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Brain & Central Nervous System

The brain performs an incredible number of tasks and nervous system is a network of specialized tissues that regulates thoughts, sensations, basic body functions and more. Explore the many functions of the brain & the central nervous system.

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Brain Teasers and Mind Games

A healthy brain works better longer, keeping memory accurate and thought processes clear. Learn more about the benefits and options of brain teasers and mind games on your health.


Scientists Discover Your Brain Makes Fructose

Yep. It's tricky like that. See more »

What is a Concussion?

Learn to recognize the symptoms of a concussion and what causes them. Worried that your child has a concussion? Learn the symptoms of a concussion and how to treat it. See more »

Test Your Brain

How smart are you? Take this quick brain test to peek inside the power of your brain. See more »

Are teens’ brains fully developed?

Teens brains really function differently than adult brains. Learn about the development of teens’ brains in this article. See more »

What is the extrasensory brain?

Whenever you delve into the realm of the paranormal, you're bound to feel the heat of argument between skeptics and believers. Why not end the argument once and for all and locate the part of the brain that may (or may not) control ESP? See more »

Brain Fitness Pictures

Having brain fitness is just as important as having physical fitness, but many people don't know how to train their brain. Check out this gallery on brain fitness and how you can train your brain. See more »

Memory

Memory, the mental process of bringing into the conscious mind material that has been learned and retained. See more »

Can brain foods make you smarter?

Instead of just giving in to your food cravings, how about nourishing your brain? Take a look at the foods that kick-start your smarts. Here's a hint -- that candy bowl's not going to help. See more »

How does the body make electricity -- and how does it use it?

Everything we do is controlled and enabled by electrical signals running through our bodies. But how are those signals produced, and what happens when your electrical system breaks down? See more »

Brain Teasers and Mind Games

A healthy brain works better longer, keeping memory accurate and thought processes clear. Learn more about the benefits and options of brain teasers and mind games on your health. See more »