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From The Blog: April, 2020

Take a Brain Break with the Hypothalamus

Hi guys! I’m the Hypothalamus, cheerleader for the BRAIN POWER team, and a pretty big deal. I’m the one who gets your heart rate going and your emotions all excited for this great game of living a healthy lifestyle that we have going on. But I’m not just a pretty...

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Take a Brain Break with the Hippocampus

Hi! I’m the Hippocampus, and I am the Sportscaster for the BRAIN POWER team. Hippocampus is Greek for “seahorse,” which is perfect for me, as you can see from my shape. Just like when you watch a sporting event, the sportscaster is responsible for making the event spectacular—evoking emotions and...

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Distance Learning from Ask, Listen, Learn and Our Partners

More and more schools across the country are shifting to online learning options to support the efforts to “flatten the curve.” As our world changes, educators and organizations large and small are trying to get educational resources to kids at home; so far the outpouring of support and care has...

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Take a Brain Break with the Central Nervous System

Hi there, we are neurotransmitters traveling down the fast slopes of the Central Nervous System. Think of us as downhill skiers on the BRAIN POWER team; chemical messengers who zig, zag, and swoosh down the slope of your spinal cord sending messages between your brain and each part of your...

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Take a Brain Break with the Cerebral Cortex

Hey there, BRAIN POWER team! I’m the cerebral cortex, or should I say WE are the cerebral cortex! We are made up of four sections of your brain called lobes. Because we lobes all work together so well, you can think of us as a four-man bobsled team. On the...

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Take a Brain Break With the Medulla.

Blue 42—Blue 42—Set—Hike! Hi everyone, I’m the Medulla, and I am the quarterback of the BRAIN POWER team. You will find me attached to your spinal cord inside your brain stem…and like a first time QB in the championship game, I’m full of nerve cells. Just as I’m the key...

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Take A Brain Break with the Cerebellum

Hey there, everybody. I’m the cerebellum—I am small, but I’m also mighty! Think of me as the point guard of a basketball team. In fact, I’m small and round—like a basketball. I’m made up of two halves—just like a basketball GAME. I’m a proud member of the BRAIN POWER team,...

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Take a Brain Break with the Brain!

Hi, I’m the Brain—you may know me from certain activities such as thinking, decision making, and using your five senses! I also manage vital involuntary actions like breathing and keeping a regular heartbeat. I am a like the Head Coach of your body—the actions you take come from my direction and instruction....

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