In the Lab

Collage of scientists prepping and looking at slides
When the Calgary Brain Bank receives a donation, neuroscientist Jeffrey Joseph meticulously divvies up tissue samples for researchers to study.
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Your selections: In the Lab
In this podcast from Science Friday, science writer Sam Kean joins Ira Flatow to talk about the brain injuries that led to some of neuroscience’s biggest breakthroughs
  • Science Friday
  • 12 min
Special cells in the inner ear turn vibrations in the air into what we perceive as sound.
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The neuroscientist and inaugural editor-in-chief of BrainFacts.org discusses his life and work in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 37 min
A protein in neurons enables helps flies learn about their environments and survive in the wild.
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Through neural connections, called synapses, the brain can process and store enormous amounts of information.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min
The neuroscientist discusses her pioneering research and her commitment to helping women in science succeed.
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For more than a century, scientists have studied the brain, and yet, there is still so much about it that remains a mystery.
  • National Science Foundation
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs.
  • TED
  • 19 min
Developmental disorders in children are typically diagnosed by observing behavior, but Aditi Shankardass knew that we should be looking directly at their brains.
  • TED
In the second installment of The Joys of Science video series, neuroscientists discuss some of the difficulties they face in the field.
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How two unlikely microbes led to the development of one of today's most promising brain research techniques.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min
Serpents are a storehouse of fascinating neuroscience.

3D Brain

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