Skip Navigation

Center for Life Sciences Education Resource Portal for Scientific Teaching

Home Browse Resources Get Recommendations Scientific Teaching Blog Forums Events About Help Advanced Search

The Human Suprachiasmatic Nucleus: Biological Clock

This animation shows how 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. There is also additional reading available if interested.
Cumulative Rating: (not yet rated)
Intended Use
Resource Type
Rights © 2010 Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Of Record Creation 2010-09-23 12:18:14
Date Of Record Release 2010-09-23 12:18:14
Date Last Modified 2017-01-12 15:22:54

Resource Comments

(no comments available yet for this resource)