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Neuroscience Made Easy

Welcome to Backyard Brains

The brain is complex, but extremely fascinating. We need more people interested in studying the brain because 20% of the world will have a neurological disorder... and there are no cures! To study the brain, you typically have to be a graduate student at a major university. Not any more! Backyard Brains enables everyone to be a neuroscientist! We provide affordable neuroscience experiment kits for students of all ages to learn (hands-on) about electrophysiology. Now everyone from schoolchildren to grad students and every grade in between can experiment with similar tools used by real neuroscientists worldwide! By following a few simple steps, everyone can experience first-hand how the brain communicates with our senses, memories, hopes, and desires.

What's New

  • Heart & Brain SpikerShield

    With our Heart and Brain (EEG/EKG) SpikerShield Bundle, you can view and record the action potentials of your heart and the slow rhythms of your brain!

  • Human to Human Interface

    Now you can take away a friend's free will while learning about human electrophysiology!

  • Muscle SpikerBox

    Are you curious what your own spikes and muscles sound like? You are in luck! Our Muscle SpikerBox allows you to view and hear the hidden messages of your own nervous system.

  • Neuron SpikerBox

    Backyard Brains' Neuron SpikerBox is a fun, affordable, hands-on way to experiment with neuroscience. Learn how the brain works! Listen to the impulses ("spikes") of neurons in real time!

  • The Bluetooth RoboRoach!

    Backyard Brains has development the world's first commercially available cyborg! The RoboRoach. Learn about microstimulation and behaviour!


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