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Learn about the brain through articles, maps, activities, and more, with this resource for teachers and students.
  • The Dana Foundation
In this three-part lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn about the study of human behavior and the importance of understanding mental health.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
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
Learn about the science underlying the effects of alcohol on human biology and behavior in this interactive teaching unit from the National Institutes of Health.
  • National Institutes of Health
A detailed booklet of symptoms, causes, and treatments for schizophrenia, along with information on how to help and cope.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
Teaching packets for teachers, aimed at secondary school students. Learn how the brain's reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroin), or marijuana.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
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
Although scientists have made great strides in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, no treatment has been approved for halting or reversing the condition. Meanwhile, the need is becoming more urgent, as populations in the world’s developed nations grow older and live longer.
  • 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
For many poorly understood mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or autism, scientists often wish they could turn back the clock to uncover what has gone wrong in the brains of these patients, and how to right it before much brain damage ensues. But now, thanks to recent developments in the lab, that wish is coming true.
  • The Kavli Foundation
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
Only physical trauma can create a hole in your brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN