In this Mystery, students explore the brain’s role in receiving information from the senses, processing that information, and controlling the muscles to enable movement.
Learn about the role of the hippocampus in memory, the effects of LSD on the brain, the possible medical uses of LSD and other psychotropic drugs, and what a 19th century railroad worker named Phineas Gage can teach us about traumatic brain injuries.
You may have heard about a study where researchers were able to grow lumps of neural tissue that showed measurable activity – a little bit like an actual brain.
Synesthesia allows people to hear color or taste numbers—and maybe even remember some things better than the average person.
Scientists know that things like people’s heart rates, breathing, and even footfalls tend to line up when they’re doing things together, but we’re learning that even the electrical activity in your brain can sync up too!
You can find groups of people from all over the world who communicate full conversation by whistling.
About 150 years ago, scientists found the two main areas that are responsible for language production and comprehension in the brain.