Thinking Sensing and Behaving

Photograph of a man cleaning and taking care of a child at the same time
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Neuroscience isn't just for biology class! In this video, learn from Rochelle Shwartz-Bloom about the function of the motor cortex.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 17 min
Take a look at the science behind world's most popular drug in coffee, caffeine.
  • American Chemical Society
Learn about topics like plasticity, memory, and brain development from the researchers who study them in this video series.
  • Mindyerbrain
What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
  • TED
  • 4 min
Learn about the developing brain and how your brain changes throughout your lifetime with this comprehensive website.
  • PBS
Why do we get motion sickness? Learn what this condition has to do with the brain and your senses in this video.
  • TED
Try out a memory boosting technique called mnemonics with this hands-on activity.
  • Scientific American
Learn about the somatosensory homunculus, which is basically a map of the body in the brain, in this brief, educational video.
  • Khan Academy
Every day you taste many different things. Have you ever wondered how well you detect different tastes? Find out with this activity!
  • Scientific American
Did you know that an adult human can distinguish up to 10,000 different smells? Learn more about your amazing sense of smell in this video.
  • TED
This site provides information on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the many ways that it can affect cognition.
  • BrainLine
Explore this site for an interactive experience that will teach you all about the intricate workings of your brain.
  • National Geographic