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Search (Databases)

Pubmed - Indispensable. This service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948 - with links to full text articles and other related resources.

ScienceDirect - This splendid database contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full-text and bibliographic information in both books and journal formats.

BrainInfo - This fabulous "search engine" helps users to identify structures in the brain - in different languages, with locations, links and internal structures.

Nature needs no introduction.


Browse (Journals)

Brain - This Journal of Neurology provides researchers and clinicians with the finest original contributions in neurology. Leading studies in neurological science are balanced with practical clinical articles.

The American Journal of Psychiatry - The Official Journal of the American Psychiatric Association publishes the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Original articles include new developments in diagnosis, treatment, neuroscience, and patient populations.

Neurology is the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Abstracts are for free.

Neuropsychopharmacology - This international scientific journal is an official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and focuses on clinical and basic science contributions that advance our understanding of the brain and behaviour.

The Cambridge Journals publish over 220 peer-reviewed academic journals on neuroscience amongst other topics.


View (Brain Maps) - This interactive multiresolution brain atlas is based on over 20 million megapixels of sub-micron resolution, annotated, scanned images of serial sections of both primate and non-primate brains. Search its integrated database for data about brain structure and function.

The midsagittal section through the brain shows you the precise location of structures when you move your mouse over the map.

The HOPES brain tutorial takes you on a guided (flash/ non-flash) tour of the human brain and its parts. Don't miss out!

Outstanding brain sections with the names of structures can be found at this polish site. Navigate via URL as there is no menu bar.

fMRI for Newbies - A crash course in brain imaging. Here: Sulci. Check this out!


Learn (Facts)

The Brain from Top to Bottom - This wonderful site offers outstanding information on disorders, evolution, memory, emotions and much much more - with guided tours for the beginner and the advanced alike.

Ben Best's outstanding articles offer a lot of information on brain structures, memory, attention, motivation, neurons, anatomy and much more. Be sure to exchange the numbers directly in the URL to find the the chapters as there is no menu bar. - Karl C. Mayer's website provides a multitude of useful facts regarding neurology, disorders, addiction, brain nerves and more with a focus on treatment (in German only).

The Brodmann maps by Professor Mark Dubin are a must-see for everyone who is interested in the brain.

Structures of the brain lists brain structures by name with their divisions and locations. Very useful to get a good overview of the brain's structural organization.

Multiple choice questions - Test your knowledge on the brain with this "assignment" from the University of Wales Swansea. How do you score?

Clinical conditions involving the limbic system are shown by John R. Hesselink.

Motor systems are explained by the Department of Pathology of the Duke University Medical Centre. Navigate via URL as there is no menu bar. - Jim Phelps writes extensively (and entertainingly) about mental health issues from bipolar disorder to borderline from a treatment perspective. Quite interesting. Look what happens to the brain (e.g. the hippocampus) during a depression.

Memory is the topic of this site. Look at the interesting brain sections.

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