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ASCEND Podcast- Brain Bites

The bite-sized neuroscience podcast aimed to inform you about the neuroscience world in short, digestible episodes.

In this episode, we talk about brain sizes across the animal kingdom and how size affects intelligence. Is bigger always better?

In this episode, Melissa and Danny talk all about your physical senses such as Sight, Touch and Hearing!

Melissa and Danny talk all about the physical senses, like touch and sight! Learn some cool neuroscience by tuning in!

Melissa and Danny get spooky as they talk about the neuroscience of halloween!! Zombies, brains and fight or flight!! It is all here!

Danny and new co-host, Dr. Lorena Areal, dive into the wild world of illusions and how your brain processes sensory information! We interview a world expert neuroscientist specialized in visual illusions, Dr. Stephen Macknik!

Melissa and Danny delve into how memories are created and how neuroscientists use flies to decipher how they are created!

Danny and new co-host, Dr. Lorena Areal, dive into the wild world of illusions and how your brain processes sensory information! We interview a world expert neuroscientist specialized in visual illusions, Dr. Stephen Macknik!

Our special guest, Mia Amato, tells Dan and Dr. Lorena Areal all about how our brains perceive music and how music is connected to our memory!!

Parental Warning: This episode contains themes and discussions of drug use, addiction, and its consequences. Dr. Dan and Dr. Lorena talk with NYT-bestselling author and world leading addiction neuroscientist, Judith Grisel, about the neuroscience of addiction.


How Does My Brain Work?

Fun, educational videos to pique your curiosity for neuroscience.

Your brain is a power hungry organ! Check out how it gets all of its energy!

Did you know your immune system talks to your brain? Check out how it does that here!!

Neuroscientists use model systems to study the brain. Learn what a model system is, what makes a good model system, and what neuroscience has been learned from model systems!


Lab Bench Lessons

Directly from the lab bench, scientists bring you short, fun lessons with downloadable, hands-on activities to spark your interest in neuroscience!

Create a light up neuron to learn about how electricity flows throughout the neuron!

Two Point Discrimination Test to measure the sensitivity of your sensory neurons in your skin!


Virtual Reality

Learn why scientists use the fruit fly to study neuroscience and take a closer look at a 3D structure of a fruit fly neuron!

View online or use virtual reality goggles to see the 3D structure of the fruit fly's giant neuron!


Brain Games

Test your brain power with brain games developed by FAU Brain Institute researchers!