Brains & Neurons

Many have compared the Internet to the connections in the human brain. Looking at these sites allows students to see how much more complex and wonderful our brain really is.

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Brain Museum

A huge collection of cross-sectional slides of the brain (more than 100 species) has been cataloged at the Brain Museum, co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin, Michigan State,…  learn more

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How do dogs "see" with their noses

In this TED Ed video, Alexandra Horowitz illustrates how the dog's nose can smell the past, the future and even things that can't be seen at all. You…  learn more

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Neuroscience For Kids

Neuroscience For Kids is so successful that several other sites link to it as the primary source on this topic. Explanations for the aroma of flowers and the…  learn more

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Olfactory System

The neuroscience project at Washington University has developed a special study of the olfactory system. The site is graphically appealing and utilizes some new technology tools such as…  learn more

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Should You Use The Snooze Button?

The snooze button - one of life's luxuries. But is it really helping you out, or making you more tired? A entertaining look at the biology of sleep.…  learn more

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Students can compare the form and functions of various marine, mammalian brains at Manatee. Quite interesting.  learn more

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BrainPOP is a commercial site but an especially engaging one--movies, experiments, etc. about blood, cells, hair. It is suitable for ages 6-14 but it does include sensitive topics…  learn more

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Why Do We Yawn?

What makes yawning so contagious? To get more oxygen? To cool the brain down?!?! Why are yawns contagious? Why do some groups yawn less? The Yawn-O-Meter video --…  learn more