The pineal is a teeny endocrine gland deep inside your brain🧠 that modulates sleep-wake and seasonal cycles! Melatonin is the sleepy substance 💤 that regulates circadian rhythms and gets you to bed. Descartes thought the pineal was the seat of the human soul. The gland is also thought to be the third eye 👁and is named for its pine cone-like shape. If you need a bed buddy, check out our sleep-inducing brand new pineal plush!
Did you know your pancreas can “hear”? Pacinian corpuscles, found in the dermis — see that oblong blob on the skin above pancreas’ tail? — are responsible for feeling vibration and low frequency sounds. These receptors are also found in the pancreas! Crank up the heavy bass and your pancreas just might be listening.
We’ve got a thymus plush now! This incredible gland is an important part of the immune system, it works hardest in young bodies and declines after puberty. The thymus, located inside your chest, nestled between your lungs, provides a place for T-cells to mature before they go out and kick some virus, bacteria or parasite booty. Thanks, Thymus! Also, if you’ve ever eaten sweetbreads, that’s the (not human) thymus you’re munching on.