The Building Blocks of Your Brain

Is feeling always believing?

Is feeling always believing?

Get your hands cold for science and explore the topic of sensory adaptation.
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Is feeling always believing?

How fast can you react?

How fast can you react?

What is a reflex? Test your reaction time and find out why reflexes are important in this challenge activity.
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How fast can you react?

How do movies move?

How do movies move?

Explore the concept of persistence of vision in this hands on activity.
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How do movies move?

3D representation of a portion of human female brain

Clay-Adams Brain

This brain model helped doctors better explain things to their patients. Learn about this Ingenium artifact and make your own version using 3D printing!
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Clay-Adams Brain

Looking at a donut and a brain through a magnifying glass

How Sugar Affects the Brain

Consuming sugary foods and drinks activates your brain’s reward system - the same system that can cause addiction.
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How Sugar Affects the Brain

Rendering of the human brain

Brain Architecture

The human brain has many different parts. Each one plays a different function. But they all work together to manage complex thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
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Brain Architecture

Like trees, brains grow and develop

Understanding the Teen Brain

Teen brain development prepares teens for adulthood, but also affects their emotions.
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Understanding the Teen Brain