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Nancy Kanwisher shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose "machinery." 
  • TED
  • 18 min
While scientists are learning how important emotional input is to nearly every aspect of cognition, behavior, and disease, understanding how that works is a tangled puzzle.
  • The Dana Foundation
Genetics experts, medical advocates, and lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the latest research on cutting edge gene-editing techniques.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The availability of big data is changing the way we study the complexity of the brain.
  • The Dana Foundation
The United States bets big on the brain by funding new tools and technologies to study the nervous system.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Telling cancer from non-cancer is tough for brain surgeons. Scorpions, Amazon.com and the legacy of a dying girl might change that.
  • Wellcome Trust
Scientists are developing devices that can monitor and extract brain activity to enable a machine or computer to accomplish complicated tasks.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min
Watch this discussion on the discoveries and possibilities of the BRAIN Initiative.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 62 min
The debut of Bruce Jenner’s sex change on the cover of Vanity Fair was stunning, but superficial. A deeper question than her newfound beauty is: What about her brain?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
For more than a century, scientists have studied the brain, and yet, there is still so much about it that remains a mystery.
  • National Science Foundation
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs.
  • TED
  • 19 min
Developmental disorders in children are typically diagnosed by observing behavior, but Aditi Shankardass knew that we should be looking directly at their brains.
  • TED