For Educators

Funny photograph of a toy brain with toy glasses resting on an open book
Encourage your students to look for neuroscience outside of science class.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
This is the week that neuroscientists get their geek on – for real. When neuroscientists get the chance to show off their neuro-passion, the cortex knows no limits!
  • The Dana Foundation
The real question that I am trying to find out the answer to is "which genes are expressed in the cerebral cortex?"...
In a previous blog post, I described programs available to high school students who wanted to experience life in a neuroscience research laboratory. Research opportunities also exist for college undergraduate students but they are sometimes difficult to find.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Gov. Brown (California) signed into law a program that will create 50 lower-division textbooks and a new type library that will house them.
The public craves information about neuroscience.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Challenge students' understanding of the brain through a live Q&A competition. Participate in regional bees for the chance to compete at the national and international levels.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Celebrate the brain year-round with interactive events and community outreach. Brain Awareness Week is March 12-18, 2018.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
This booklet describes the symptoms of anxiety disorders, explains the role of research in understanding the causes of these conditions, describes effective treatments, and suggests ways to make treatment more effective.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
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
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
In this two-part lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn the advantages, disadvantages, and potential of diagnostic imaging technologies in brain research.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
The Virtual Exhibit is a collection of games, demonstrations, and activities for students to learn about sources and effects of protection from dangerous sounds.
  • Oregon Health and Science University

3D Brain

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