Getting our heads around the brain
Public Broadcasting Service (USA)
Probe the brain students learn about the brain's motor cortex. Click on 'Probe the brain activity' for an on-screen demonstration showing which parts of the motor cortex control different parts of the body.
(Note: The activity requires Shockwave.)
National Institutes of Health (USA)
Perception and action projects for classrooms demonstrates perceptual illusions and behavioural adaptation.
Science NetLinks (USA)
Watch your thoughts! Diagnostic imaging and the brain – introduces brain imaging technologies and the information they provide.
Access Excellence (USA)
Signal transmission in the nervous system students time how long it takes for a hand squeeze to travel around a circle of people.
Newton's Apple (USA)
Brain students build a model of a neuron.
Memory students exercise observation and memory skills.
Science upd8, UK
Love on the brain – students investigate which areas of the brain are active when you are in love. The same areas are deactivated during depression and sadness.
Page updated December 2009.