For Educators

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These puzzles, quizzes, challenges, and interactive activities are a fun way to learn about neuroscience while staying at home.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Learn how our taste buds work and why some of us are sensitive to bitter tastes. Detailed graphics and sound clips explain the mechanics of taste and evolutionary consequences of bitter sensations.
  • University of Utah
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
In this two-part lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn about gelotology (the science of laughter) and its benefits to our social, mental, and physical well-being.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
This site features interactive games for students along with lesson plans to teach about how drugs effect the nervous system.
  • Rice University
In this lesson, students learn key brain structures and the functions they perform. They then design and model an animal's brain.
  • Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
This website includes a menu of lessons to involve students in neuroscience and spread the word about brain research to the public.
  • Atlanta Chapter of SFN
Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons.
  • TED
Beginning in the 1940s, Canadian brain surgeon Wilder Penfield mapped the brain's motor cortex -- the area that controls the movement of your body's muscles. Now you can relive his exploration of the brain.
  • PBS
What's going on inside the teenage brain? This Frontline television special explores how science may unlock answers to that question.
  • PBS
In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn about their five senses.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
An interactive tutorial about the brain and disorders of the brain with photos, animations, and sound.
  • Science Museum London
Use interactive tools to see your child's brain development from the inside.
  • Hospital for Sick Children

3D Brain

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