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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Neuroscientist Liz Burnett explains how animal models help scientists understand the healthy body and what goes wrong during disease.
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  • 7 min
Mice, bugs and hamsters are no longer the only way to study the brain. Functional MRI (fMRI) allows scientists to map brain activity in living, breathing, decision-making human beings.
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  • 13 min
A gene controls neuronal traffic in the assembly of this electrical circuit.
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Vision requires teamwork. Nerve cells in the retina communicate with one another to create optimal messages to send to the brain.
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Animals in research are good for humans and the animals, too. Learn about the many benefits to this approach: kids edition.
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Animals in research are good for humans and the animals, too. Learn about the many benefits to this approach: teens edition.
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Animals in research are good for humans and the animals, too. Learn about the many benefits to this approach: teachers edition.
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What gives you goosebumps? Discover the science behind fear and what makes it such a powerful emotional response.
  • California Science Center
See for yourself what happens to the brain during a head injury. This short video is a great resource to enhance your lesson plans.
  • PBS
It's alive! Learn about living systems and how you can incorporate them into your lessons.
  • National Institutes of Health
Why do scientists use animals in research? Use this resource to understand the process and benefits of animal research.
  • Understanding Animal Research
One professor describes her first encounter with a human brain.

3D Brain

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