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Word of the Day: Limbic System

March 15, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA’s Glossary defines the limbic system as “a set of brain structures that generates our feelings, emotions, and motivations. It is also important in learning and memory.” Read More »

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brain scans

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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Picture of an axon

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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a girl balancing on beam

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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