Neuroscience for Kids
Created primarily for students and teachers who are interested in learning about the nervous system. It provides detailed descriptions of many areas of neurobiology.
Neuroscience on the Internet
This web site is a browseable index of neuroscience resources. It contains links to sites related to neurology, neurobiology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science, and information on human neurological disease.
Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World
This webpage provides insight into the human sensory system, specifically seeing, hearing, and smelling. Provides for each sense a complete breakdown of functioning.
The Brain Type Institute
This site address the presence of 16 inborn brain types which regulate mental and motor skills.
BRAIN & MIND: ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE ON NEUROSCIENCE
At this web site viewers can literally page through a magazine devoted to neuroscience. In every issue there are about 9 articles addressing various interesting issues related to neuroscience. Issues on file go back to March 1997. A new issue is posted every three months. The visuals are excellent and from each article you can click on icons for even more information on the related topic. Articles in this latest edition include: What is mind? Clocks and rhythms, Biofeedback, Maltreatment in Childhood, Epilepsy in Childhood, Down Syndrome, Perception and Reality, History of Shock Treatment, Brainstorming: The Capacity of the Brain.
This site provides readers with hundreds and hundreds of citations addressing the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders. Just click on the year and up come the references. References are available from the years 1910-1990. A great place to look for related journal articles and refresh yourself on the latest literature.
Atlas of Brain Perfusion Spectrums
This website, which is supported by Harvard Medical School, shows 21 different brain spectrums of individuals with certain disorders and medical diseases. Most of the cases are presented with relevant case history, and clinical information. It also includes some general tutorials on topics such as Normal brain anatomy.
This website is a comprehensive directory devoted entirely to the subject of Human Neuropsychology. There are links on this page devoted to everything from assessment to online forums.
The Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia
The goal of the Institute is to mobilize and unify resources to discover meaningful ways to prevent decline in brain function with aging prior to its inception and to reverse loss of function once it has occurred." This site provides information on Dementia: What is Dementia, What causes Dementia, How is Dementia diagnosed, brain imaging data, etc. This site provides wonderful MRI pictures to demonstrate the differences in the brain of Dementia patients as compared to normals. This site would be of particular interest to caregivers of Dementia or Alzheimer's patients, students with an interest in neurobiology, psychology or gerontology.
This website discusses the scientific basis of the AD7C test, which measures the concentration of a brain protein called Neural Thread Protein (NTP) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). NTP is of particular interest to individuals suffering from Alzheimerís or to individuals who work with Alzheimer's patients because it has been found to play a role in the neurofibrillary tangles of Alzheimer's disease. NTP is found in larger amounts in Alzheimer's patients as compared to normals. NTP appears to be involved in neuronal repair and regeneration of the brain. Therefore, it would make sense that individuals suffering from Alzheimer's have larger amounts. This site provides up to date research on one of the possible causes of Alzheimer's disease.
This is a researcher from Indiana University who was able to successfully
transplant the brain of a developing tadpole into the braincase of a salamander.
The Human Brain Project World Wide Web Server
The site is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and is working to integrate information derived from research from the level of the gene to the level of behavior.
American Academy of Neurology
A professional organization representing neurologists worldwide.
McConnell Brain Imaging Center at the Montreal Neurological Institute
This web site gives a very good description (both written and pictorial) of different types of brain imaging; one can also view different brains (some of which may be brains of Multiple Sclerosis patients or another disease). In addition, one can view video of brain imaging and pictures of actual brain surgeries.
This web site explains basically everything you want to know about neuropsychological evaluation. It explains the purpose, what it includes (history, observation, testing, etc.), what kinds of tests are conducted, how long it takes, why referrals for neuropsychological evaluations are made, who is qualified to perform them, and cost. This is very informative to anyone who is interested in neuropsychological evaluations (aiding in performing, information on making referrals, etc.).
Basic Neural Processes
This sight includes a collection of tutorials on basic neural functions. The sight says that such tutorials should be appropriate for courses in biopsychology, introduction, and even sensation and perception. The topics include: quiz on structures of the neuron and brain, study and check your knowledge of the human brain, and review of physical factors involved in the action potential.
Interactive Atlases - Digital Anatomist Program
This sight contains: a laboratory guide that is being used but is still undergoing development. It contains 2-D, MRI, tissue and gross brain images, 3-D computer graphic reconstructions of brain material and summary drawings. Chapters, beginning with development topography and continuing with sensory and motor systems arrange the syllabus. It includes the brainstem and cranial nerves, cerebellum, basal ganglia, thalamus, hypothalamus, and limbic structures.
Spinal Cord Repair
Researchers are uncovering ways to repair spinal cord injuries. It is estimated that 250,000 Americans have spinal cord injuries. Results of such injuries may include paralysis, a loss of sensation or a loss in the ability to move. Current methods of treatments include reducing the nerve cell damage, increasing the efficiency of surviving nerve cells, and most remarkably, researchers are attempting to regenerate lost connections among neurons. Many approaches are taken to repair such damage, the ones discussed in this site included transplanting new nerve cells from the PNS to the CNS, delivering proteins that stimulate regeneration by the cells already in the spinal cord, and developing strategies to reduce CNS's regeneration opponents. The examination of such strategies are at the preliminary level of analysis and more investigation is needed to determine the relevant effectiveness of such treatments.
Gene Involved in Brain Development Identified
A recent discovery involves a gene that makes a protein, astrotactin, which is required for young neurons to migrate along glial fibers to find their correct positions in the growing brain. This journey is important because it is the way that the neurons develop and organize into the brain's architecture. This discovery is important because knowledge about that gene would enable us to determine how it functions, and furthermore, it will enable us to treat the epilepsy condition that in turn is assumed to be related to problems with neuron migration.
Pediatric Brain Tumors
OncoLink is a web page put out by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. The above link is to one of their pages dedicated to childhood brain tumors. It contains information for the laymen and the physician. The page has art work done by patients and links to RealAudio virtual classroom lectures on radiation therapy. There are also a number of informative manuscripts describing what exactly brain tumors are and how they impact the patient.
Dr. Bob's Psychopharmacological Tips
Dr.Bob's psycho-pharmacological tip contains a vast majority of information. This page contains information about the different types of psychoactive drugs that are commonly used to treat various psychological disorders, such as PTSD or OCD. In some cases, Dr. Bob provides information about how the drugs, such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors or benzodiazes, manifest themselves in behavior. There are also "tips" about different drugs for different folks from other doctors which contribute to psycho-pharm discussion group- It is helpful if you want some basic information about what is being used to treat the different disorders.
Online Neuropsychology Project
This website allows surfers an opportunity to participate in neuropsychology research. The current project is being analyzed but another project is in the works and hopes to obtain subjects online. This site also provides a link to historical information regarding the brain and earlier theories of the brain. Subjects presented include: The 17th Century: Reaction to the Dualism of Mind and Body, Mind, Brain, and Adaptation the Localization of Cerebral Function, and Trance and Trauma: Functional Nervous Disorders and the Subconscious Mind.
Brain Disorders Network
This website was designed to help people and caregivers understand clinical advances in brain research. It is an attempt to link health care organizations, employers, pharmaceutical companies, and clinical personnel. It offers links to cutting edge developments, publications, brain research, and conferences. This site also has a link to brain disorders and medication. This link provides information on such disorders as brain tumors, cerebral palsy, schizophrenia, depression, and Tourette's syndrome in addition to other disorders. A detailed description of each disorder is provided in addition to medications prescribed.
Information about the PMRC and Psych-Mobile can be obtained from:
Dr. Charles I. Abramson
at (405) 744-6027
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