In the Lab

Collage of scientists prepping and looking at slides
When the Calgary Brain Bank receives a donation, neuroscientist Jeffrey Joseph meticulously divvies up tissue samples for researchers to study.
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Scientists study fruit bats to figure out how our brains create mental maps.
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Advances in chemistry, physics, and computer science have revolutionized neuroscience by giving scientists greater access to the living brain.
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Your oldest memories are etched into your brain thanks to tiny structures in your neurons.
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A researcher explains how her undergraduate experience inspired a career studying spinal cord injury.
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Mitochondria might provide more than energy to nerve cells — they may be important in brain signaling as well.
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The brain links smells and sensations to create lasting memories.
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Fluorescent labelling allows scientists to track vital stem cells throughout the brain’s development.
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A family of proteins determines which nerve cells thrive or die.
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For years I’d heard that the human brain weighs just around 1.3 kg. But the thing I was holding was much heavier than that.
Is it possible to read minds using science? Discover how scientists use a process called population coding to “read” minds - and move bionic limbs! 
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You may think multitasking makes you more productive. In actuality, it slows you down, increases the mistakes you make, and temporarily changes the way your brain works.
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Brainy mollusks are enhancing our understanding of injury in the animal kingdom.
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3D Brain

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