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Human Anatomy Resources

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ETML have curated a collection of the most popular apps in for studying anatomy. These apps will particularly help students explore the human body through 3D  graphics and interactive content. (Please note that some of these app may only be available via US iTunes.)

Browse the entire list here: 7 of The Best iPad Apps for learning Human Anatomy in 3D | ETML

ETML have also curated a short list of  TEDTalks that reveal amazing facts about the human body. Enjoy!

1. Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?

The human brain is puzzling – it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a bizarrely dense cerebral cortex. But: why? Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel puts on her detective’s cap and leads us through this mystery. By making “brain soup,” she arrives at a startling conclusion.

2. How our microbes make us who we are by Rob Knight

Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.

3. 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm by Mary Roach

“Bonk” author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)

4. 3 clues to understanding your brain by VS Ramachandran 

Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.

5. Could the sun be good for your heart? by Richard Weller

Our bodies get Vitamin D from the sun, but as dermatologist Richard Weller suggests, sunlight may confer another surprising benefit too. New research by his team shows that nitric oxide, a chemical transmitter stored in huge reserves in the skin, can be released by UV light, to great benefit for blood pressure and the cardiovascular system. What does it mean? Well, it might begin to explain why Scots get sick more than Australians…

Source: 5 Must Watch TED Talks On The Workings of The Human Body | ETML

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