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Big Picture Debates the Brain app

Explore social and ethical questions about the brain

Is being in love just a chemical reaction? Is technology harming our brains? Is it OK to enhance brain function with cognitive enhancers (‘smart drugs’)?

These are just some of the areas of debate presented in our free app, which explores social and ethical questions about the human brain.

The app is designed to be interactive: students can vote and share their view with peers. There is also an area for teachers, which gives suggestions for how it can be used in the classroom.

The app can be accessed on any computer, laptop or mobile device, and the iOS version can be downloaded onto an iPad.

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Inside the Brain’ in January 2013 and reviewed and updated in November 2017.

Inside the Brain
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development