Body Systems

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Do microbes living in our gastrointestinal tracts influence the way our brains work? Hear from a scientist who has been studying this question for nearly a decade.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
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Looking to combine your students' love for crafts, magic tricks, and learning? Look no further.
  • University of Washington
The Regenerative Medicine Partnership for Education uses two lesson plans to teach students about the importance of the spinal cord and your brain!
  • Regenerative Medicine Partnership for Education
Can you name the three main parts of the nervous system?
  • Kids Health
Tennis star Maria Sharapova has admitted to using the performance-enhancing drug meldonium, which boosts brain and body power and endurance. Here’s how it works.
How viruses like Zika disturb fetal brain development is a long-standing mystery.
  • The Dana Foundation
Hormones help to physically shape the brain during adolescence and beyond.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The cocktail of hormones produced during adolescence contributes to some of the dramatic brain changes underway.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The California Fish and Game Commission has banned crab fishing until further notice after detecting high levels of a neurotoxin in Dungeness and rock crabs. The toxin, domoic acid, is produced by certain types of planktonic algae, and it becomes concentrated in tissue of crabs and other marine organisms during plankton blooms.
The vagus nerve brings information from all over the body to the brain – but is it being hacked by the bacteria in our gut?
  • Wellcome Trust
Becoming a parent can induce significant changes in the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Scientists are finding evidence that neuroinflammation can alter mood and cognition, perhaps enough to help cause psychiatric disorders.
  • The Dana Foundation
Watch a conversation with neuroscientist Christopher Lowry about the microbiome-brain connection.
  • The Kavli Foundation

3D Brain

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