Thinking & Awareness

Abstract painting of a woman meditating on a mountain
Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 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
Fainting is the sudden and temporary loss of consciousness, and consciousness arises from neural activity in the cerebral cortex. Anything that disrupts neural activity in the cerebral cortex can cause loss of consciousness.

3D Brain

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