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Alligator Caught You Later

, , , , , , | Learning | January 1, 2018

(My neurobiology class is going over autonomic nervous system regulation. It’s late in the day, and everyone’s starting to drift a little bit as the professor explains the different homeostatic mechanisms and reflexes.)

Professor: “…and then we have the baroreflex, which is when an alligator clamps its prey in its jaws and does a barrel roll, and it turns out humans are wired for this, too!”

(He looks around at the class, which is now wide awake, and grins.)

Professor: “…which is totally not true at all. But now that I have your full attention…”

(I’ve taken three classes with him, and I’ll take as many more as he teaches. Gotta love a professor with a sense of humor!)

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