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Brain

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William H. Calvin Books and Articles

The full-text of several books authored by University of Washington professor William H. Calvin are available online. His newest book A Brain for All Seasons (A Scientific American book of the month) is about "what sudden climate flips did to human evolution over the last 2.5 million years." Most of his other books also focus on the subjects of the brain and human evolution. The hyperlinked table...

http://williamcalvin.com/1index.html
The Secret Life of the Brain

This Web site is the online companion to a five-part series about the human brain from PBS. With loads of fantastic interactive features, this site makes learning about the brain both fun. One of the highlight of this site is the 3-D tour of the brain; users can rotate and zoom in or out on a model of the brain, clicking on areas of interest to learn their function. The drop-down menus on the same...

https://www.thirteen.org/wnet/brain/index.html
BBC Science Programmes: Human Senses

This BBC Web site is absolutely packed with interactive features and cool facts about human senses. Created as the online companion to a recently-aired BBC science documentary series, this Web site offers a fun way to explore the five senses and the human brain. A set of quirky tests help visitors determine whether they are supertasters, learn about their personalities via the foods they crave, or...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/tv/humansenses/
Brain: The Inside Story

The brain is quite flexible and resilient, and this online exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History explores both of these traits, along with looking at current research into how the brain works. This website offers a nice complement to the in situ exhibit, and visitors can make their way through five sections, including "Your Sensing Brain", "Your Emotional Brain", and "Your 21st...

https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/brain-the-inside-story
NSF Special Report: Understanding the Brain

In 2013, President Obama unveiled "The Brain Initiative," a ten-year, nearly one billion dollar effort to unlock the mysteries of the brain. With contributions by everyone from the National Institute of Health (NIG) to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Google, the initiative focuses on diverse fields and research methodologies. Readers will find much to explore on this accompanying website...

https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/brain/
The Franklin Institute: Your Brain

Readers wondering what is going on inside their heads will enjoy this interactive look into the human brain. Activities, videos, and images explain neuroscientific phenomena like why people see faces in everyday objects and how a musical soundtrack influences emotions. Readers can also learn about the relationships between the brain and crime, addiction, youth sports, aging, Alzheimer's, and more....

https://www.fi.edu/your-brain