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The Human Spark | Scanning the Brain

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Why is it important to protect the brain? Are boy’s brains different than girl’s brains? How does your brain interact with your body? Your students can explore these and other important discussion questions as they probe the power and mystery of the brain.

In this video from The Human Spark, Alan Alda talks with Dr. Todd Preuss on the subject of the brain and how it functions. Preuss studies the brain with the help of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI machines, which reveal the sophisticated circuitry of the brain’s cortex. Students will learn how the cortex differs in individuals and how those differences could relate to how people think or act.

WATCH: http://to.pbs.org/1j60gf5

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