Le Cerveau á Tous Les Niveaux. The Brain from Top to Bottom
August 19, 2008 3:27 PM   Subscribe

Get your learn on. 180+ ways of investigating the human brain = hours of fun for the whole family. Thanks to an innocuous question by a 5 year old, my entire evening is now being spent investigating and discussing the structure and workings of the human brain. This flash site lets you explore the workings of the brain according to 12 subject areas (each with subtopics which are not included in the "180" count), within each of which are 5 levels of organization from social to molecular, within each of which are three levels of explanation (beginner, intermediate, and advanced.) discovered via Wikipedia.
posted by ThusSpakeZarathustra (10 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
What's with the brain posts lately?

In other news, I'm still staring. The goats remain unchanged.
posted by GuyZero at 3:31 PM on August 19, 2008

"The Emergence of Consciousness" will be online sometime in 2008... "

Wow, these are exciting times we live in, huh? I can't wait to see what consciousness is like.

(Though I suspect it's going to come as quite a rude shock to more than a few people...)
posted by Naberius at 3:50 PM on August 19, 2008

GuyZero: "What's with the brain posts lately?"

We're all either a) neuroscientists, or b) zombies.
posted by NikitaNikita at 4:13 PM on August 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

YOU SCORE w/ this post.
posted by dawson at 6:06 PM on August 19, 2008

Nikita - I can't speak to Zombies, but after an hour on this site, I performed my first frontal Lobotomy and published two papers on synaptic degredation patterns in Brazilian albino pygmy marmosets.
posted by ThusSpakeZarathustra at 6:46 PM on August 19, 2008

Zombies would find this post mouth-watering...quit taunting the zombies!
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:05 PM on August 19, 2008

Now that is an excellent brain site. Sweet! Thanks so much for this find ThusSpakeZarathustra.
posted by nickyskye at 10:42 PM on August 19, 2008

That's great, thanks for the post.
posted by protorp at 12:41 AM on August 20, 2008

Thanks, I needed this.
posted by nicolin at 4:04 AM on August 20, 2008

I'll believe that this million dollar phrenology is all it is cracked up to be when my local mechanic can, based on the flow of gasoline, point a part of car engine and tell me that it is the propulsion center. Until then fMRI is simply a measure of blood flow that gives us only a tiny fraction of the information people seem to think it does.
posted by srboisvert at 2:58 PM on August 20, 2008

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