The limbic system plays an important role in emotion and the formation of memories. Several structures comprise the limbic system, including the hippocampus, hypothalamus and amygdala. More »

The limbic system is responsible for processing and controlling emotions in the human brain. The limbic system contains several structures, which are the hypothalamus, the hippocampus and the amygdala. Together, these co... More »

There are three parts of the brain, including the cerebrum, cerebellum and brain stem. The cerebrum is divided into two sections, known as the right and left hemispheres. It is the largest part of the brain and consists ... More »

Goose bumps are tiny bumps on the skin that appear as a result of cold, shock or emotion. The bumps are formed by an involuntary contraction of the muscles under the hairs of the skin, which causes body hair to stand up ... More »

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"Visceral" means "coming from emotion rather than from reason." A "gut feeling," for example, can be described as a "visceral feeling." The word comes from the Latin root "viscera," which literally means "internal organs... More »

The heart was left in a deceased Egyptian because it was thought to store the person's personality, emotion and memory. It was the only major organ left in the body at the time of mummification. More »

Kidneys are the site of filtrate formation. According to John W. Kimball, a retired biology professor from the University of Harvard, nephrons in the kidneys produce urine by filtering the blood of small impurities and p... More »

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