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Brain: The Inside Story

For Educators

Brain: The Inside Story explores how neurons communicate; how the brain processes sensory information, emotions, and behaviors; how the organ evolved in vertebrates; and what makes each human brain unique. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibition with your students.

Educators Guide and Materials

More Resources for Educators

Use these free online resources to further explore themes presented in Brain: The Inside Story exhibition.


Cookies and Neurotransmitters

Watch how neurotransmitters such as dopamine, oxytocin, and corisol shift as you feel stress, pleasure, and motherly love. This interactive shows how neurotransmitters relay messages as you decide whether or not to eat a cookie.

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