Cells & Circuits

In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn how the brain receives and sends signals to the body.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
This web-resource by the University of Utah considers the effects of genetics, environment, and behavior in an attempt to unravel the complexities of the addicted brain.
  • University of Utah
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
Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons.
  • TED
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
An interactive tutorial about the brain and disorders of the brain with photos, animations, and sound.
  • Science Museum London
Neurons are highly specialized cells that conduct and process information in animals, enabling thought, perception and control of movement. Lydia Harriss presents a quick guide to these remarkable cells.
  • Wellcome Trust
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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Glial cells provide insulation for nerve cells and help them communicate with one another. Using mouse muscle nerves, scientists studied the role of specific proteins in the growth of these cells.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A classic film noir about love, addiction, and dopamine. Learn how drugs affect the brain in a dramatic black and white tale.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Neurons transmit signs to your brain every millisecond of every day, and facilitate almost everything you do. But what happens when this critical process goes wrong?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Only physical trauma can create a hole in your brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN

3D Brain

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