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Topic: Mind & Body

Can we use stem cells to treat brain injury or neurological disorders?

The simple answer to the question is yes. It is possible to regenerate parts of the brain with stem cells, just like we can in other organs.

How do we hear?

Sounds reach our ears from different locations and first travel through the ear into the ear canal. Then tiny bones inside the middle ear end up vibrating and pushing on a small window. This then gets a special membrane inside our ear to vibrate.

How does your brain form memories?

The first step in forming a memory is called encoding, and encoding starts with perception. If you remember back to the first time you met your best friend, you encoded or perceived a lot of information about them.

Why can dogs hear a dog whistle but people can’t?

Humans can hear sounds in a range from about 20 hertz to 23 kilohertz at the upper range of their hearing ability. The hearing range of dogs is almost double that.

Why do some colors make you feel emotions?

Over the years you’ve learned to associate certain colors, certain shapes, certain things that you see with specific emotions.