Ep 211: Black and blue brain bits

Black and blue brain bits

Last week, Phil had questions. This week, we try to answer them. We also take a closer look at areas of the brain that have pigment in their neurons, and try to figure out what that pigment is there for.

Here’s an article about the substantia nigra.

What is the Substantia Nigra?

Here’s a slightly more technical article about the same thing.

Neurotransmitter Receptors in the Substantia Nigra & the Tuberomammillary Nucleus

Here are a couple of articles about brain areas associated with the human sense of time.

Brain Areas Critical To Human Time Sense Identified

Your Brain Has 2 Clocks

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