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Bending your brain: What is neuroplasticity?

Your brain is a muscle. Likewise with all other muscles in your body, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. Neuroplasticity is the idea that your brain is flexible, which can adapt as a response to experience: It changes constantly to meet the demands of the body. 1,089 more words


Connecting your neurons

Neurons are not just reams of wire coursing through your body.  The average length of a neuron is approximately 0.1 millimetre, although some can stretch to over a metre long! 621 more words


Action potentials- creating your electricity

Action potentials are one of my favourite topics of neuroscience. Once you get down to the small details, what seemed incredibly complex is infact relatively simple! 914 more words


Channeling Pain

Published in ASBMB Today 

Nociceptors are nerve cells that sense potentially harmful stimuli and report to the brain and the spinal cord to effect an appropriate defense response. 593 more words

From The Lab

The Four Levels of Crying

The 4 levels of crying

  1. The Crocodile Tears
  2. The Action-Potential
  3. The Divider
  4. The Point of No Return (BOSS STAGE)

Mark has very distinguishable cries. And depending how me, myself, and my parents respond to these cries means the difference between a level 2 cry, and a level 4 cry. 500 more words


Membrane Potential

Animal Physiology I (DVT1033),

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