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a pair of endocrine glands just above the kidneys, the adrenals secrete the hormones epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline), which help to arouse the body in times stress

adrenal glands


the endocrine system's most influential gland, under the influence of the hypothalamus, the pituitary regulates growth and controls other endocrine glands

pituitary gland


an amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface, these waves are measured by electrodes placed on the scalp

electroencephalogram (EEG)


a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task

position emission tomography (PET)


a technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer-generated images that distinguish among different types of soft tissue; allows us to see structures within the brain; show brain anatomy

magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)


a technique for revealing blood flow and, therefore, brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans; show brain fuction

functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)