Tech & the Brain

Photgraph of a woman sitting at a computer with a headset on
Video games might offer cognitive benefits like increased hand-eye coordination and visual perception skills.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Older adults with cognitive impairment have limited options for treatment. But, as neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley discusses, video games may be an effective way to enhance cognition.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 19 min
Psychologist Mark Griffiths discusses how, for a small minority of people, gaming can progress to an addiction.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 18 min
Neuroscientists and experts from the gaming industry discuss how video games affect the brain as well their potential applications in classrooms and hospitals.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Upload your consciousness into a computer with these 5 easy steps.
Want to travel to Mars? Bring empathy, communication skills; expect trouble with seeing, thinking — and keeping food down.
  • The Dana Foundation
From the black-and-white days of I Love Lucy to the blue-ray lasers of today’s Game of Thrones in dazzling 3D, parents have worried that television might harm their child’s brain development. Now the answer is plain to see.
Ultron walks into a bar, and orders a drink. Bartender says, “We don’t serve robots!”. Ultron replies, “You will.”
Your smartphone addiction isn't helping you sleep. In fact, an obscure chemical reaction may be keeping you awake.
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min
Peering into the brains of people as they sing, brainstorm, and play is guiding neuroscientists to new insights into the neural underpinnings of creativity.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
30,000 scientists will convene today in Washington, DC, for the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting. Watch last year’s Dialogues lecture.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 130 min
Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 11 min
Reward can far outweigh risk in the case of people with serious disability.
  • The Dana Foundation

3D Brain

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