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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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?

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  • Can brain foods make you smarter?

    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?

    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 »

  • How Nerves Work

    How Nerves Work

    You touch a hot object and immediately drop it. It happens so quickly you don't even think about it. How does this happen? Your nervous system coordinated everything. See more »

  • 5 Memory Boosters

    5 Memory Boosters

    Although most people accept that some memory loss occurs with aging, it is also possible to take proactive steps to protect memory. Take a look at what we have uncovered about reversing the effects of memory loss with these 10 tips. See more »

  • Are teens’ brains fully developed?

    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 »

  • How to Test Your Memory

    How to Test Your Memory

    Finding out what shape your memory is in should be the first step in trying to improve it. Test your memory to find out if those memory glitches are normal. See more »

  • Test Your Brain

    Test Your Brain

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

  • What is a Concussion?

    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 »

  • What is the extrasensory brain?

    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 Teasers and Mind Games

    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 »

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