Diseases and Disorders

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Men with ADHD are often diagnosed in their childhood, but for girls a diagnosis may not occur until well into adulthood.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Your selections: Diseases and Disorders
Research is providing insight into the role of oligodendrocytes in diseases like multiple sclerosis.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Many people have a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Hear a young girl’s story of her grandfather’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and learn more about this disease.

  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Teach your students about brain anatomy and function, learning and memory, degenerative disorders, and more with this curriculum unit.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
How are factual and social knowledge linked? Vietnam veterans with focal brain injuries help neuroscientists determine the answer in this video.
  • Beckman Institute
Learn how bionics are changing people's lives today: helping the blind see, the deaf hear, and a woman with one arm fold her shirts.
  • National Geographic
What does 'addiction' mean? Explore how researchers understand addiction and find out the science behind it.
  • Wellcome Trust
Learn how alcohol and nicotine affect the brain, and why they are illegal for children and teens in this series of lesson plans.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
Can we use human medicine to figure out what makes zombies... zombies?
  • TED
What if we could look inside the brains of humans? Now we can - by looking at the brains of people who are already undergoing surgery.
  • TED
Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.
  • TED
How much coffee is too much? Learn how caffeine affects the human brain in this video.
  • PHD Comics
The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin outlines the causes, symptoms, and treatment for different types of brain tumors.
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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