Any of various hormones produced in the hypothalamic region of the brain, especially those acting on the pituitary gland to release other hormones.
expanding brain meme
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What parts of the brain distinguish words from sentences?
In English class, your grade doesn’t differentiate between how large your vocabulary is and how well you write a sentence. But recent research shows that your brain does! This evidence may mean that increasing your vocabulary won’t necessarily influence fluency when learning a new language. Two parts of the brain, Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area, play a large part in processing language. Broca’s area has been linked …
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