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Word of the Day: Psychoactive Drugs

October 07, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever heard the term ”psychoactive drugs?” Drugs in this category act on the central nervous system and and alter its normal, everyday activity, causing changes in mood, awareness, and behavior. 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: Neuroscience

April 15, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Your school probably has science classes like biology and chemistry and maybe even ecology, but does it offer a class specifically on neuroscience? Read More »

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Word of the Day: Euphoria

March 24, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Euphoria: A feeling of well-being or elation. Read More »

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This picture is showing us an inside view of the brain from the top down. It compares healthy brain activity (left side, with all the red areas) with diminished brain activity in a drug user (right side).

Word of the Day: Disease

February 02, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word disease? You might think of cancer, diabetes, or epilepsy. But do you think of drug abuse? Probably not. But, for some people, drug abuse can lead to a disease called addiction. Read More »

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