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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Go back under the sea and explore even more animals that sense their world without a brain.
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What does yummy taste like?
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Scientists may have found the brain’s hidden waste disposal system.
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Just because you’re taking a break doesn’t mean your brain gets to clock out.
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The brain’s ability to rebuild broken connections is the key behind recovering from brain injuries and strokes.
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How would it feel to hold a model of your own brain?
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Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel explains how the human brain “lost” 14 billion neurons overnight.
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Before neuroscientists can figure out what goes wrong in developmental brain disorders, they need to understand how the healthy brain develops.
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This small group of cells help regulate your memories.
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Go under the sea and explore some of the animals that sense their world without a brain.
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Students can squish, build, and light up a neuron in this hands-on activity.
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Mark Goldberg, chair of the department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, answers your questions about strokes.
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3D Brain

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