Biological

Muscle Contraction

This video shows the interaction of myosin and actin during a muscle contraction. What happens after ATP binds? This clip

The Patellar Reflex

This video shows how to test for the patellar reflex. What actions are your neurons taking to make this reflex

The Babinski Reflex

This video demonstrates how to test for the Babinski Reflex. The demonstrator explains that this test should be done on

The Brain Map Rap

This student project can help you study the areas and functions of the brain and its darn catchy too. What

Mirror Neurons

This short clip explains the action of these neurons and the testing of their functionality, while exploring the case of

Risky Brains

This ScienCentral clip discusses the relationship between dopamine and risk-taking. How accurate do you think this research is? Do you

Smoker Brain Error

This video explores the effects of nicotine on choices made in an investment game. Why do you think the researchers

Japanese Puffer Fish

This video follows a young mans trip to Japan to consume the often deadly Fugu, or Puffer, and discusses the

Nanobridges for Brain Repair

Neurologists are using nanotechnology to build tiny bridges that brain cells can grow on to reconnect cells damaged by a

Brain Plasticity

Jodi Miller seems like a fairly typical little girl, but has undergone some of the most drastic surgery possible. In

How MRI Works

Wizard of Schenectady Howard Hart explains how the MRI works. How do the magnetic field gradients work to provide information?

Mind Reading with Imaging

This video presents experiments researchers conducted with MRI imaging to predict what brains are thinking. What are some of the

Brain Boot Camp

Researchers have put people through a series of brain exercises a “brain boot camp” and found that just like exercise

Twins DNA Differences

Identical twins don’t have identical DNA. As this ScienCentral News video explains, this surprising research could help scientists better understand

Reverse Evolution

Scientists have reversed evolution, reconstructing a gene that existed more than 500 million years ago. The gene controls our ability

Hair Follicle Stem Cells

This video presents a non-invasive method for developing stem cells from hair follicles in mice. Could this same method prove

Using EEG to Predict Alzheimers

Using new computer software that analyzes EEG data, psychiatrists can now better distinguish early signs of Alzheimer’s from normal aging

Pill to Fight Alcoholism

This Science Daily clip shows a young mother who is battling alcohol abuse and is using Topiramate, a drug than

Caffeine and Skin

This video is a ScienceCentral clip about externally applied caffeine and the prevention of skin cancer. How does this video