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Neuroscience for Kids
Visit this site to find activities and information on the brain and the nervous system. The site is intended for both kids and teachers. Scroll down and click on explore the brain and spinal cord to see a list of topics covered here. This comprehensive site includes information on the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, neuron, sensory systems, and effects of drugs on the nervous system.
The Nervous System
Go to this site by the Online Biology Book to learn all about neurons, the nervous system, the brain and spinal cord, and the senses. Scroll down to learn more about sensory receptors for pain, taste, smell, vision, and hearing.
The Human Central Nervous System
At this site you can learn more about the parts of the central nervous system and their functions. Scroll down to mapping the functions of the brain to find out what part of the brain controls what functions.
The Whole Brain Atlas
Visit this site to see images of the human brain, including images showing normal brain structure and function as well as abnormal brain structure and function. Images are available here that show tumors and Alzheimer’s disease.
Go to this site to see illusions that trick the senses. The site includes optical and sensory illusions, including interactive demonstrations, puzzles, scientific explanations, and links to other sites. Click on the impossible door to enter the site.
Exploratorium Online Exhibits
At this site you can explore more optical illusions. Click on café wall illusion. This is an interactive site where you can manipulate the wall to see the changing optical illusion.