Image of brain astrocyte cell
The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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Is it possible to read minds using science? Discover how scientists use a process called population coding to “read” minds - and move bionic limbs! 
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  • 5 min
Take a look inside the bustling mouse brain in this video.
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  • 3 min
Explore the frontiers of brain science in this lesson plan from The New York Times education blog.
  • New York Times
Play a game to map the brain with other online citizen-neuroscientists.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mice, bugs and hamsters are no longer the only way to study the brain. Functional MRI (fMRI) allows scientists to map brain activity in living, breathing, decision-making human beings.
  • TED
  • 13 min
See for yourself what happens to the brain during a head injury. This short video is a great resource to enhance your lesson plans.
  • PBS
Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the large effort expended in developing and testing BMIs and the ultimate goal of long-term safe and useful application of BMI technology to humans.
  • The Dana Foundation
Do lost connections between brain regions guarantee impaired function? Imaging techniques show normal functional activity in people with missing links, spurring scientists to say: not necessarily.
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Neurons in the eye turn light into electrical signals. How and where signals travel between these cells is thought to affect vision.
Scientists who study the brain do so for many reasons. For some, the opportunity to study the most complex living structure in the known universe is itself an exciting quest. So much is still unknown about brain function and development.
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The discovery of a protein that gives jellyfish their colorful glow revolutionized scientists' view of the nervous system, allowing them to add color to what had only been seen in black and white.
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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a method for electrically stimulating the brain from the outside of the skull.
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3D Brain

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