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Resources on Brains

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

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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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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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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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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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Namrata Joshi

PhD Neuroscience

Namrata Joshi has a PhD in Neuroscience and works with Moffitt Cancer Center.
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A Taste of Heavy Metal

Heavy metal is a term for some toxic chemical elements. They can cause problems like bioaccumulation, but are useful in nuclear medicine and medical imaging.

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The Surprising Reason You Feel Awful When You're Sick

Viruses can make you feel awful! This article explains how feeling bad might be your immune system’s way of helping you heal.

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Eye vs. Camera

The human eye lets us see the world by sending impulses to our nervous system. In many ways, it is very similar to other optical devices, including cameras.

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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 Snake Venom Kills… and Saves Lives

Snake venom can be dangerous for your circulatory system, nervous system or muscular system. But it can also be very useful in medicine.

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Understanding the Teen Brain

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

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Can Chocolate Make Your Brain Work Better?

Researchers have found that consuming foods rich in flavanols is linked to more efficient blood flow, which can improve brain function.

Is feeling always believing?

Is feeling always believing?

Get your hands cold for science and explore the topic of sensory adaptation.