Movies

A note about flash: Many of the videos on this page require Flash to view. We have had success using the Google Chrome browser on PCs (Windows and Mac), and the Puffin browser on mobile devices. Puffin is available from the iTunes store and the Google Play store.

Watch these movies on iPad, iPhone, and iPod. The Synapse, The Action Potential, Toxins and Synapses, and Synapses Change have been bundled into a single application called NeuroVids available now on the App Store.

Synapses Change! Flash animationClick on the image at left to watch the Flash movie on the synapse! Macromedia Flash Player is required in order to view this movie. Download a free version of Macromedia Flash Player.

If you cannot view Flash animations, click here to see Synapses Change! on YouTube.

To download the movie on Windows, right-click on the image for the movie and select "Save Target/Link As..."

If you enjoyed this movie, take a look at our other animations:

Action Potential Flash animationSee how electrical activity allows neurons to communicate in The Action Potential. If you have difficulty viewing Flash animations, you may see this film on YouTube.

NEW! a study guide is now available for The Action Potential. See Attachments below.

The Synapse Flash animationThe Synapse shows how the synapse changes information from electrical to chemical and back to electrical signals. Users who cannot view Flash animations, click here to see The Synapse! on YouTube.

NEW! a study guide is now available for The Synapse. See Attachments below.

Toxins and Synapses Flash movieToxins and Synapses shows how different chemicals affect the synapse, discussing how animals and plants utilize toxins for protection. Non-Flash viewers, watch Toxins and Synapses! on YouTube.


Sheep Brain Dissection movies are available from the Sheep Brain Dissection lesson page.


NEW! Altered Reality 10 minute video on how to use this lesson in your classroom.


Videos showing how to create bead neurons, both the classic style and a sensory neuron or Dorsal Root Ganglion. A sample bead neuron throw-down discussion is the last video. The videos are:


Visualizing Synapses video featuring confocal images courtesy of Blake Ebner and Harry Orr.