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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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min.
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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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 17 min
Neuroscience isn't just for biology class! In this video, learn from Rochelle Shwartz-Bloom about the function of the motor cortex.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 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
Through complex systems that begin with cells that respond to physical stimuli and send signals through a maze of brain circuits, we can know — both consciously and otherwise — what goes on around us and within our bodies.
  • The Dana Foundation
Imagine hearing a bird chirp and seeing the color yellow. This is what life may be like for someone with synesthesia. Explore the unique experiences of a synesthete and learn more about this rare condition.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
How sensitive is your skin? Try this quick activity to test your skin's sensory neurons.
  • Scientific American
Students are introduced to brain structure, neurotransmitters, hormones, and neural networks in this nine part lesson.
  • Baylor College of Medicine
How was the neural representation of my belly region changing throughout during my pregnancy?

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