Tech & the Brain

Illustrating of a human head with a video game controller.
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
Jet lag, irregular sleep schedules, and exposure to artificial light throw our internal clocks out of whack. When that happens, our health suffers.
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We all know that kids spend many hours a day using smartphones but what is it doing to their brains?
  • Stanford University
Discover the addictiveness behind video games to understand the way students are motivated.
  • Psychology Today
Video games might offer cognitive benefits like increased hand-eye coordination and visual perception skills.
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The pitch is appealing: sharpen your mind with a few minutes of brain games each day. Unfortunately, science suggests this promise is probably too good to be true.
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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.
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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
Blitch is searching for solutions in robotics and robot-assisted search and rescue.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 34 min
Studying the neural functions underlying movement in monkeys is leading to amazing new technologies that may give paralyzed people the ability to move again.
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Game developer Daniel Greenberg discusses how health-focused video games can educate patients and encourage healthy behaviors.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 18 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.
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  • 18 min

3D Brain

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