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Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour
Clicking 'round the cortex for secondary science students.
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8, 9-12

This site, provided by the Alzheimer's Association, gives visitors an inside look at how the brain functions and the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
The site is well-organized and easily navigated by clicking on the "Next" button or the slide numbers at the top of the page. The font size can be adjusted.

This site would not only be useful for caregivers and family members of those with Alzheimer's disease, but also for students and teachers. There are a total of sixteen slides. The beginning of the slide show gives some background information on what the brain is composed of and how the brain works, including a map of the regions of the cortex. The map shows areas that control certain functions such as the interpretation of sights, sounds, and smells, the generation of thoughts, the storing of memories, and the controlling of voluntary movement. The remaining slides show how the brain progresses through the stages of Alzheimer's. Included is a list of links (upper right corner) for related information.



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