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The Circadian Clock, Genes, and Systems Biology

The circadian clock is essential in many organisms. The circadian timing system enables the physiological and behavioral adaptation to the external geophysical changes through the regulation of the temporal cellular processes (Lehmann et al., 2015). In mammals, the master pacemaker … Continue reading

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Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, Hypnosis, and Meditation

Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, Hypnosis, and Meditation     Circadian Rhythm   Relevant Brain Structures Locations Influences Pineal gland Close to the hypothalamus Rapid eye movement (REM) Melatonin (low in the morning, high in the evening) Reticular activating system (RAS) Brain … Continue reading

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Structures and Functions of the Brain

Brain Structures and Functions     Main Structures Locations Substructures Subdivisions/Features Functions Brain stem The lowest area of the brain, on the top of the spinal cord; life support structures with neurons for sensory/motor integration Medulla (medulla oblongata) Hindbrain Regulates … Continue reading

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