Neurons in the cortical area 5 are active when a cat is straddling an obstacle.
A touch to the Aplysia's siphon causes a gill withdrawal, a simple reflex for studying memory.
Even when distracted by food, the cat's brain encodes and retains the location of an obstacle.
Dr. Jessell's leg muscle activation patterns are recorded during walking.
This species of cone snail immobilizes its prey in a split second with lightning-strike cabal toxins.
Larger cone snails produce more venom and are more dangerous to human beings in an accidental stinging.
Mice can be trained to use spatial cues to navigate a maze that tests their ability to remember specific locations.
Dr. Jason Biggs of the University of Guam Marine Laboratory discusses the anatomy of cone snails and introduces us to a variety of cone snail species with different tactics to hunt and capture their prey.
Dr. Harshad Vishwasrao guides you through a collection of images showing neuronal growth and synaptic formation representative of anatomical changes that occur during learning.
Venomous carniverous cone snails are a rich source of molecules for scientific research and potential drug development.
In this ten-minute Q&A session, Dr. Olivera answers questions on cone snail behavior, venoms, and biodiversity.
What is mind? Can molecular biology help us understand mental function?
The history of localization of function in the brain, and research that led to the understanding of localization of memory.
Understanding the neural circuits in the spinal cord that control movement.
The cellular and molecular nature of learning and memory, investigated in simpler sea slugs and more-complex mice.
Dr. Joseph Takahashi takes us on an exciting journey into a very special region of the brain—the biological clock that governs our physiology and certain behaviors.
Different gaits employed by animals and how the nervous system is able to switch between them.
This activity uses the planaria's property for regeneration and compares how long it takes for planaria cut in different places to regenerate a head.
Tracking the flight paths and speeds of fruit flies in a wind tunnel may help design better flying robots.
Dr. Zoghbi introduces the topic of Rett syndrome by showing how development usually progresses in a young girl. She then shows an excerpt from ...