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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Neuroscientists have long understood that the cerebellum is important for controlling bodily movements, by making them more fluid and coordinated, but researchers have also long appreciated that cerebellum does much more.
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In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, revisit some our favorite conversations with the scientists who are making big contributions to the study of the brain.
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In the first installment of The Joys of Science video series, neuroscientists discuss what they love most about the field.
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How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map.
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A neuroscientist reveals the surprising — and far-reaching — effects of marijuana on the developing brain.
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This video from the National Eye Institute features Chris Thomas answering children's questions about how you can become a scientist and the variety of jobs they do.

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As we turn the page on 2014, here’s a list of some of the year’s highlights in neuroscience.
A neuroscientist describes how a friend's attempted suicide motivated her to use her knowledge of physics to study the brain.
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To fully appreciate brain function, scientists are studying what’s going on in various brain regions, and how these regions connect and communicate.
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Scientists are using color to visualize neurons and build better maps of the brain.
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Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation — so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. 
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3D Brain

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