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Neuroscience sites:
  • Neurobiology (Matthews') - this is the web page for the recommended textbook by Gary Matthews. You will find sample quizzes, images from the chapters and animated demonstrations of things like action potentials. If the link takes you to the Blackwell Science home page (and it seems to be set to do that by default right now), just search for Matthews (page has been under development so access might be inconsistent)
  • State University of New York Dept of Neurosurgery teaching files (lots of images, but not necessarily a static collection):
  • Just like the name implies, a portal to many pages on brain research:
  • From Washington University in St. Louis , a tutorial in the neurosciences, including a superb summary of the cranial nerves that students give one of their highest praises -"I wish I had found this sooner":
  • And here is the parent site - Neuromuscular Disease Center at Washington University . Take some time to work through this page. Whatever adjective goes beyond "extensive", use it here:
  • And yet another from Washington University in St. Louis - The Cochlea (the image of a cochlea on the home page is worth the trip). 
  • National site on strokes:
  • The Neurology and Neurosurgery Forum archives - lots of topics and hundred of subtopics - questions submitted by patients and answered by experts. The questions are frequently interesting and the answers range from extremely helpful to "get a 2nd opinion", thus indirectly teaching about physician/patient communication:
  • Spinal cord injury facts. How many are there per year? Of what kind? What do they cost? What types of care are available?
  • BrainTalk Communities (Mass General & Harvard) - "Online Patient Support Groups for Neurology". Some of the best medical (and human!) chat rooms around. From jokes to diagnoses to people who need to talk in the middle of the night. (NOTE: this site experienced a major crash in late July of 2006 and has been offline.  It will be back, so keep checking.)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia information and support page. Trigeminal neuralgia information page. Also, from here, you can look through Harvard's neurosurgery pages on many topics:
  • Neurosciences on the Internet. A large, complex but well-organized portal to neuroscience resources. You can even take quizzes.  Look around, but be sure you stop by Best Bet, Recent Additions and Images:
  • A sample page from, the topic of this one is a particular type of cyst within the spinal cord (syringomyelia):
  • The home page will show you the photographic interests of the author (esp. gardens), but click on courses and you will see links to sensory physiology (including eye movements) and neurophysiology for first year med students:
  • From Temple University , a neuroanatomy course site that includes neuroembryology, the neuro exam, atlases, images and quizzes:
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: The Animated Brain.  An on-line demo (a pretty extensive one) of 2 larger software packages. Includes animations of embryology:
  • Whole Brain Atlas ( Harvard Univ. ) (includes "The Top 100 Brain Structures") Many many films:
  • Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology ( Univ. of Debrecan , Hungary ) - A massive portal to many international sites, some great, some odd, and some with on-line quizzes. Some of the sites do not have English translations, but in many cases the images speak for themselves:
  • WEMOVE - Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders. Impressive page on movement disorders from Ataxia to Wilson's Disease and about 2 dozen in between. Includes videos of different types of movement disorders.  Chat rooms for patients and their families, summaries of current research and a formidable links page:
  • National Ataxia Foundation:
  • Brain Connection - tied to Scientific Learning, this is a page that concentrates on the overlap of learning and neuroscience with heavy concentration on learning early in life, but also on aging and after trauma:

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