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.
This Is Your Brain on Love
The Science of Love Quiz

Love is all in your head -- your brain actually. Let's get down to the neurochemicals and physiology that release that swarm of butterflies.

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Reading this Article Will Green Your Brain and Other Tips

6 tips: Surf the net, visit green sites, take green quizzes, eat omega-3 fatty acids, join a green charity and bike to work for a healthier and greener brain. Learn more about greening your brain and other tips.

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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 Fat is Your Brain? Your Diet Spells the Key

    How Fat is Your Brain? Your Diet Spells the Key

    I was struck by a recent interview I watched with Dr. Oz. He spoke of how the brain needs fat to function and limiting it could spell disaster for your brain's capacity and your overall happiness. 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 »

  • This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain on...Air?

    This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain on...Air?

    The results of several studies illustrate the damage air pollution is doing to our brains, and the picture isn't pretty. 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 »

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