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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Despite much thought and ingenuity, neuroscience still struggles to define what consciousness is.
  • Wellcome Trust
Melina Hale explains how her research on zebrafish is helping to advance brain research.
  • National Science Foundation
Techniques that increase the resolution of microscopes are revolutionizing the ability to peer at brain structures in ever-increasing detail.
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Studying the nerve cells that alert fruit flies to danger may one day help scientists better understand diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and autism.
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Whether people are making 3D-printed cars, guns, or even organs, this technology is becoming wild with the thousands of different applications.
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Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
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Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
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  • 18 min
Through our senses, we experience the world. And for rodents, the facial whiskers play a crucial role.
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A shark’s ability to home in on the scent of blood is legendary, but many people are surprised to learn that sharks have a stealthy sixth sense to find prey and explore the world around them.
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After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself. Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
  • TED
  • 16 min
What can we learn from a lobster gut?
Watch a discussion about developments in brain science with renowned neuroscientist Eric Kandel and New York Times science writer James Gorman.
  • PBS

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