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Mysteries of the Brain: Thinking Brain

Date : 06/05/2015

Clip Length : 00:04:49

Through neural connections, called synapses, the brain can process and store enormous amounts of information. Neuroscientist Gary Lynch at the University of California-Irvine explains how this incredibly complex communication process allows animals to learn and remember. "Mysteries of the Brain" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Mysteries of the Brain: Thinking Brain
Mysteries of the Brain: Searching for Answers

Date : 06/05/2015

Clip Length : 00:04:58

Scientists have been studying the brain for decades, yet there are many mysteries that remain unsolved. New research is underway to develop and use cutting edge technologies, and scientists across many fields are working together to better understand the brain. "Mysteries of the Brain" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Mysteries of the Brain: Searching for Answers
Mysteries of the Brain: Perceiving Brain

Date : 06/05/2015

Clip Length : 00:04:53

Dr. Sabine Kastner, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Princeton University, is studying how the brain weeds out important information from every day scenes. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), Kastner is able to peek inside the brain and see what areas are active when a person sees a face, place, or object. "Mysteries of the Brain" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Mysteries of the Brain: Perceiving Brain
Mysteries of the Brain: Evolving Brain

Date : 06/05/2015

Clip Length : 00:04:55

Using amazing new technologies, evolutionary neuroscientist Melina Hale and her graduate students at the University of Chicago are discovering that the basic movements in one tiny fish can teach us big ideas about how the brain's circuitry works. "Mysteries of the Brain" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Mysteries of the Brain: Evolving Brain
Mysteries of the Brain: Emotional Brain

Date : 06/05/2015

Clip Length : 00:04:31

For years researchers have struggled to understand how emotions are formed and processed by the brain. Neuroscientist Kevin LaBar and his team at Duke University are using a virtual reality room to study how the brain reacts to both negative and positive emotions. "Mysteries of the Brain" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Mysteries of the Brain: Emotional Brain
Mysteries of the Brain: Building a Brain

Date : 06/05/2015

Clip Length : 00:05:04

Dr. Carlos Aizenman, a neuroscientist at Brown University, is studying the brains of tadpoles between two days and three weeks old to understand how neural circuits develop and absorb information from the surrounding environment. "Mysteries of the Brain" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Mysteries of the Brain: Building a Brain
Mysteries of the Brain: Brain-Computer Interface

Date : 06/05/2015

Clip Length : 00:04:54

Neuroengineer Dr. Rajesh Rao of the University of Washington is developing brain-computer interfaces, or devices that can monitor and extract brain activity to enable a machine or computer to accomplish tasks, from playing video games to controlling a prosthetic arm. "Mysteries of the Brain" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Mysteries of the Brain: Brain-Computer Interface
Mysteries of the Brain: Brain States and Consciousness

Date : 06/05/2015

Clip Length : 00:04:45

Neurobiologist Orie Shafer at the University of Michigan is trying to understand how the brain's cells communicate in order to control sleep patterns. To help solve this mystery, Shafer is teaming up with mathematician Victoria Booth to study a tiny and very unlikely specimen: the fruit fly. "Mysteries of the Brain" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Mysteries of the Brain: Brain States and Consciousness

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