Your Nervous System

Kids Guide to the Brain

Become familiar with the brain’s various parts, how the brain communicates with other body parts, and what happens when the brain becomes injured or fails to work properly.

Beneath the Thinking Cap

Take a look at the cerebral cortex (made up of four lobes), cerebellum and brainstem and how they function.

Kids Guide to How the Brain Works

A guide to the parts of the brain and how it functions. Check out many resources, including games and quizzes, to help teach kids about the brain and nervous system.

The Nervous System by Numbers

The Nervous System by Numbers (Eric Chudler, University of Washington)

A compilation of statistics and facts about the brain obtained from several textbooks. All numbers are for humans unless otherwise indicated.

How the Brain Controls the Heart

How the Brain Controls the Heart (The Children’s Heart Institute)

This article describes how the nervous system controls blood flow while resting or being active.

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Neuroscience for Kids (Eric Chudler, University of Washington)

A guide to the parts of the brain and how it functions. Check out many resources, including games and quizzes, to help teach kids about the brain and nervous system.

A summary of meditation research that anticipated the influence of psychology in general medicine, the role of beliefs and values in the healing process and so much more.

Brain Basics

Brain Basics (Posit Science)

How does the brain accomplish the complex task of learning? How can knowing more about how the brain works improve brain health, learning and education? All this and more answered right here!

The Brain: Top to Bottom (McGill University)

This popular science website on the brain and human behavior offers an innovative approach to browsing which makes it suitable to non-experts and scientists alike.

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How Your Brain Works (How Stuff Works)

Examine the structures of the brain and how each section controls our daily functions, including motor control, visual processing, auditory processing, sensation, learning, memory and emotions.

This five-part series reveals the fascinating processes involved in brain development across a lifetime. Discover new information in the brain sciences and meet the foremost researchers in the field.

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