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Learn more about magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with this interactive game, based on the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • Nobel Prize
Test out some imaging techniques that neuroscientists use, like MRIs and PET scans, to see inside the human brain with this interactive.
  • NOVA
Learn about rats, fruit flies, and more of the most important organisms used for biomedical research with these articles.
  • The Conversation
Identifying new ways to bypass the brain's elaborate security system may one day lead to better outcomes for patients with brain tumors or other neurological disorders.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
What can the cuttlefish’s remarkable camouflage abilities teach us about vision?
  • Science Friday
  • 4 min
The neuroscientist discusses how creative thinking led to some of his most groundbreaking discoveries.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Are you really in control of the decisions you make?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 3 min
Animals have evolved visual systems that are uniquely suited to their survival needs. See how human vision stacks up to the visual systems of other animals.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 3 min
Originally performed to relieve the symptoms of epilepsy, split-brain experiments in the 1960s revealed that the left and right sides of the brain were good at different tasks.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Researchers are studying what happens in the brains of people and other animals when laughing to gain deeper insight into human behavior and its evolution.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 1 min
Beginning on October 1, researchers seeking NIH grants must balance male and female cells and animals in their NIH funded research.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Studying sex differences in the brain may one day lead to new information about brain illnesses that affect one sex more than the other.
  • BrainFacts/SfN