Explore the Molecular Logic of Neural Circuit Formation

The brain and its inner workings have captured the fascination of philosophers and scientists throughout recorded history. As the biological control center of the entire nervous system, this feat of human evolution contains over a hundred billion nerve cells, each one making connections with over a thousand target cells to form the most complex information processing structure known to science. The Axon Pathfinder game enables students to explore the biomolecular navigational programs that unfold during embryonic development to orchestrate the formation of this vast, interconnected cellular network.