Brain Anatomy and Function

Image of neurons in synapse locations
Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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The release of the “vampire hormone” lets the body know when it’s time to sleep.
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This furrowed structure helps you execute every move you make.
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Test your students’ knowledge of brain states.
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A small battery-sized device implanted into the chest delivering small zaps of electricity to the vagus nerve can make a huge impact in a patient’s wellbeing.
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Neuroscientist Denise Bellinger explains vagus nerve stimulation, its history as a medical treatment, and whether commercial VNS devices are effective and safe.
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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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The 2019 Brain Prize winners Marie-Germaine Bousser and Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve discuss the discovery of CADASIL, the most common inherited stroke disorder.
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When you’re dealing with the most complex structure in the known universe, there are bound to be a few misconceptions.
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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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Get your students out of their seats and have them act out how neurons transmit messages.
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3D Brain

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