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Autonomic vs somatic nervous system | Muscular-skeletal system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Autonomic vs somatic nervous system | Muscular-skeletal system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

We can think of the nervous system as split up into two other parts. There’s going to be an autonomic nervous system branch. And as the name kind of sounds like, this is your automatic control. That’s the involuntary parts that we talked about from above. Beside that, there’s also going to be a control …

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The Teenage Brain Explained

The Teenage Brain Explained

Being a teenager is hard. And so is living with one, I’m told. No human gets to escape this moody, angsty, confusing phase And interestingly, such an extended adolescence is unique to humans. Other animals grow up a lot faster than we do. And you may think our teen years are just about streamlining bodies …

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2-Minute Neuroscience: Hypoglossal Nerve (Cranial Nerve XII)

2-Minute Neuroscience: Hypoglossal Nerve (Cranial Nerve XII)

The hypoglossal nerve is a motor nerve that controls all of the muscles of the tongue (except for one, the palatoglossus, which is controlled by the vagus nerve). The tongue muscles consist of what are known as intrinsic muscles, which control the shape of the tongue, and extrinsic muscles, which act to protrude, retract, elevate, …

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Brain Tricks – This Is How Your Brain Works

Brain Tricks – This Is How Your Brain Works

You may not realize it but your brain actually processes information in two very distinct ways. Like when you look at this photo, you instantly know she has blond hair, is visibly angry, and likely has some choice words to yell. Without any effort you experience fast thinking, but if you look at the following …

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Is Masturbation Good For You?

Is Masturbation Good For You?

Surveys show that 95% of men and around 72% of women have masturbated in their life. But with rumours that it’s unhealthy, can cause blindness, and even infertility, can masturbation be good for you? Feeling yourself isn’t just for single people. 70% of men and 40% of women in relationships reported masturbating within the 4 …

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What If You Stopped Eating?

What If You Stopped Eating?

Food is a favorite pastime for many which is convenient because we needed to live but what would happen to you in your body if you were to completely stop eating food right now in the first six hours all is fairly normal your body begins to break down glycogen which stores energy in your …

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Central Nervous System: Crash Course A&P #11

Central Nervous System: Crash Course A&P #11

James was healthy professional, a father of two. He had lots of friends, loved telling jokes, and played softball on Sundays. Then one day, at the age of 45, he suffered a stroke. He bounced back fairly quickly, with one major exception: He was no longer able to speak. The stroke damaged a specific area …

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WHY Exercise is so Underrated (Brain Power & Movement Link)

WHY Exercise is so Underrated (Brain Power & Movement Link)

To understand the injustice that has been done to exercise, let’s pretend we’re back in 1995 and Nintendo is advertising the Nintendo 64. When marketing, they talk solely about the technical aspects of the machine and how it has a 93.7 megahertz processor compared to the Super Nintendo’s measly 3.56 megahertz processor. The N64 flops …

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