Internet Resources for Teaching Neuroscience
1999 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Neuroscience for Kids

Comprehensive site intended for elementary and secondary students and teachers; includes on-line and off-line activities, lesson plans, experiments, demonstrations, games, worksheets and basic information about the nervous system. Extensive links to other sites.
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Chudler, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

American Academy of Neurology

Information about neurological disorders and educational materials ("facts sheets") in easy-to-understand language.
Sponsors: American Academy of Neurology


Point and click to receive functional or anatomical information about different parts of the brain.
Sponsors: Dr. Tyler Lorig and Dr. Tim Thompson, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Charles A. Dana Foundation

Information about the programs (including Brain Awareness Week), activities, and publications of the Dana Foundation and the Dana Alliance. Also has material about brain diseases and disorders.
Sponsor: The Charles A. Dana Foundation

Digital Anatomist

An "interactive" brain atlas with beautiful photographs and drawings. An excellent teaching resource for neuroanatomy.
Sponsor: John W. Sundsten; University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Eric H. Chudlerís Home Page

Another good starting point for Neuroscience searches.
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Chudler, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Gallery of Mammalian Brains

Beautiful images of the brains from a large number of different mammals.
Sponsor: Brain Collections at The University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University and The National Museum of Health and Medicine

Java Man

A "Brain Anatomy Browser": an on-line interactive web page that allows you to visualize the brain in horizontal sections.
Sponsor: Neurovisualization Laboratory - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Massachusetts General Hospital - Department of Neurology

Bulletin boards and chat rooms about specific neurological disorders.
Sponsor: John Lester, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Mind and Brain Magazine

Online neuroscience magazine.
Sponsor: Dr. Silvia Helena Cardoso, Center for Biomedical Informatics, State University of Campinas, Brazil

National Institute on Drug Abuse

On-line resources designed for students and teachers who want to learn more about the effects of marijuana, opiates, inhalants, hallucinogens, nicotine, stimulants and steroids.

Neuroscience Laboratory and Classroom Activities

Lab manual for 12 neuroscience experiments that can be used in the classroom.
Sponsor: National Association of Biology Teachers and the Society for Neuroscience. Web pages by the Division of Life Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio

Neuroscience on the Internet

An excellent place to start searching the World Wide Web for Neuroscience sites: includes links to on-line exams and tutorials, and to neuroscience centers worldwide. The information is organized in outline form and easy to use.
Sponsor: Dr. Neil A. Busis, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Neuroscience Tutorial

Extensive review of clinical neuroscience complete with illustrations and photographs.
Sponsor: Dr. Diana Weedman Molavi, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Neuromuscular Disease Center

Comprehensive information about neuromuscular diseases.
Sponsor: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Probe the Brain

An interactive activity where you can stimulate a brain electrically from the comfort of your own computer.
Sponsor: PBS On-Line

The Reconstructors

An interactive adventure-type game in which students learn about the beneficial and harmful effects of drugs.
Sponsor: Rice University, Houston TX

Seeing, Hearing and Smelling the World

Photographs, colorful animations,and easy-to-read text to describe the fascinating world of sight, smell, and hearing. There is also a section on illusions and brain imaging.
Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Society for Neuroscience

Society directory, meeting announcements, society publications including "Brain Briefings", "Brain Backgrounders", The Neuroscience Newsletter and the Journal of Neuroscience.
Sponsor: Society for Neuroscience

University of Scranton Neuroscience Program

Links to student projects; sheep brain atlas.
Sponsor: Dr. Tim Cannon, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

The Virtual Brain Reality Project

Interact with human brain dissections.
Sponsors: Dr. Glen Frick, Dr. John Kubie, Brett Laurance and Greg Conyers, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY

The Whole Brain Atlas

Images of normal and abnormal human brain.
Sponsor: Dr. Keith A. Johnson, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Other related sites (Not necessarily neuroscience)