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How Liver Problems Can Lead to Brain Disease

How Liver Problems Can Lead to Brain Disease

[INTRO ♪ Your brain works together with the rest of your body in lots of different ways. If things go wrong with some organs, like if your heart stops pumping, your brain’s obviously going to have a bad time. But sometimes the connection is a little less straightforward. Take the

How do drugs affect the brain? – Sara Garofalo

How do drugs affect the brain? – Sara Garofalo

Most people will take a pill, receive an injection, or otherwise take some kind of medicine during their lives, but most of us don’t know anything about how these substances actually work. How can various compounds impact the way we physically feel, think, and even behave? For the most part,

How the food you eat affects your brain – Mia Nacamulli

How the food you eat affects your brain – Mia Nacamulli

Your Brain on Food If you sucked all of the moisture out of your brain and broke it down to its constituent nutritional content, what would it look like? Most of the weight of your dehydrated brain would come from fats, also known as lipids. In the remaining brain matter,

2-Minute Neuroscience: HPA Axis

2-Minute Neuroscience: HPA Axis

Welcome to 2 minute neuroscience, where I explain neuroscience topics in 2 minutes or less. In this installment I will discuss the HPA axis. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal, or HPA, axis is best known for its role in our body’s reaction to stress. The HPA axis includes a group of hormone-secreting glands

Stroke | Nucleus Health

Stroke | Nucleus Health

A stroke occurs when the blood flow in part of your brain is blocked. After just a few minutes, the starved brain cells begin to die. Normally, the brain receives blood via two major pairs of arteries, which branch throughout brain tissue, and supply your brain cells with a constant

Why Pets Have Surprisingly Small Brains

This video was sponsored by 23andMe. Hi, this is Emily from MinuteEarth. Domestication has puppified dogs, fluffified sheep, and spotified horses – but there’s a less obvious physical change that virtually all domesticated animals share: shrunken brains. Duck brains have shrunk by about 15%, cat brains by 30%, and pig