The amygdala is our so-called “lizard brain” where we feel our most reactive, freaked out, base emotions. Lucky for us humans we also have the cingulate gurus, which talks your lizard brain freakouts over to the frontal lobe for reasoning. Thanks, cingulate gyrus!

Learn all this and more from our fun, fascinating and fact-packed hangtag books, included with every plush organ!

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!

We get a lot of great ideas from our customers here at I Heart Guts, but one of my personal favorites came from a dental student in Michigan, who begged us to make tooth t-shirts reading "Flossin' Ain't Just for Gangstas." Now while we still haven't made these shirts, I did make this one-of-a-kind drawing, along with a bunch of other special doodles -- including brains, lungs and kidneys -- all up for sale in the I Heart Guts store. Maybe you'll give one of these special friends a good home?
plush-brain-2 When your dinnerware says "I love you more than zombies love brains," nothing more needs to be said. We heart this brain plate, and the brain munchie bowl, both by Folded Pigs and both on Etsy. Fantastic. [Thanks, Laura!]