2-Minute Neuroscience: Knee-jerk Reflex

2-Minute Neuroscience: Knee-jerk Reflex

Welcome to 2 minute neuroscience, where I simplistically explain neuroscience topics in 2 minutes or less. In this installment I will discuss the knee-jerk reflex. The knee-jerk reflex, also known as the patellar reflex, is a well-known example of a simple reflex arc that allows us to maintain posture and balance. Most of us have […]

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What happens when we sleep? | The Economist

What happens when we sleep? | The Economist

Every night, almost everyone on the planet enters into a state of unconsciousness and paralysis. But what is really happening inside the body when we drift off? And what’s the impact if we don’t get enough sleep? Sleep is regulated by your circadian rhythm, or body clock, located in the brain. The body clock responds […]

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Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

[MUSIC PLAYING] This is Luna. You guys know Luna. She’s my adorable labradoodle. I might be a little bit biased, but I think that dogs are pretty clever, and research has shown that dogs miss us when we’re gone, they can understand our language, and they can have optimistic or pessimistic personalities. On average, dogs […]

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Braylon Beam Is Back!

Braylon Beam Is Back!

Please welcome back Braylon and his parents Meredith and Jesse.>>[APPLAUSE] >>Somehow you’ve gotten taller since I saw you last. Right? He just keeps getting bigger and bigger.>>Yes he does. >>How are you feeling?>>I’m feeling awesome. I think this is a Panther’s year.>>I just meant about how are you feeling but okay.>>[LAUGH] >>The Panthers are good!>>Yeah, […]

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Boy Singing With Tourette’s – Original Song

Boy Singing With Tourette’s – Original Song

Sorry I am Adam, I am 16 and as you can tell I have Tourette syndrome I also have ADHD and ODC but thats different um what i am going to do today is because i am ticking quire bad right now. I wanted to sing a song for you guys So I could show […]

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[ASMR] ~Brain Melting~ Sleep Treatment (Binaural Triggers)

[ASMR] ~Brain Melting~ Sleep Treatment (Binaural Triggers)

Hi guys Welcome back. How was your day? I just hope this video can make you relax relax [repeated] relax [repeated] relax relax [repeated] relax [repeated] relax [repeated] relax relax [repeated] Actually the weather is very very dry and in L.A. How about your city’s weather? is getting cold? Oh, and also I’m very happy […]

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2-Minute Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Junction

2-Minute Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Junction

Welcome to 2 minute neuroscience, where I simplistically explain neuroscience topics in 2 minutes or less. In this installment I will discuss the neuromuscular junction. The term neuromuscular junction refers to the synapse between a motor neuron and a skeletal muscle fiber. Activity at the neuromuscular junction is essential for the contraction of skeletal muscle […]

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What Do Your Dreams Mean?

What Do Your Dreams Mean?

What Do Your Dreams Mean? The human brain can be hard to decipher sometimes. This couldn’t be more true when it comes to trying to uncover the potential meanings behind our dreams.When you go to sleep, your mind starts playing out a personalized story in your head, one that is often abstract and full of […]

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Why Do We Twitch When We’re Falling Asleep?

Why Do We Twitch When We’re Falling Asleep?

(orchestral music) – Good evening Brain Stuff. I’m Cristen Conger, and we need to have a talk about your little sleep problem. You know what I’m talking about. The one where you’re just about to fall blissfully asleep, when you suddenly feel like you’re falling as if someone threw you out of a tree. Now […]

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This Lab-Grown Brain Made a Muscle TWITCH, Here’s How

This Lab-Grown Brain Made a Muscle TWITCH, Here’s How

Scientists have just grown one of the most sophisticated mini brains in a petri dish! But even crazier, the mini brain attached itself to a spinal cord and muscle tissue that twitched! Granted, this tiny brain was about the size of a lentil, but this still holds incredible promise for the future of how we […]

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