The human body is truly amazing. It is an extremely advanced machine, as any nurse or other health care professional could tell you. There are a number of fascinating things to learn about the body as a whole, and its individual systems. Here are 17 infographics that can help you learn about the human body:
General Body Facts
Learn things you might not have known about the human body with the help of the following interesting infographics.
- Operation: This infographic uses the images of the popular game Operation to describe 15 facts about the human body. It includes facts about the smallest bone, tongue prints and the small intestine. This is interesting general information about the body — that just about anyone can use.
- Clarifying cloning: Learn fascinating facts about cloning, and how it works. An interesting look at the difference between research cloning and actually cloning humans (reproductive cloning). Also provides some interesting insight on some facets of reproductive health.
- Menstruation: One of the body’s more interesting functions — at least for the female body — is menstruation. Every wondered how this works? This infographic takes you through the facts of the menstural cycle, helping you see how it all works, including the points in the cycle where hormones are in greater evidence. A fun, brightly colored map to the changes that take place in a woman’s body each and every month.
- Human subway: This cool map shows the body’s systems as a subway map, following the paths of the nervous system, lymphatic system, urinary system, and more. An interesting take on the human body, and includes “stops” where certain systems have points of interest and importance.
Brain and Central Nervous System
Your brain is the main director of the entire body. It receives and interprets information from the central nervous system, and then provides its response. Learn more about how the brain works, and about the central nervous system, from the following infographics:
- Brain development: This cool infographic addresses brain development. It shows how the brain develops, and goes through different ages, and how the brain functions at those ages. The inforgraphic was created by Dwayne Godwin, a Wake Forest professor in neurobiology, and Jorge Cham, the creator of PhD Comics.
- Neurons: Learn about the parts of the neuron. You can see how they connect to each other, and send and receive messages with the help of this insightful infographic. Learn interesting things about how there are neurons in every cell in the body.
- Wine tasting: How does wine taste? How are different wines related to each other? Learn about what your tongue experiences when you have different kinds of wines. Groups different wines together so that you can “see” how they taste. An interesting look at one of our five senses, connecting it to something that we enjoy.
Muscles and Bones
Learn about the musculoskeletal system works. If you are interested in muscles and bones, and how they work, these infographics can help you.
- Facts about our skeleton: See a diagram of a skeleton, and learn some interesting facts about the structures that holds our bodies up. Includes interesting facts about the hip bone, thigh bone, the number of bones in the neck (seven), and other interesting tidbits.
- How bones work: A colorful and informative look at how bones grow and develop. Learn the main parts of the bone, including the marrow, cartilage and cortical bone. Follow the process of bone growth, including how blood moves through the bone and helps it grow. A helpful and fascinating look at how bones develop into what they are today.
- Muscles: See different muscles in the body, and learn interesting facts about them — such as the largest muscle in the body, and the fact that there are more than 60 muscles in the hands. An interesting look at the way muscles work, and where they are located in the body.
- Muscular system: Learn about what different muscles do in the body. Shoes the major muscles that we use to perform different functions. Offers a look at the different functions of muscles, and interesting facts about them. Find out what major muscle groups in the body do, and learn a bit more about how it all works.
Learn about how your heart pumps your blood through your body, and learn the details of how the nutrients you need are taken all over your body.
- Human heart: Learn the details about the human heart, including all the parts of the heart, and interesting facts about how it works. Find out information about the amount of blood that goes through the heart each day, as well as how many times the heart beats each day, and other facts. An interesting look at this powerful muscle.
- Blood vessel: Find out about blood vessel structure. Shows the structure of both veins and arteries, and offers helpful information about how it all circulates through your body. An enlightening and helpful image.
- Height and heart health: Interestingly, your height can affect your health. This infographic offers a fascinating look at different studies that show how your health, including your propensity for heart disease, is affected by your height. Find out more about different factors that can affect the way your body functions in a healthy manner.
Find out how your lungs work, and how the process of breathing is accomplished. Some fascinating insights into respiration.
- The respiratory system: Get an overview of how your respiratory system works. Includes names for different parts of the respiratory system, and images related to what each part does. An interesting look at this vital body system.
- Sleep and breathing: Learn about how the way you sleep can affect how you breath. Understand a little bit more about sleep apnea, and how it can affect you. Knowing how different things can get in the way of proper breathing can be quite helpful in making sure you get enough air. Also see how certain devices can be used to help keep your airway open while you sleep.
- How air affects your lungs: What you breathe does make a difference. Learn how what you breathe can actually affect your health, and how particulate matter affects your body. Get a good idea of how particulate air pollution is a health issue, due to the way it interferes with your body’s proper function.