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Facts About Breathing — Infographic

Facts About Breathing

We all do it (I hope!), but how often do you think about your breath and breathing and how much actually goes on and changes in your body each time you inhale and exhale?  Did you know that how you breathe can even change how you look?  Check out today’s infographic from The Butterfly Effect Online to learn more. [VIA]

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Posted by on December 11, 2018 in Infographics

 

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28 Odd Facts About the Human Body — Infographic

28 Odd Facts About the Human Body

The human body is a wonderful machine. Throughout the ages and the course of evolution, our bodies have been perfected into the temples they are today.  There are amazing things that take place inside us every day, and every day we learn even more amazing things our bodies are capable of, or how to improve them. [VIA]

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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Infographics

 

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How Does the Brain Retain Information? – Infographic

How Does the Brain Retain Information?

It is amazing to think that our entire memory system is controlled not only by one organ, but that it literally is nothing more than a supercomputer, using electrical impulses in specific areas to create memories and control body function.  But how does it all work?  Today’s infographic helps break it down, showing the different parts of the brain and how different memories and bits of information are stored in and controlled by each one. [VIA]

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Posted by on April 1, 2014 in Infographics

 

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The Science of Happiness – Infographic

The Science of Happiness

Most people strive to be happy, even if we all have different ideas of what happy is!  What doesn’t change is the science behind how our emotions work.  We know that the part of the brain that controls our happy emotions is the hippocampus, and it releases a happy little chemical called seratonin that gives us uncontrollable joy when it’s flooding out and the gloomies when it’s low.  What else might have this effect on us though?

Today’s infographic gives you some tips  for staying as happy as you can be and how various activities and exercises can dramatically increase your happiness. [VIA]

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Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Infographics

 

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How Alcohol Affects Your Body – Infographic

Alcohol’s Effects on the Body

It’s pretty common knowledge that alcohol affects your body in major ways.  From its absorption into the bloodstream to inhibiting brain function, today;s infographic breaks down the science of alcohol on the body from the first drink to the hangover the next day.  Learn why people feel dizzy or shaky when drinking to the different levels of drunkenness with equivalent BAC levels for both men and women. [VIA]

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Infographics

 

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50 Insane Facts About Hair – Infographic

Insane Facts About Hair

“Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen” — “Hair (1968)

We all have (or had) it.  Sometimes it’s short, long, or shaven.  It can come in an entire rainbow of colors either all natural or from a bottle, and most people complain they can never do a thing with it.  However, how much do you really know about your hair?  Today’s infographic presents some wild and amazing facts about human hair from the number of elements each strand may contain to the different colors, styling or hair and some hair history. [VIA]

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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Essential Skeleton — Interactive Anatomy

Essential Skeleton

I stumbled upon this app one day in the App Store and haven’t been able to stop playing with is since.  Essential Skeleton is a fantastic app for students studying human anatomy, especially the skeletal system, or any student interested in how the human body functions.

Using Essential Skeleton is very easy and a short tutorial at each open will guide students through the proper finger gestures to manipulate their skeleton.  Students can zoom in or out on a full human skeleton, as well as rotate it 360° to view she skeletal system from any angle.

When a student selects a bone to view in Essential Skeleton, it will highlight green and an information bubble will appear giving the common and Latin names of the bone with an option to have those read for proper pronunciation.  Students can also hide or fade the bone (or those surrounding it) for different views.  Clicking on the blue “i” in the bubble opens a more detailed view with information on the function and purpose of the bone as well as 6 more close-up views.

Essential Skeleton is part of a larger series by the company 3D4Medical whose other apps include the muscular and nervous systems as well as more detailed apps for the heart, brain, and even teeth.

Also of interest:  Check out 3D4Medical’s Images app for great photos and scans of all anatomical systems.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2013 in Apps

 

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