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Posts tagged nervous system

August 1, 2014

 

A computer hard drive

Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's, a brain disorder associated with memory loss, is caused when plaque accumulates on neurons, killing the cells off and causing brain shrinkage.

October 2, 2013

 

crowd of people in a theater

What Is Cottonmouth?

Here's the scene. The audience is waiting with bated breath, you're just about to give a speech, and suddenly you notice your mouth is dry as sawdust. Why?

May 21, 2013

 

The box jelly has a distinctive four-sided structure

The Alien ‘Brain’ Of The Box Jelly

The box jelly has evolved a central nervous system unlike any other animal on Earth.

August 17, 2011

 

fingertips with a rainbow

You’re Getting On My Nerves! What Is The Two-Point Threshold?

Try this interesting experiment! This psychological phenomenon is known as the two-point threshold, and it can be used to test for nerve damage.

January 25, 2011

 

Children's painted handprints

Why Do My Hands And Feet Sweat So Much?

Why do hands and feet sweat so much? How do hormones and the nervous system control the body's cooling system?

August 25, 2010

 

chili pepper

The Spicy Pepper Diet & Weight Loss

Have you ever tried the Spicy Pepper Diet?

July 6, 2010

 

An elephant teeters on an edge to reach a treat.

Larger Animals Have Slower Reflexes

According to a new study, larger animals tend to react much more slowly to physical stimuli than smaller animals.

July 21, 2009

 

Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai

Musicians: Biologically Better at Identifying Emotion in Sound?

Recent studies have shown that people with musical training are better at picking out emotional cues in sound than people without the same musical background.

November 14, 2008

 

Scraped-finger

Rub-a-Dub-Dub—but Why Do We Rub?

What is the next thing you do after you cry a little and flinch -- well rub the area where you got the ouch? Why do that?

July 6, 2008

 

Mosquito bites on leg

The Itchy Truth

Have you ever stopped to wonder, mid-scratch, exactly why scratching is so effective against itching? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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