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The Neuron

Over at the Mind Hacks blog, Vaughan writes:

The Children’s Hospital Boston have created a fantastic ‘virtual neuron’ which allows you to explore the basics of neural transmission with an interactive flash demo. Strictly speaking, of course, it’s designed for children, but it’s remarkably good fun whatever your age. Once you’ve got the demo window up, the options at the top of the screen allow you to choose different demonstrations, and the text below explains what’s happening. Yay!

Virtual neuron at Children’s Hospital Boston

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This exploration into the moment-by-moment works of the brain uses cognitive neuroscience to present experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, and subliminal perception. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, you’ll learn more about how the brain is put together. If you want to find out what’s going on in your head, then Mind Hacks is the key.

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.


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