Hearing Disorders

Although its most obvious role is in hearing, the auditory system contains organs that mediate both hearing and balance. Problems in the auditory system can range from a simple ear ache to complete deafness and may also involve difficulties with… Continue Reading →

Central Nervous System Overview

The nervous system informs the body about itself and the world around it and enables the body to react to this information. To accomplish this, the nervous system actively identifies, integrates and interprets incoming sensory stimuli, and produces electrochemical impulses… Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of Movement

Almost all of behavior involves motor function, from talking to gesturing to walking. But even a simple movement like reaching out to pick up a glass of water can be a complex motor task to study. Not only does your… Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of a Brain

Meet Sumarri Sumarri is an eight-year old girl from Oakland, California. Sumarri is in the second grade. While she likes all of her classes, her favorite times of the day are art class and ballet lessons. Lately, Sumarri has been… Continue Reading →

Century of the Brain

As one learns more about neuroscience and those who study it, there is almost a sense of Greek tragedy — an element of hubris is always lurking about. What bravado to study something so complex and so …well … incomprehensible!… Continue Reading →

Interactive Receptive Field Mapping

Conduct your own experiment! Map the receptive fields of retinal neurons using an interactive demonstration that recreates the pioneering studies of receptive field research.

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