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This segment tackles migraine headaches and how they can interfere with daily life. Experts also discuss the triggers associated with migraines such as caffeine, dehydration, and stress. Part of the "Teen Kids News" series.
The endocrine system maintains the body's delicate chemical balance. Describes the location, function, and effects of the major endocrine glands, and notes their close relationship to the nervous system. Some discussion of diabetes and hormonal imbalances.
Shows how the brain coordinates functions to make simple but lifesaving decisions. Provides an overview of how the cortex assesses incoming information, sends outgoing messages to the muscles, and stores "maps" of the world and the body. Also outlines how circuits of nerve cells operate in the brain and how individual nerve cells function.
What happens to the body during sleep? Explores the mystery of REM sleep, shows a computer display of the waves that sweep across the brain during sleep, and presents extraordinary footage of a cat "acting out" its dreams. The analogy of comparing sleep to a ship on automatic pilot graphically illustrates how some functions must and do continue while the conscious brain is asleep.
The eye is one of each human's major sense organs. It gathers light information and transforms it into a signal that is used by the brain to formulate an appropriate response. How does this process work? What are the structures involved, and what do they do? These questions are answered using a unique, integrated approach that combines the anatomy and function of the eye. Includes detailed footage of the dissection of the bovine eye.
Cyborg technology is a revolutionary development in rehabilitation medicine. It allows the brain and nervous system to manipulate specially engineered devices that help people regain the use of impaired body function. Once a dream of science fiction, this revolutionary technology is now becoming a reality. Demostrates a deep brain stimulation that can help stop the violent shaking of victims of Parkinson's disease. Presents two professors from the State University of New York and Duke University who discuss their cutting-edge research.
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