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The Human Suprachiasmatic Nucleus: Day Or Night?

In mammals, the controlling clock component that generates a 24-hour rhythm is the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), located in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. The SCN produces a signal that can keep the rest of the body on an approximately 24-hour schedule. This animation illustrates the location of the SCN in the human brain.

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Channels: Scientific Animations Cell Biology Medical

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