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What happens in the brain when we are frightened?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 4 min
The brain has complex architecture crucial to our thoughts and memories.
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A song can remind you of an event that happened many years ago. Learn about the processes of memory and watch as a woman remembers her first date.
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  • 5 min
Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.
  • TED
Students are introduced to brain structure, neurotransmitters, hormones, and neural networks in this nine part lesson.
  • Baylor College of Medicine
Same neurons, different behaviors: How two slugs with similar brains can swim so differently.
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Immature neurons in the adult brain seem to wire up differently than their older, pre-existing counterparts.
How do nerve cells in the brain influence their neighbors?
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What is an itch? That insistent tickle demanding that you cease whatever you are doing and claw with your fingernails at a particular spot on your skin.
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Whiskers give mice a tactile advantage. Scientists study the brains of mutant mice to learn about the development of specific brain regions, such as those involved in touch.
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Cells within the nervous system, called neurons, communicate with each other in unique ways. The neuron is the basic working unit of the brain.
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Once the neurons reach their final location, they must make the proper connections so that a particular function, such as vision or hearing, can emerge.
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