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  1. Action Potential: In this interactive animation, view what happens to ions during an action potential. Courtesy of Ian Winship, University of Alberta.
  2. Depressants: How do marijuana, alcohol, barbituates, and benzodiazepines work? Courtesy of Ian Winship, University of Alberta.
  3. The Homunculus.
    This flash program shows how the body's touch receptors are mapped onto the cerebral cortex. Courtesy of Eric Chudler, University of Washington, Neuroscience for Kids.
  4. Human Brain Fly-Through.
    With this flash program, move through coronal sections of a labeled diagram of the human brain. Courtesy of Eric Chudler, University of Washington, Neuroscience for Kids.
  5. Penfield Research Replication. Experience a replication of Penfield's classic brain mapping research. Courtesy of the University of Alberta.
  6. Stimulants and Antidepressants: How do cocaine, antidepressants, amphetamines, caffeine, nicotine, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors work? Courtesy of Ian Winship, University of Alberta.
  7. Who Wants to Be a Mil-Neuron-Aire?.
    In the style of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" test your knowledge of neurons. Courtesy of Eric Chudler, University of Washington, Neuroscience for Kids.
  1. History of Psychology. Click on the timeline to explore key events in the history of psychology, from 387BC to 2002. Courtesy of Worth Publishers.
  1. Case Research Replication. Experience a replication of Case's classic research on mathematical reasoning in children. Courtesy of the University of Alberta.
  1. False Memory. Description: How good is your memory? Will you remember what you saw? Courtesy of Chris Wetzel, Rhodes College
  2. Memory Mapping in 3-D. Manipulate the 3-D model of the brain as you explore its role in making memories, storing memories, and forgetting. Courtesy of National Geographic Magazine.
  3. Milner Research Replication. Experience a replication of Milner's classic memory research with H.M. Courtesy of the University of Alberta.
  4. Tulving Research Replication. Experience a replication of Tulving's classic memory research on recall and recognition. Courtesy of the University of Alberta.
  1. Demonstration of Power . This applet introduces the concept of power and the relationship between power and effect size, alpha, and sample size. Courtesy of WISE, Claremont Graduate University.
  2. Sampling Distribution of the Mean . The Sampling Distribution of the Mean Applet demonstrates fundamental properties of sampling distributions of means such as accuracy of sample means, probability, and effects of sample size. Courtesy of WISE, Claremont Graduate University.
  3. Statistical Simulations. Explore 22 different statistical simulations. Courtesy of David Lane, Rice University.

    • ANOVA
    • binomial distribution
    • central limit theorem
    • chi-square
    • confidence interval
    • correlation
    • central tendency
    • effect size
    • goodness of fit
    • histogram
    • normal distribution
    • power
    • regression
    • repeated measures
    • restriction of range
    • sampling distribution
    • skew
    • t-test
  1. Meichenbaum Research Replication. Experience a replication of Meichenbaum's classic research on anger and violent behavior. Courtesy of the Univerity of Alberta.
  1. Apparent Motion. In this demonstration, click the "show left" or "show right" buttons to change the direction of the illusion. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  2. Benham's Disk. Change the speed and size of a rotating black and white disk to see color. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  3. Blind Spot: Use this program to map your blind spot. Courtesy of Micheal R. Scheessele, Purdue University.
  4. Color Addition. Experience additive color mixing. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  5. Color Contrast. Description: In this illusion, can you identify the color on the side of the cube that matches the color on top? Courtesy of Chris Wetzel, Rhodes College
  6. Concept Learning. Description: Being given only a reinforcer, can you learn the concept faster than a pigeon? Courtesy of Chris Wetzel, Rhodes College
  7. Color Substraction. Experience subtractive color mixing. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  8. Ebbinghaus Illusion. Change the number, size, distance, and opacity of the circles surrounding the target circle to see how these parameters affect the illusion. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  9. Hering Illusion. Change the star opacity, number of lines in the star, grid spacing, and number of lines in the grid to see how these parameters affect the illusion. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  10. Hidden Image Illusion. Watch images appear as you move them then disappear into the background. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  11. Implicit Learning. Description: Can you learn the pattern without trying? Courtesy of Chris Wetzel, Rhodes College
  12. Ishihara. Ishihara figures are used to test for color blindness. This program allows you to simulate red/green color blindness. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  13. Kanizsa Illusory Contours: Change the size of the "pac-men" and note when the illusory contours appear. Courtesy of Micheal R. Scheessele, Purdue University.
  14. Mach. Change several parameters in this demonstration of Mach bands. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  15. McCollough Effect. Experience a red-green afterimage that can last for days. The beetle and music are there to keep you entertained while you look at the red and green lines. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  16. More Visual Illusions.
    Explore the Zoellner illusion, perspective illusion, Hermann grid illusion, Müller-Lyer illusion, subjective contour illusion, horizontal-vertical illusion, and the Ebbinghaus illusion. Courtesy of Eric Chudler, University of Washington, Neuroscience for Kids.
  17. Opponent Afterimages. Experience opponent afterimages. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  18. Same Color Illusion. Description for the main resources page: Color constancy explains why our perception is different from reality in this illusion. Courtesy of Chris Wetzel, Rhodes College
  19. Size-Distance Relationship. Change the location of the balls and watch their apparent size change. Courtesy of Kenneth Brecher, Project Lite, NSF Grant # DUE-0125992.
  20. Visual Illusions.
    Explore the Ponzo illusion, Müller-Lyer illusion, Zoellner illusion, size illusion, shape illusion, Poggendorff illusion, Wundt-Jastrow illusion, and color after effects. Courtesy of Eric Chudler, University of Washington, Neuroscience for Kids.
  21. Zollner Illusion. Description: In this illusion, are the lines parallel or sloping? Courtesy of Chris Wetzel, Rhodes College
  1. Visible Bottleneck. How well can you multi-task? Hal Pashler, University of California - San Diego, dualtask.org.