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How two unlikely microbes led to the development of one of today's most promising brain research techniques.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min
A good night's sleep can strengthen memories and promote creative thinking.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map.
  • TED
  • 15 min
As we turn the page on 2014, here’s a list of some of the year’s highlights in neuroscience.
A neuroscientist describes how a friend's attempted suicide motivated her to use her knowledge of physics to study the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
To fully appreciate brain function, scientists are studying what’s going on in various brain regions, and how these regions connect and communicate.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Scientists are using color to visualize neurons and build better maps of the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Despite much thought and ingenuity, neuroscience still struggles to define what consciousness is.
  • Wellcome Trust
Techniques that increase the resolution of microscopes are revolutionizing the ability to peer at brain structures in ever-increasing detail.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Whether people are making 3D-printed cars, guns, or even organs, this technology is becoming wild with the thousands of different applications.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 23 min