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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Go back under the sea and explore even more animals that sense their world without a brain.
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These small fish have plenty to teach us about the brain.
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Figuring out why mosquitoes prefer to feast on humans over other animals could help us design more effective repellants and prevent the spread of disease.
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Scientists may have found the brain’s hidden waste disposal system.
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org.
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How would it feel to hold a model of your own brain?
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org.
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org.
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Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel explains how the human brain “lost” 14 billion neurons overnight.
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Before neuroscientists can figure out what goes wrong in developmental brain disorders, they need to understand how the healthy brain develops.
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Echolocating bats can help us understand how we use our senses to perceive and navigate the world around us.
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When you are trying to unravel the secrets of the most complex biological organ in the known universe, you need to get creative.
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3D Brain

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