Tech & the Brain

Photgraph of a woman sitting at a computer with a headset on
Video games might offer cognitive benefits like increased hand-eye coordination and visual perception skills.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
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When you are trying to unravel the secrets of the most complex biological organ in the known universe, you need to get creative.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Explore the concept of “mind uploading”. How would something like a mind upload really work?
  • Knowing Neurons
  • 45 min
How would our bodies and brains work without gravity?
  • TED
  • 5 min
With a number of brain training games being tested in research labs and others already on the market, important ethical questions remain: Do they work? Are there any risks? Neuroscientist Martha Farah addresses these and other questions.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 18 min
Game developer Daniel Greenberg discusses how health-focused video games can educate patients and encourage healthy behaviors.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 18 min
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
Psychologist Mark Griffiths discusses how, for a small minority of people, gaming can progress to an addiction.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 18 min
Neuroscientists and experts from the gaming industry discuss how video games affect the brain as well their potential applications in classrooms and hospitals.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Upload your consciousness into a computer with these 5 easy steps.
Want to travel to Mars? Bring empathy, communication skills; expect trouble with seeing, thinking — and keeping food down.
  • The Dana Foundation
Ultron walks into a bar, and orders a drink. Bartender says, “We don’t serve robots!”. Ultron replies, “You will.”
Your smartphone addiction isn't helping you sleep. In fact, an obscure chemical reaction may be keeping you awake.
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min

3D Brain

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