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
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
Although sleep appears to be a passive and restful time, it actually involves a highly active and well-scripted interplay of brain circuits, resulting in sleep’s various stages.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
What is the difference between sleep and wakefulness? Much of it depends on which brain systems are activated.
  • BrainFacts/SfN

3D Brain

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