Illustration of superman in a dream
Learn how your brain creates dreams while you sleep.
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  • 4 min.
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What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
  • TED
  • 4 min
Students are introduced to brain structure, neurotransmitters, hormones, and neural networks in this nine part lesson.
  • Baylor College of Medicine
Explore the stages of a good night's sleep and the research linking sleep to memory.
  • PBS
Tossing and turning generally occurs during very brief arousals from sleep during the night.
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Although sleep appears to be a passive and restful time, it actually involves a highly active and well-scripted interplay of brain circuits, resulting in sleep’s various stages.
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Why do we get sleepy? There are two main determining factors: the circadian system (time of day or night) and how long we have been awake.
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What is the difference between sleep and wakefulness? Much of it depends on which brain systems are activated.
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Sleep is crucial for concentration, memory, coordination, and even emotional health. Research holds promise for devising new treatments to allow millions of people to get a good night’s sleep.
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Explore the many aspects of sleep and its importance to overall daily function and long-term health.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
What's going on inside the teenage brain? This Frontline television special explores how science may unlock answers to that question.
  • PBS

3D Brain

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