Explore

Your selections: Brain Primer
The sense of touch conveys important social information and tells you when something is dangerous by letting you feel pain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Many cells and molecules work together to help you see the world around you.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Your sense of taste and smell help you enjoy your favorite dish or avoid it when it’s gone bad.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Whether it’s helping you survive or communicate, hearing is a critical sense with a complex internal system from ear to ear.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The brain’s impressive capacity to adapt and remodel itself peaks in childhood.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Environment and experiences in the teen years guide development of some of the human brain’s more complex functions.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The neural connections that develop during infancy and childhood can have lasting effects on learning and health.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Diet, exercise, and mental stimulation can keep our brains healthy as we age.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Our brains change in subtle but measurable ways as we age, and neuroscientists have a few ideas about why that may be.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Understanding the brain science behind human behavior can help us create a fairer legal system.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Behind every economic decision you make is a host of biases, hormone fluctuations, and firing neurons.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
It takes nearly three decades to build a fully-developed, adult brain. With all that effort, what’s so special about the end result?
  • BrainFacts/SfN