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Learn the basics of how neurons fire, and explore what we can learn from the feeling of banging our funny bone.
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  • 5 min.
The question may sound bizarre, but for people with synesthesia, days of the week might have their own colors, shapes, textures — even smells!
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  • 4 min
A look at the back of your throat provides insight into the brain.
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Hearing words that evoke visions of color or seeing letters that have gender are just a few examples of experiencing synesthesia. Jessica Johnson investigates this tangling of the senses.
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Our senses do more than tell us when something smells sweet, or feels soft — they help us interpret our environment. This presentation will help you teach students how the brain processes our senses.
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Learn the basics of how neurons fire, and explore what we can learn from the feeling of banging our funny bone.
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  • 5 min
Individual neurons bundle together to form the sciatic nerve, a superhighway running from your legs to your spine.
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Thanks to cells called neuromasts, fish have a sixth sense.
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Have you ever wondered how you can catch a ball, see the color blue, taste chocolate, smell bad breath, or hear a bird song? Learn more in this Brain Awareness Week webinar.
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  • 53 min
Your students will see the finish line and taste the glory as they race the clock and each other in this interactive relay game.
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Touch a hot pan and you’ll reflexively withdraw your hand. That’s because a special type of pain-sensing nerves transmits a jolt of pain, which acts like a warning signal to prevent further injury.
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Getting rid of unneeded synapses is a key part of brain development.
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  • 1 min
How much do you know about how your senses work?
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3D Brain

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