EXPLORE YOUR BRAIN 

COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCES

How does your brain work? 

Are human brains different from those of other animals? How? Why? These resources explore the big questions and offer global looks at the brains we call home.

EMOTION AND THE BRAIN

Your emotions define the quality of your life.

Emotions color your experiences and influence your relations with others and with yourself. What makes you feel the way you do? And what role do emotions play in your decision making and behavior?
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General

Anger and Disgust

Anxiety, Fear and Surprise

Happiness and Sadness

MEMORY

Your memory is integral to your sense of self. Without a sequence of memories to recall, you are not really you. Moreover, all learning is in some sense memory formation. So it’s not just that we seek to understand memory—memory theory is brain theory.


Scientists make distinctions between different kinds of memory and their respective brain activities. Learn what we know, get a sense for what is mysterious and link to fascinating speculations about what happens deep within our brains