Cells & Circuits

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A song can remind you of an event that happened many years ago. Learn about the processes of memory and watch as a woman remembers her first date.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Have you ever wondered what life would be like without the sense of smell? Learn more about a rare condition called congenital anosmia and how the brain processes smell.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
When a fly lands on your arm, how does your brain respond? Learn how touch travels through your brain with this video.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Reward can far outweigh risk in the case of people with serious disability.
  • The Dana Foundation
Astrocytes, highlighted here, are a key contributor to healthy function in the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
In any major mapping expedition shouldn’t the first priority be to survey the uncharted regions?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Imagine hearing a bird chirp and seeing the color yellow. This is what life may be like for someone with synesthesia. Explore the unique experiences of a synesthete and learn more about this rare condition.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.
  • TED
How many billions of neurons are in the human brain? Find out the answer and learn other mind-blowing facts about your brain.
  • PHD Comics
Can we use human medicine to figure out what makes zombies... zombies?
  • TED
Grid Cells in rat entorhinal cortex were discovered in the Moser lab in Trondheim, Norway. These cells were first described in a paper in Nature 20051; For the past 8 years these neurons have been objects of intense study.
How much coffee is too much? Learn how caffeine affects the human brain in this video.
  • PHD Comics

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