The brain is one of our most fascinating organs. Developments in technology and medicine mean that doctors and scientists can examine our brains in more ways and more detail than ever before, all without having to open up the body. In these articles, we find out more about how imaging research has changed the way we can look inside the human brain.



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Action potential

How do messages get passed from the brain around the body? This video explains how action potential works.

Inside the brain poster (colour/black and white)

Our brains contain some 86 billion neurons, or nerve cells, which communicate via junctions called synapses. At these junctions, neurons are just 20 nm apart. Inside each of our heads you’ll find one brain,...

Inside your brain

Learn about the regions of the brain, the nervous system and the chemicals that facilitate brain function.

Brain myths

Find the truth about some common myths about the brain.