Know Your Brain

March 10, 2014

The first step to loving your brain…

Here at Nutcase we think the first step in getting smart about the subject is getting interested – and in fact the more you know about the brain, the more truly mind-blowing it is. For a speed-dating version of brain education, check this infographic or play around with this 3-D model.

The Molecular Basis of Memory (video)

Now that you know the basics, here’s the latest news on our incredible brains: scientists made the above video showing how memories get made at a molecular level; researchers are discovering that just one variation in a gene sequence can affect how individuals would react to or recover from a brain injury; and, fascinatingly, fruit flies helped in the discovery of a ‘molecular switch’ in the brain that sends us to sleep!