Neuroscience for Everyone!
We started Backyard Brains to make neuroscience tools accessible to everyone. Why? 1 in 5 people will have a neurological disorder, and there are no cures! We need more people studying the brain. Typically, you have to wait until graduate school. Not anymore! Now everyone can be a neuroscientist!
Same Tools and as the Pros!
The Muscle SpikerBox was designed by professional neuroscientists to give students and DIY scientists a powerful tool for performing data-driven experiments. Amaze and impress your friends by amplifying their secret motor output as seen in our recent award-winning TED talk.
Witness Your Brain Activity
Detect and hear the electricity hidden in your muscles and display them in real time right on your mobile or tablet device!
The Perfect Science Project
How fast do your muscles fatigue? You can find out! What is your visual-motor reaction time? Measure it! Collect live data, analyze, plot and let the blue ribbons flow.
What Will You Discover?
Backyard Brains provides over fifty published experiments that students may replicate and learn from, but the most interesting experiments are about your questions that are waiting to be answered.