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Learn the basics of how neurons fire, and explore what we can learn from the feeling of banging our funny bone.
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  • 5 min.
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How much do you know about how your senses work?
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Learn about the neuroscience behind synesthesia in this video which won first place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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  • 5 min
The Society for Neuroscience has announced the winners of the 2015 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
  • The Dana Foundation
The nerves necessary for the sense of touch develop early in gestation.
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Through our senses, we experience the world. And for rodents, the facial whiskers play a crucial role.
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Neuroscience isn’t just for biology class! In this video, learn from Jim Olson about the homunculus, the structure of the sensory cortex.
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  • 17 min
Neuroscience isn't just for biology class! In this video, learn from Rochelle Shwartz-Bloom about the function of the motor cortex.
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  • 17 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
Learn about the somatosensory homunculus, which is basically a map of the body in the brain, in this brief, educational video.
  • Khan Academy
At any moment, there is an electrical storm coursing through your body. Discover how chemical reactions create an electric current that drives our responses to everything from hot pans to a mother’s caress.
  • TED
When a fly lands on your arm, how does your brain respond? Learn how touch travels through your brain with this video.
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  • 5 min
Although sensory systems share basic features of organization, each is uniquely designed to respond to a particular aspect of the world.
  • The Dana Foundation

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