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Play a game to map the brain with other online citizen-neuroscientists.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mice, bugs and hamsters are no longer the only way to study the brain. Functional MRI (fMRI) allows scientists to map brain activity in living, breathing, decision-making human beings.
  • TED
  • 13 min
See for yourself what happens to the brain during a head injury. This short video is a great resource to enhance your lesson plans.
  • PBS
Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the large effort expended in developing and testing BMIs and the ultimate goal of long-term safe and useful application of BMI technology to humans.
  • The Dana Foundation
Do lost connections between brain regions guarantee impaired function? Imaging techniques show normal functional activity in people with missing links, spurring scientists to say: not necessarily.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Neurons in the eye turn light into electrical signals. How and where signals travel between these cells is thought to affect vision.
Scientists who study the brain do so for many reasons. For some, the opportunity to study the most complex living structure in the known universe is itself an exciting quest. So much is still unknown about brain function and development.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The discovery of a protein that gives jellyfish their colorful glow revolutionized scientists' view of the nervous system, allowing them to add color to what had only been seen in black and white.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a method for electrically stimulating the brain from the outside of the skull.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Over the past two decades there have been many studies aimed at detecting a risk of brain cancer associated with cell phone use.
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A major breakthrough in understanding how the brain accomplishes learning and memory began with the study of a person known by his initials, H.M.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
One of the most prominent human abilities is language, a complex system involving many components, including sensory-motor functions and memory systems.
  • BrainFacts/SfN