Cool Things From Medical Detectives

Being in medical detectives has been really fun and has taught me a lot. From diseases to senses, and even the brain. These are just some subjects I've learned.

Brain Anatomy

The brain can interpret many things, such as senses. This can be touch, pain, heat, and cold.

The thalamus acts as a relay station for all the senses.

The frontal lobe is used for many purposes. This includes reasoning, thinking, and some movement.

The occipital lobe is used to interpret what we see. In other words, perception.

Type I and II Diabetes

Type I diabetics have to take shots containing insulin to balance the sugar in their blood.

Doctors used to taste a patient's urine to find sugar in it in order to diagnose diabetes.

Eating healthy and exercising can help reduce and even get rid of type II Diabetes.

People who have diabetes, use a glucose meters to measure the amount of sugar in the blood.

Foodborne Illness

Food poisoning is one of the most common sources of illness.

Foodborne illness occurs when pathogens go into the food and someone consumes that food.

A food thermometer is ideal when getting rid of the pathogens. They can help you avoid the "danger zone", which is from 40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Freezing food can slow the growth of bacteria. This is useful if you are saving the food for a later time.

Hearing and Sight

Bone conduction is when sound waves or vibrations travel directly to the bones of the skull. There's actually quite a lot of bone conduction headphones used as a type of hearing aid.

Though it doesn't actually hurt, bone conduction makes sounds louder than usual, normal hearing.

The retina has receptor cells that are rods and cones. These receptor cells helps us see light and color.

We also have a blind spot in our eyes. This blind spot can mess up our perception because it can be tricked to do so. This is why it's used in optical illusions like the one one below.

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Angel Rios


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