Chapter 4 | Senses, Meet Brain

Helpful videos

A quick look at the action potential

An illustration of the process described in the chapter, with additional details on ion flows through the membrane.

Retinotopic maps

This is from an MIT lecture series, but if you’re a diehard neuroscience fan, do with the entire lecture series (which also includes lectures on hearing).

How signaling happens at the synapse

A quick tour of how information travels from the pre-synaptic neuron to the post-synaptic neuron using neurotransmitters-

How to map a ”connetome”

An interesting TEDx talk on the science of figuring out how the brain is connected.

On sensory substitution and the work of Paul Bach-y-Rita