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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 »

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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Word of the Day: Cerebellum

October 29, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Our word for today is: Cerebellum Read More »

Basketball going through basketball hoop.

Word of the Day: Dopamine

September 29, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Since we posted this blog 10 years ago, science has evolved about the role of dopamine. See the updated post. Read More »

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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