JoVE Science Education



JoVE Science Education is a video database dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations.

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General Laboratory Techniques
This collection exhibits how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video is paired with additional video resources for you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.

Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
This collection demonstrates how to execute basic techniques commonly used in cellular and molecular biology. To enhance your understanding of the methods each video is paired with additional video resources to show practical applications of the techniques and other complementary skills.

Essentials of Behavioral Science
This collection presents the fundamentals of behavior neuroscience. It is sub-divided on the basis of different aspects of human behavior such as learning, memory, cognition, movement, addiction and behavioral disorders. The videos briefly explain the neurobiology of behavior, discuss concepts behind prominent techniques, introduce important questions being asked by scientists and provide protocols to run behavioral experiments.

Essentials of Experimental Psychology
This collection of videos explores human behavior within distinct research contexts. Specifically, the collection provides a framework for observing how psychological experiments are embedded in the actual research process—from initial design to formulating conclusions. Understanding the methodology—how experimental psychologists arrive at conclusions—is as important as the facts and conclusions themselves. This video series supports such learning, as a number of topics are creatively explained, ranging from the use of confederates to placebo effects and ethical considerations.

Essentials of Neuroscience
This collection provides an introduction to the field of neuroscience. These videos offer a glimpse of neuroscience at the professional level, through an exploration of five major branches of study: neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, cell and molecular neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, and developmental neuroscience. In addition to presenting the key questions asked by scientists from these subfields, the collection describes some prominent methods used by today’s most brainy researchers, while making exciting discoveries regarding nervous system function.