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Even something as simple as speaking requires the interplay of different brain areas.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
This webpage explains how the simple act of touching your nose isn't so simple at all! It goes through all the steps in the brain from the want to touch your nose to the contraction of your muscles to touch the nose.
  • The Brain From Top to Bottom
Aiming for a moving target means compensating for your brain's own tardiness.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Using amazing new technologies, scientists are discovering that the basic movements in one tiny fish can teach us big ideas about how the brain's circuitry works.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min
The highly connected region is active not only driving motor movements but also during cognitive tasks.
  • The Dana Foundation
Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement.
  • TED
  • 20 min
Researchers discover that even non-flying dinosaurs had brains with the motor and visual capabilities necessary to take wing.
  • Science Friday
  • 9 min
Studying the nerve cells that alert fruit flies to danger may one day help scientists better understand diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and autism.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
  • TED
  • 4 min
The primate retina passes information about rapid movement to the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
There are likely advantages to having both left- and right-handed individuals in a population.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Think fast! Figure out your brain’s reaction time with this activity.
  • Scientific American