Image of an eye inside of a color wheel
How the brain helps us see is a captivating subject in the world of neuroscience.
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A lot, it turns out. Some animals can detect forms of energy invisible to us, like magnetic and electrical fields. Others see light and hear sounds well outside the range of human perception.
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The arrangement of cells in the retina reveals how it detects, processes, and relays visual information to the brain.
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A unique group of cells in the eye's retina specifically detects the upward motion of objects, such as a ball thrown in the air or...fireworks.
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Fish have specialized cells that help them detect movement in the water so they don't end up as dinner.
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Your sense of sight is powered by blood.
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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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Face recognition is a remarkably complex process. And for some people, telling faces apart is an almost impossible task.
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  • 8 min
Tracing a star is easy, but what happens when you add a mirror?
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Have you ever wanted to make something disappear?
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This activity starts out with the question "can you trust what you see?"
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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.