Thinking & Awareness

Image of a woman receiving Anesthesia drugs for surgery.
Anesthesia now allows tens of thousands patients every day to avoid the pain and memories of their procedures. But how does anesthesia work?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min.
Learn about aphantasia and your "mind's eye" in this video.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
The video is a fun explanation of the neurological basis of the phantom limb syndrome.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 3 min
In this lesson Scholastics passes along the knowledge that understanding how your brain works can help explain why you behave like you do.
  • Scholastic
How does the body know when it has been cut, or stung, or hit?
  • Brain U
The brain has a remarkable ability to tell where you are and where you're going.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Imagine a duck teaching a French class. A ping-pong match in orbit around a black hole. A dolphin balancing a pineapple. You’ve never seen any of these things, but you can imagine them instantly.
  • TED
  • 5 min
Daniel Levitin, professor of neuroscience at McGill University, describes the way that learning a musical instrument alters and strengthens key areas of the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 22 min
In this video NPR tackles the questions why do we play, and are we the only ones who play?
  • NPR
Anesthesia now allows tens of thousands patients every day to avoid the pain and memories of their procedures. But how does anesthesia work?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min
Face recognition is a remarkably complex process. And for some people, telling faces apart is an almost impossible task.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 8 min
The scientist describes her work examining cognition and dementia in Parkinson's disease.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 34 min

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