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Research on squid reveals how nerve cells communicate. By studying enormous nerve cells in the squid, researchers determined how brain cells generate and transmit electrical messages.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Scientists have long known that blows to the head can be dangerous. What happens in the brain when two athletes collide on the field?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Understanding the drivers behind individual and group decision-making may lead to insights into the economy.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Exposure to early adverse life events can exert powerful and potentially long-term effects on the developing brain.
  • The Dana Foundation
Beneath the surface, magicians and neuroscientists share a desire to understand the inner workings of the brain. Use yours to spot the tricks from two famous magicians.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive and so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Hear neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explain in this TED talk.
  • TED
  • 14 min
Can neuroscience help explain financial crises? Economist Robert Shiller discusses the influence of human behavior on the economy and the impact of our decisions.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 104 min
When Julio Ramirez asked his eighth grade teacher Sister Mary Norbert if he could lead a class discussion about science, little did he know he’d go on to make a career educating the next generation of neuroscientists.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
To block the effects of abused drugs, scientists recruit the immune system.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
Wilder Penfield, a neurosurgery pioneer, once had an epilepsy patient report the smell of burnt toast before a seizure onset. Learn about Penfield’s work and legacy.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Look inside the brain's elegant molecular machine to learn how long-term memories form.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Visit the wild west of neuroscience. Will Sheriff Wyatt ERP save the Pitui-Territory from dastardly villains?
  • BrainFacts/SfN