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[ ] - An animated look at the brain, nerve transmission, and brain disorders.
[ ] - ThinkQuest site looking at the anatomy and function of the nervous system. Includes sections on the neuron, nerve messaging, human senses, and disorders of the nervous system.
Changing Your Mind
[ ] - From the PBS show, Scientific American Frontiers, users can learn of new evidence of the brains' ability to grow and change. Includes a look at dreams, the sense of touch, and a scientist profile.
Domino Model of a Nerve
[ ] - Questions relating a chain of dominoes to nerve impulse, rate of impulse, and nervous system function.
[ ] - An animation showing the homunculus, or "little man," representation of the somatosensory cortex.
Nerve Impulse Animation
[ ] - Interactive Flash animation showing the different stages in the propagation of a nerve impulse.
Neuron Anatomy Printout
[ ] - From EnchantedLearning.com, a black-and-white neuron printout.
Neuroscience for Kids
[ ] - Intended for elementary and secondary school students and teachers who are interested in learning more about the nervous system and brain. Hands on activities, experiments, information for all grade levels.
Probe the Brain
[ ] - An interactive simulation of how the motor cortex was mapped by scientists.
Secrets of the Mind
[ ] - From NOVA, an overview of the studies of neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran to discover how the brain works. Includes games, personal stories, and interactive experiments.
[ ] - An overview of spinal cord technology, like the kind helping Christopher Reeves.
The Biological Neuron
[ ] - Illustrated introduction to neural networks, including nerve signal transmission, neuron anatomy, and networks. Some of the last pages are advanced, but the first few offer basic neuron information.
The Memory Exhibition
[ ] - An Exploratorium exhibition exploring the biological, psychological, and cultural aspects of memory. Includes an interactive sheep brain dissection and news articles.
The Nervous System
[ ] - An overview of nerve systems, impulse transmission, neurotransmitters, the brain, and the rest of the nervous system.
The Secret Life of the Brain
[ ] - PBS show, offering a history of the brain, anatomy, illusions, brain scanning, and development from child through adult.
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