Illustrations of various musical instruments
Daniel Levitin, professor of neuroscience at McGill University, describes the way that learning a musical instrument alters and strengthens key areas of the brain.
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  • 22 min.
Your selections: The Arts and the Brain
Nina Kraus, professor at Northwestern University, discusses how our brains process sound, and how making music can help offset language deficiencies.
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  • 25 min
Ping Ho, founder and director of UCLArts and Healing, describes how art education is a matter of public health.
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Teaching young people how to play music and create art can have lasting benefits for the brain.
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Abstract paintings test your brain in a unique way.
  • Science Friday
  • 29 min
Trauma silences its victims, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open up and heal.
  • TED
  • 10 min
Help your students create videos about the brain and nervous system.
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Where in the brain does creativity come from?
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The highly connected region is active not only driving motor movements but also during cognitive tasks.
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American chef Bryan Voltaggio describes how he experiments with flavors to create unique dining experiences for his guests.
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  • 94 min
Peering into the brains of people as they sing, brainstorm, and play is guiding neuroscientists to new insights into the neural underpinnings of creativity.
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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. 
  • TED
  • 16 min
30,000 scientists will convene today in Washington, DC, for the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting. Watch last year’s Dialogues lecture.
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  • 130 min

3D Brain

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