Neuroscience and Biological Psychology
What is a Neuron?
Neurons are the basic building blocks of the nervous system. Learn more about how neurons and how they differ from other cells in the human body.
What is Biopsychology?
What is biopsychology? What do biopsychologists do? Learn the answers to these questions plus find more information on the brain, nervous system, and neurotransmitters.
Learn more about neurotransmitters by viewing images of some of the major neurotransmitters including dopamine and serotonin.
The Anatomy of a Neuron
Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system. Learn about the structure of a neuron and the basics of how neural signals are transmitted.
Understanding the anatomy of the brain is an important aspect of biopsychology. Learn more about the basic structure and function of different parts of the human brain.
The Nervous System and Endocrine System
The nervous system and endocrine system allow information to be communicated throughout the body. Discover how the nervous system works and learn more about the various parts and functions of the nervous system and endocrine system.
The Somatic Nervous System
The somatic nervous system carries sensory and motor information both to and from the central nervous system. Learn more about the somatic nervous system and the role it plays.
The Peripheral Nervous System
The peripheral nervous system includes all of the nerves that are not located in the brain and spinal cord. Learn more about this part of the nervous system and the role that it plays in transmitting messages throughout the body.
What Is a Synapse?
A synapse is an important part of the nervous system. Learn more about what synapses do and how they work.
What Is the Temporal Lobe?
The temporal lobe is one of the four lobes of the brain. Learn more about where the temporal lobe is locate, its associated functions and the impact of damage to this part of the brain.
What Is Brain Plasticity?
Brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, refers to the brain's ability to change as a result of experience. Learn more about these changes and the different types of plasticity in the brain.
Neuroscience For Kids
An excellent resource for both kids and grownups alike. Includes introductory materials and demonstrations of the brain and nervous system that will benefit any student of biopsychology.
The 10 Percent of Brain Myth
Do we really only use 10 percent of our brain? Find out the story behind this popular myth and the truth about how much of your brain you really use.
How Big Is the Brain?
The brain is capable of amazing things, but just how big is the average human brain? Learn more about how big the brain is and the role that brain size plays.
How Many Neurons Are in the Brain?
Just how many neurons are there in the human brain? Learn more about what recent research has discovered and how humans compare to other animals.
Does Drinking Alcohol Really Kill Brain Cells?
Conventional wisdom suggests that drinking alcohol kills brain cells, but is this really true? Learn more about some of the recent research on alcohol use and neural loss.
7 Myths About the Brain
There are still a lot of things we don't know about the brain, researchers have dispelled a number of common myths. Discover the truth behind some popular brain myths.