Image of pioneer cells
These trailblazers strike out into various parts of the brain, laying down axons as they go.
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Your selections: Anatomy
From the stands at sports events, we marvel at the actions of athletes. But in fact, each of us in our daily activities performs a host of complex, skilled movements that are just as remarkable.
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Why do we get sleepy? There are two main determining factors: the circadian system (time of day or night) and how long we have been awake.
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This Web resource highlights the valuable role that animals play in biomedical research. The anatomy of the reward pathways in the human brain and the rat brain are compared to emphasize their similarities.
  • University of Utah
Here's your teaching manual to the inner workings of the brain. Download the entire PDF or use individual modules.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
This interactive web resource has articles with photos and demonstrations about how the brain processes information from our bodies, generates thoughts and emotions, stores and recalls memories, and controls movement. Also, watch a video about how scientists store and use donated brain tissue.
  • National Geographic
Explore the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center in Belmont, Mass., which houses more than 6,000 samples and specimens.
  • National Geographic
In this lesson, students learn some key brain structures and the functions they preform.
  • PBS
Information on how the brain works, how mental illnesses are disorders of the brain, and ongoing research that helps us better understand and treat disorders.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
In this lesson, students learn key brain structures and the functions they perform. They then design and model an animal's brain.
  • Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
What happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease? This tour by the Alzheimer's Association explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it.
  • Alzheimer's Association
Use interactive tools to see your child's brain development from the inside.
  • Hospital for Sick Children
3D reconstructions reveal the detailed anatomy of three types of neurons in a mouse's cerebellum, an area of the brain that helps control movement.
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