Brain Anatomy and Function

Image of neurons in synapse locations
Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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This short video clip shows fetal cerebral cortex development.
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How does your brain switch from walking to running and everything in between?
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Welcome to the crossroads of the optic nerves.
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Our brains change in subtle but measurable ways as we age, and neuroscientists have a few ideas about why that may be.
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With more than half of its tiny brain devoted to sight, the fruit fly is a favorite animal model for scientists studying the visual system.
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As we age, we can see our hair gray and our skin wrinkle. Less obvious are the changes happening in our brains.
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These bundles form the information cables of your entire nervous system.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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Memories of failed attempts and false starts while learning to ride a bike may remain, but it likely all feels natural now. For that, you can thank the intricate circuits comprising your nervous system.
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You might struggle to learn new steps in your dance class, but your brain is working to ensure you nail the routine.
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If your body were a ship, your brain would be the command center.
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Use electric fish as a way to help students understand genetics and the development of new characteristics in different species. .
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3D Brain

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