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It’s Classic!

September 28, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

“This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” Read More »

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Word of the Day: Axon

August 03, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

You may remember hearing something about neurons in biology, but what about today’s word of the day: axon? Read More »

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Word of the Day: Cerebellum

October 29, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Our word for today is: Cerebellum Read More »

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Basketball going through basketball hoop.

Word of the Day: Dopamine

September 29, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Imagine this: You're playing basketball; it's the last quarter. In fact, you only have 30 seconds to make the winning shot. You shoot, it soars through the air, you hear the buzzer go off...and then you see the swoosh. You just won the game for your team. How do you feel? Read More »

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girl crunching a walnut with a bowl of walnuts below her

Word of the Day: Cerebral Cortex

September 01, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

What do walnuts and our Word of the Day have in common? Well, it’s a stretch, but fun to think about. If you crack open a walnut carefully, you can see it has two “sides”—just like the human brain. And that’s where our “word of the day” comes in. Read More »

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