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Your eyes don’t always capture the world exactly as a video camera would. But the eyes are remarkably efficient organs, the result of hundreds of millions of years of coevolution with our brains. Michael Mauser outlines the similarities and differences between your eye and a video camera. (4:56 miln.)

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Venomous snakes are not only dangerous, but also fascinating because their venom holds clues to medical discoveries that can save human lives.

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We've all got one, and some of us even use it, but throughout history the grey matter between our ears has puzzled even the brightest minds. This video describes the long history of how we discovered the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. (3:15 min.)

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Mysteries remain in the bends and folds of the brain. It is a complex organ responsible for all that we do, and we do not yet fully understand how it works

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When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and brain all take notice. This activates a reward system not unlike how our bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine - dopamine levels spike and you crave more. (5:02 min.)

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Recent research shows that using electronic devices with bright screens close to bedtime can make it harder to sleep. And not getting enough sleep is bad for your health.

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What are the physical and physiological effects of sitting for long periods? (5:04 min.)

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This video, inspired by the film “The Martian” explores the psychological and physiological impacts of space on the human body.

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In this case study, students will learn how to interpret MRI brain scans and to identify the functional regions (i.e., lobes) of the brain most likely impacted by bullying behaviour.

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The human brain is one part of our nervous system, which is the control system through which all other body systems receive their instructions. Much like the engine of a car, the brain is made up of many different parts. These parts have different functions, but they work closely together, to coordinate complex thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

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