Giant Microbes Plush - Brain science
This Brain Science-themed box is an exciting educational gift for friends, family, scientists, students, teachers, healthcare professionals, and anyone interested in the brain. This memorable gift box will spark wonderful ideas! Be smart and give your loved ones original thoughts with these adorable brain cells, neurotransmitters, and brain. A brilliant gift to “get well”, inspire, learn and have fun.
Brain Science-themed gift box includes these mini microbe key chains: Brain, Dopamine, Serotonin, Glial Cell, and Neuron. Educational information on the back.
The soft, wrinkled three-pound brain inside your head is your mind, your personality, and your body’s boss. From speaking and seeing, to thinking and remembering, your brain controls what you do. Can you imagine billions of neurons sending out trillions of messages every minute? You certainly can because your brain gives you an incredible imagination!
Dopamine is an essential neurotransmitter, a brain chemical that helps neurons communicate with each other and with other cells. Dopamine plays a role in pleasure, movement, motivation, and cognition. Activities that cause the release of dopamine include exercising, cooperating, having healthy relationships, and eating or even just anticipating eating sweet foods.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that influences your mood, memory, sleep, and cognition. It can constrict blood vessels and regulate body temperature. Because serotonin helps control the stream of information moving across the pathways of the brain, it exerts a powerful effect on your thoughts and state of mind. Certain activities may help boost serotonin levels such as smiling and exercise.
Your brain is more than just neurons. It includes blood vessels, fluids, and glial cells. Over 50 billion of these cells support neurons in ways that we do not fully understand. There are several types of glial cells. Oligodendrocytes produce nerve insulation called myelin and help neurons transmit signals. Microglia are the brain’s own immune system. Astrocytes are the largest and most prevalent glial cells. These star-shaped cells have roles that include releasing neurotransmitters, helping to modulate nerve signals, and controlling blood flow.
The little grey cells that make up your brain are primarily neurons. You have over 80 billion of them. The typical neuron is connected to thousands of others forming an inconceivably dense signal-processing network. With trillions of connections, or synapses, there are more transmission pathways in your head than there are atoms in the universe. But before you let that go to your head, consider that the number of synapses peaks in childhood.
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The kids are the perfect gift for family and friends. My only suggestion is to try and protect them by individually wrapping each when shipping multiple kids. I’m really pleased with the quality.
I love it!!
Item arrived quickly with no problems!
I wanted a dreamhouse for my 70s dollhouse and this is perfect. It was delivered very quickly and went directly into a 1/12 playroom. The best part is the tiny Ken though. He is a wonderful addition to the dollhouse.
I love this mini Barbie dream house! I got the real thing for Christmas when I was a kid. It was well played with and it’s nice to have a mini version to display as the real dream house just wouldn’t look quite right on my desk at work. (🤔😊) Thanks for such a creative way for adults to tap into their fondest childhood memories & be able to enjoy a mini version. Super cool idea!
A great seller to work with, price was perfect and fast to shop out. My item was exactly as advertised.
Just as described. They’re adorable
KnickKnack Toy Shack has the best items available at great prices! The customer service outstanding! The tiny Barbie Case is exactly like the original in the 80s! Highly recommended! God Bless & Stay Safe! :))
I am satisfied with my purchase. However, after only a couple days of use, the batteries are beginning to fade. I'd like to know how to replace the batteries, and Westminster has yet to reply to my request.
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Absolutely love these!!! I collect minis and wacky packages was hoping they would make mini packs with cards/stickers!!! Can’t find them here 😔 so very happy you have them!! Thank you to a great seller!!!!!
For nearly 50 years I’ve collected cards. Almost as long I’ve collected miniatures. These are two favorite collectibles in one for me. If they produce miniature packs of Kiss cards, that may be an overload. Always top notch service!
This miniature is fantastic, I had a full size example as a kid and loved it. This brought back a fond time for me. Thank you!!