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Classroom Activities

Each activity combines a lesson about the brain with a fun activity for students to complete. The lessons are organized by grade and age level.


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Fact Sheets

A collection of fact sheets for adults and children on various topics in neuroscience. Available in several languages.


Science history, lessons, and news are covered at these sites.


News, events, and commentary on bridging neuroscience and education.


A collection of fun and challenging puzzles that teach kids and adults about the brain.

Recent Articles

Helen Thomson’s Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains

By: Richard Restak, M.D.

Unthinkable’s author, a British neuroscientist, tracked down nine people with rare brain disorders to tell their stories.

Predicting Suicides—Beyond STARRS

After the Army successfully trained a computer program to find people in their health databases who were at serious risk of self-harm, the Veterans Administration did it service-wide. Could civilian healthcare providers do the same?


What is ‘Well’?

Are we using the right standards when judging whether a psychiatric intervention, such as deep brain stimulation, is working, asked neurologist Helen Mayberg during the EDAB Special Lecture on Neuroethics during the recent FENS Forum. 

Digging into Sleep’s Effects

Researchers look at the molecular level for answers to why some people can resist the ills of sleep deprivation.

Remembering What We Learn

By: Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger, III, Ph.D., and Kathleen B. McDermott, Ph.D.

(Listen to Q&A with Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger, III, Ph.D.

Our authors provide examples of retrieval practice and individual differences in long-term retention and explore quick and slow learners.

Wrestling With Our Digital World

Researchers explored benefits, dangers, and potential of our modern “device culture” at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

Heart Associations Add Brain-Health Recommendations

Researchers find strong connections between mid-life heart health and later-life brain health.

Overcoming Mental Health Disparities Across Racial Communities

Researchers find that a standard tool for assessing depression does not correctly identify the disorder in minority groups.