Genes & Molecules

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The drugs prescribed to treat symptoms of schizophrenia haven’t changed much in the last half-century. Now, advances in genetic studies could help scientists develop new — and better — treatments.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
One of the joys of growing up in the South is that time in the early summer near dusk when fireflies put on their enchanting display. It was practically a rite of passage to catch and place them in a Mason jar with holes poked in the lid.
Unraveling the genetics behind brain disorders may offer hope to millions of patients.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Today the world learned that neuroscientist Roger Y. Tsien passed away on August 24, 2016. His life’s work transformed cellular neuroscience.
Let your students test their brain vocabulary in a game of Neuro Bingo.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The autism researcher tells tales of triumphs and tribulations in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 28 min
This iconograph and worksheet helps students learn about dopamine and the evolution of our reward centers to help with survival.
  • Scholastic
This easy-to-follow animation shows what happens during the process of neurotransmission.
  • Illinois State University
Hormones help to physically shape the brain during adolescence and beyond.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The researcher discusses biological clocks and inspiring times in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 34 min
The cocktail of hormones produced during adolescence contributes to some of the dramatic brain changes underway.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The neuroscientist and inaugural editor-in-chief of BrainFacts.org discusses his life and work in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 37 min
Sheldon Miller answers children's questions on colorblindness, whether it can be treated, and how people become color blind.
  • National Eye Institute

3D Brain

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