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It takes nearly three decades to build a fully-developed, adult brain. With all that effort, what’s so special about the end result?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Your selections: Aging
Researcher Samuel Cohen explains how Alzheimer’s differs from normal memory loss and how that may hold the key for future treatments.
  • TED
  • 8 min
Memory loss is a sign of an aging brain. But when does forgetting cross the line from normal aging to something more serious?
  • Coalition for the Life Sciences
  • 51 min
Possible links between impaired hearing and loss of cognitive abilities raise the tantalizing possibility that restoring hearing could slow cognitive decline.
  • The Dana Foundation
Learn about the developing brain and how your brain changes throughout your lifetime with this comprehensive website.
  • PBS
Even without a disease such as Alzheimer's, the aging brain does show signs of wear. Researchers look to the molecular level to see if they can slow the healthy, normal progress.
  • The Dana Foundation
You may think multitasking makes you more productive. In actuality, it slows you down, increases the mistakes you make, and temporarily changes the way your brain works.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Meet Olga Kotelko, 93-year old track star, and see how she has maintained brain and body fitness.
  • Beckman Institute
My Grandmother once offered me her brain....
Understanding how new neurons integrate into existing brain regions may hold the secret to restoring brain function after injury or disease.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Dementia is a description of any progressive disorder that takes away a person’s cognitive and functional abilities.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
From the first large studies monitoring the mental functioning of the same group of healthy humans over many years, scientists have uncovered unexpected results.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Our best insights into how the normal brain ages come from long-term studies of the nervous system that began decades ago.
  • BrainFacts/SfN

3D Brain

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