Cells & Circuits

Bundles of extra-long axons transmit signals from eyes to brain.
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Neuroscientist Nick Spitzer explains gene expression and how it helps your body’s cells function.
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  • 1 min
Neurons and muscles communicate at specialized nodes called neuromuscular junctions.
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Your brain’s 86 billion neurons wire up to form circuits. But just what is a circuit?
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  • 1 min
Sun-seeking brain cells keep the sleep cycle in balance.
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Studying the science behind laughter reveals that the best laughs usually have nothing to do with great jokes.
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A look at the back of your throat provides insight into the brain.
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Neural stem cells may transform into any type of neuron. Harnessing that potential might help us treat brain injuries and diseases that kill neurons.
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The spinal cord is the nexus of the peripheral nervous system, the brain’s connection to the rest of the body.
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From his schooldays making microscope slides out of tape to his current position as Head of Anatomy at King’s College London, Richard Wingate has always had a passion for science.
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  • 4 min
Take the traditional game of tag and turn it into a game of neuroscience tag!
  • University of Washington
Get your students out of their seats and have them act out how neurons transmit messages.
  • Brain U

3D Brain

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