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How do Food and Drugs Influence my Brain?

How do Food and Drugs Influence my Brain?  

Gary L. Wenk

in The Brain: What Everyone Needs To Know®

Published in Print: 
20 April 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603403.003.0004
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The brain is the organ of your mind; therefore, food and drugs can have a profound influence on how you think, act, and feel. These effects can be profound, subtle, or barely noticeable. ... More
How Does My Brain Accomplish So Much?

How Does My Brain Accomplish So Much?  

Gary L. Wenk

in The Brain: What Everyone Needs To Know®

Published in Print: 
20 April 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603403.003.0007
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I originally considered beginning this book in the traditional style with a discussion about the basics of brain anatomy. I decided not to follow that tradition because I wanted you to ... More
How Does The Brain Age?

How Does The Brain Age?  

Gary L. Wenk

in The Brain: What Everyone Needs To Know®

Published in Print: 
20 April 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603403.003.0006
Format: 
chapter
This is an essential question to answer because the brain is a key regulator of your lifespan. Your body ages almost as fast as your brain; thus, anything that you do to slow the aging of ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Gary L. Wenk

in The Brain: What Everyone Needs To Know®

Published in Print: 
20 April 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603403.003.0001
Format: 
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Your brain is in your head. At first glance, this seems like a dreadful place for your delicate brain to reside. Why is your brain located inside your head? It would be much safer hidden ... More
What is a Memory?

What is a Memory?  

Gary L. Wenk

in The Brain: What Everyone Needs To Know®

Published in Print: 
20 April 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603403.003.0002
Format: 
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Your brain is never static; it continually rewires itself as you experience life and learn new things. This ability is termed plasticity. Plasticity allows you to be smart, adaptive, and ... More
Why Do I Feel This Way?

Why Do I Feel This Way?  

Gary L. Wenk

in The Brain: What Everyone Needs To Know®

Published in Print: 
20 April 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603403.003.0003
Format: 
chapter
“How do you feel?” You have asked, and been asked, this question many times. How does your brain answer this question? How you feel is determined by far more factors than your level of ... More
Why do I Sleep and Dream?

Why do I Sleep and Dream?  

Gary L. Wenk

in The Brain: What Everyone Needs To Know®

Published in Print: 
20 April 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603403.003.0005
Format: 
chapter
Our bodies are full of rhythms that are controlled by the brain. Why? A clue to the answer lies in the fact that these rhythms closely follow the rhythms of our planet. Our many biological ... More

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