Understanding the Brain. Also: Water, the mouth, poop. — FTN DAILY EDITION #152, Science & Health
Watch your thoughts, literally
A new machine to watch the brain at work.
The brain hosts an extraordinarily complex network of interconnected nerve cells that are constantly exchanging electrical and chemical signals at speeds difficult to comprehend.
Understanding the human brain can be a bit of a challenge.
*Some researchers now believe the brain and its diseases in general can only be understood as an interplay between tremendous numbers of neurons distributed across the central nervous system.
Your poop can help grow your food.
Before you say, “ick!” it’s worth noting that this was common practice until the flush toilet was invented some 400 years ago.
A few approaches to managing water.
Water scarcity and pollution are persistent global problems.
Bigmouth strikes again
But how DO you actually talk? Learn more about your mouth.
You have a mouth with a bunch of tissue in it and manipulate your tongue, lips, throat, and other pieces so that somehow words come out.
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