The Brain’s Hunger/Satiety Pathways and Obesity, Animation

Food intake and energy expenditure must be balanced to maintain a healthy body weight. This balance is kept by the central nervous system, which controls feeding behavior and energy metabolism. Several brain systems are involved, including the brainstem which receives neuronal inputs from the digestive tract, and the hypothalamus which picks up hormonal and nutritional signals from the circulation. These…

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Marijuana Effects on the Brain, the Goods and the Bads, Animation.

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, among other names, is a preparation of the Cannabis sativa plant – the hemp plant, intended for recreational and medicinal uses. Marijuana can be consumed by smoking, inhaling, or mixing with food. The main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects sought by recreational users, is delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinol, or THC. The Cannabis…

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Human Brain Prefers Pitch

Our study is looking at the brain mechanisms that are thought to support auditory pitch perception and compares those mechanisms between old-world macaque monkeys and humans. Just to compare how the brains of these two species handle sound signals. And we discovered that the monkeys have very different mechanisms in their brains — a very different organization for handling sounds…

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Chicago Med – Is Robin OK? (Episode Highlight)

♪ – Uh, honey, what’s going on? Why are you up? ♪ – Seriously, who can sleep through that? ♪ – Through what? – The rats. My God, it’s like nails on a chalkboard. This–this whole city must be infested. ♪ Can’t you hear them? ♪

Mechanism of Drug Addiction in the Brain, Animation.

Addiction is a neurological disorder that affects the reward system in the brain. In a healthy person, the reward system reinforces important behaviors that are essential for survival such as eating, drinking, sex, and social interaction. For example, the reward system ensures that you reach for food when you are hungry, because you know that after eating you will feel…

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Man Grows Tumor With Teeth Inside Testicles

Can you imagine being told that you have a monster growing inside you? One day you start to feel pain and that pain only gets worse.So you make an appointment to see a doctor. Fast-forward a few weeks and something is removed from you. That thing, the surgeons say, is like a tiny malformed person that was growing in your…

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Jamie – My story of depression

Well my name is Jamie Banks and I’m from New Plymouth. As you can see I’m a little bit Asian and actually I thought I was half Chinese up until I was about 22 years old and then I found out I was actually quarter Chinese and Quarter Spanish, so that was a bit of a revelation. I was a…

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Blood Brain Barrier, Animation

The blood-brain barrier refers to the highly selective permeability of blood vessels within the central nervous system. The barrier controls, in a precise manner, substances that can enter or leave the nervous tissue. It helps maintain the stable state, or homeostasis, of brain tissue, amid the fluctuations of circulating substances in the blood, many of which can act as neurotransmitters…

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