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  • How Animals Use Sound to Communicate

    How Animals Use Sound to Communicate

    Click & Learn

    Using elephants, finches, bats, and moths, as case studies, explore different aspects of how animals use sound to communicate.

  • Social Networking

    Social Networking

    Image of the Week

    The arrangement of nerve cells in the region of the brain called the hippocampus is essential for the formation and storage of new memories.

  • Fruit Fly Art

    Fruit Fly Art

    Image of the Week

    Tracking the flight paths and speeds of fruit flies in a wind tunnel may help design better flying robots.

  • Q&A on Cone Snails

    Q&A on Cone Snails

    Lecture

    (9 min 18 sec) In this ten-minute Q&A session, Dr. Olivera answers questions on cone snail behavior, venoms, and biodiversity.

  • From Venoms to Drugs

    From Venoms to Drugs

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) Venomous carniverous cone snails are a rich source of molecules for scientific research and potential drug development.

  • Cone Snails: Versatile Hunters

    Cone Snails: Versatile Hunters

    Clip

    (13 min 39 sec) 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.

  • Classroom Activities: Mirror-Tracing Activity

    Classroom Activities: Mirror-Tracing Activity

    Activity

    To accompany the lecture series Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory.

  • Neural Control of Walking and Running

    Neural Control of Walking and Running

    Click & Learn

    Different gaits employed by animals and how the nervous system is able to switch between them. Also available in Spanish.

  • Memories are Made of This

    Memories are Made of This

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) The cellular and molecular nature of learning and memory, investigated in simpler sea slugs and more-complex mice. Molecular basis of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Plan of Action: How the Spinal Cord Controls Movement

    Plan of Action: How the Spinal Cord Controls Movement

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) Understanding the neural circuits in the spinal cord that control movement.

  • Mapping Memory in the Brain

    Mapping Memory in the Brain

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) The history of localization of function in the brain, and research that led to the understanding of localization of memory.

  • Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory

    Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory

    Lecture

    What is mind? Can molecular biology help us understand mental function?

  • Clive Wearing: A man without memory

    Clive Wearing: A man without memory

    Clip

    Clive Wearing has lost his ability to remember and lives in a perpetual state of having just awoken.

  • Waterman touching thumb to fingers without feedback

    Waterman touching thumb to fingers without feedback

    Clip

    (1 min 15 sec) In the absence of proprioception and visual feedback, it is impossible to touch thumb to fingers accurately.

  • Walking versus hopping

    Walking versus hopping

    Clip

    (1 min 12 sec) In a giraffe's walk, left and right limbs move alternately, while in a kangaroo's hop, opposing limbs move together.

  • Visualizing learning

    Visualizing learning

    Clip

    (5 min 39 sec) Dr. Harshad Vishwasrao guides you through a collection of images showing neuronal growth and synaptic formation representative of anatomical changes that occur during learning.

  • Demo: Using spatial memory to clear an obstacle

    Demo: Using spatial memory to clear an obstacle

    Clip

    (2 min 9 sec) Even without visual feedback, we are able to negotiate an obstacle using spatial memory.

  • Behavior of mice that lack proprioception

    Behavior of mice that lack proprioception

    Clip

    (24 sec) Genetically engineered mice lacking proprioceptive sensory axons are not capable of well-coordinated walking.

  • Demo: Proprioception makes raising a mug easy

    Demo: Proprioception makes raising a mug easy

    Clip

    (52 sec) The average person has no difficulty raising a coffee mug.

  • Mutant mice with crossed excitation hop

    Mutant mice with crossed excitation hop

    Clip

    (1 min 18 sec) Kangaroo-like hopping when spinal cord excitatory interneurons cross the midline to stimulate both sides.

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