Brain Anatomy and Function

Image of neurons in synapse locations
Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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If your body were a ship, your brain would be the command center.
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Memories of failed attempts and false starts while learning to ride a bike may remain, but it likely all feels natural now. For that, you can thank the intricate circuits comprising your nervous system.
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Use electric fish as a way to help students understand genetics and the development of new characteristics in different species. .
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The junction between the cortex and the brainstem highlights the center of our emotions.
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Our brain and nervous systems are always at work, helping to balance the body’s many intricate systems.
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There’s a lot that happens between neurons. Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what happens in the space that neurons learn.
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Take a closer look at the layers that make a strong core.
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Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what really happens to our brain cells as we age.
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Named after an iconic video game character, this protein shows nerves how to get to the right place.
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CRISPR makes altering DNA easier than ever before. Is it the future of genetics?
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The six layers of cells comprising the cerebral cortex are responsible for some of the most complex functions in the brain.
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Bundles of extra-long axons transmit signals from eyes to brain.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.