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The Brain: Introduction (02:39)


The brain stores childhood memories, emotions, and incorporates and processes knowledge. Aristotle believed that its only function was cooling blood. Hairdressers performed trephination procedures to cure madness during the middle ages.

Neurons (02:47)

Santiago Ramonica Howe discovered the neurons in our nervous tissue. It is comprised of a neuronal body, dendrites, and an axon. In the synaptic spaces, neurons transmit neurotransmitters to its neighbors; nerve cells are not regenerated.

The Nervous System (02:13)

The nervous system regulates and governs the organs in the human body. The Cerebrum classifies and gathers all information. The most intelligent animals appear to be dolphin and monkeys.

Structure of the Brain (03:12)

The brain contains 10,000 million neurons and 100,000 auxiliary cells. Learn the functions of the corpus callosum, limbic system, and cerebral cortex. The brain transmits more than 50 million messages per second.

The Brain: Summary (02:04)

Howe discovered the neurons, which are comprised of a neuronal body, dendrites, and an axon. The Nervous System controls every part of our body. The Cerebral cortex controls creativity.

Credits: The Brain (00:40)

Credits: The Brain

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The Brain

Part of the Series : Just the Facts Biology of the Human Body Series
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The brain is one of the most fascinating structures in the human body. It incorporates and processes our memories, heritage, knowledge, feelings, and thoughts. Learn about the brain’s structure and the functions of the central nervous system.

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: BVL155128

Copyright date: ©2013

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