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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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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Go under the sea and explore some of the animals that sense their world without a brain.
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Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, takes advantage of electricity to treat brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
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Neuroscientists combat destructive neurological disorders and mental illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease, drug addiction, and depression through research.
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Researchers from around the world met in Washington, D.C. to explore the relevance and ethics for using non-human primates in research.
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His drawings of brain cells helped kick off the field we know today.
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Even great visions require support.
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These cells help hit the brakes.
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Discover the animal models that help us learn about different parts of the human brain.
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Want to know how the brain works? Let these eight fundamental concepts guide your way.
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3D Brain

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