Image of brain astrocyte cell
The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Studying sex differences in the brain may one day lead to new information about brain illnesses that affect one sex more than the other.
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Advances in chemistry, physics, and computer science have revolutionized neuroscience by giving scientists greater access to the living brain.
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Fluorescent labelling allows scientists to track vital stem cells throughout the brain’s development.
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Is it possible to read minds using science? Discover how scientists use a process called population coding to “read” minds - and move bionic limbs! 
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  • 5 min
Take a look inside the bustling mouse brain in this video.
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  • 3 min
Explore the frontiers of brain science in this lesson plan from The New York Times education blog.
  • New York Times
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

3D Brain

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