Explore

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
During this lab activity, students will explore two types of sensory processes. First, they will investigate how one identifies different flavors. Then, they will explore the ways the brain interprets the visual images that reach the eye.
  • University of Pennsylvania
In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn the likely causes of distracted driving and its possible effects.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn how alcohol affects different parts of the brain, which in turn affects behavior.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
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
The changes taking place in the adolescent brain lead to increased vulnerability to drug abuse and may also contribute to the emergence of psychiatric disorders.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness, but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.
  • TED
  • 19 min
In an attempt to put mind over matter, researchers are beginning to decipher what exactly is happening in our brains when we are making decisions.
  • The Kavli Foundation
Only physical trauma can create a hole in your brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Moderate amounts of alcohol do not kill brain cells.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Listening to classical music hasn't been shown to improve intelligence in children or adults.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Crossword puzzles and similar games can help you learn words and improve specific skills, but they won't enhance overall brain function.
  • BrainFacts/SfN