Image of brain astrocyte cell
The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Your selections: Tools and Techniques
A catalog of all of the connections in the human brain may be possible with new technological advances.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
There's been a lot of discussion on social media of a recent paper in PNAS by Anders Eklund, Tom Nichols, and Hans Knutsson. Cluster failure: Why fMRI inferences for spatial extent have inflated false-positive rates Even Science magazine felt they needed to address it.
Older adults with cognitive impairment have limited options for treatment. But, as neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley discusses, video games may be an effective way to enhance cognition.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 19 min
The National Eye Institute’s Audacious Goals Initiative is taking the next step to restoring vision through regeneration of the optic nerve and retina.
  • National Eye Institute
  • 6 min
Learn about some of the major technology used to study our brains, from PET scans to fMRIs.
  • PBS
This site has dozens of real images of the brain to help you learn how disease affects the brain.
  • Harvard Medical School
Nancy Kanwisher shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose "machinery." 
  • TED
  • 18 min
Genetics experts, medical advocates, and lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the latest research on cutting edge gene-editing techniques.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The availability of big data is changing the way we study the complexity of the brain.
  • The Dana Foundation
The United States bets big on the brain by funding new tools and technologies to study the nervous system.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Telling cancer from non-cancer is tough for brain surgeons. Scorpions, Amazon.com and the legacy of a dying girl might change that.
  • Wellcome Trust
Scientists are developing devices that can monitor and extract brain activity to enable a machine or computer to accomplish complicated tasks.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.