Illustration of superman in a dream
Learn how your brain creates dreams while you sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min.
Cheri Wiggs explains what our eyes do while we sleep and why we can't see colors well in the dark.
  • National Eye Institute
  • 2 min
A new study reveals the most common content of recurring dreams and finds very different hallucinations in the dreaming minds of adults and children.
What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives.
  • TED
  • 22 min
Sleeping is key for a healthy brain, but it's still a mysterious part of life.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Although scientists continue to debate the purposes and benefits of sleep, one thing is clear: sleep deprivation is really bad for brain function.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A good night's sleep can strengthen memories and promote creative thinking.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Your smartphone addiction isn't helping you sleep. In fact, an obscure chemical reaction may be keeping you awake.
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min
What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
  • TED
  • 4 min
Students are introduced to brain structure, neurotransmitters, hormones, and neural networks in this nine part lesson.
  • Baylor College of Medicine
Explore the stages of a good night's sleep and the research linking sleep to memory.
  • PBS
Tossing and turning generally occurs during very brief arousals from sleep during the night.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
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.
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3D Brain

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