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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This was sent to a brave relative going through some medical stuff. It was greatly received.
I recently received these and very quickly given that they were shipped to the UK. The items are high quality and as described. We are particularly fond of Douglas the lucky pickle. Thanks very much for the smooth service
Arrived in great condition
Arrived in great condition - no problems
Arrived in great condition
This large plush arrived hard as a rock and must’ve been exposed to the frigid cold at the time . I emailed customer service and received reply wn 24 hrs w instruction to knead it heavily which worked !
This large plush arrived hard as a rock and I’d never seen that before . I emailed customer service and got a response in 24 hrs saying to knead it to soften the toy . It took a heavy hand and a lot of work but it finally softened
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Very nice little replica.
Neat little toys. Front end loader is next.
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