CELLULAR ASPECTS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
NEURAL CONDUCTION/SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION
ORGANIZATION OF SYSTEMS/PRINCIPLES OF SENSORIMOTOR FUNCTION
BASIC FUNCTIONING: EATING/DRINKING
BASIC FUNCTIONING: SEX DRIVE
BASIC FUNCTIONING: REWARD CIRCUITS/DRUGS
HIGHER FUNCTIONING: MEMORY
HIGHER FUNCTIONING: EMOTION
NEUROPLASTICITY AND LEARNING
LATERALIZATION AND ASYMMETRY
An excellent step-by-step dissection of a sheep brain.
A good site for introductory students to learn about the numerous topics in biopsychology.
Feeling a little overwhelmed? Try this site written for children about basic biopsychology topics.
The Whole Brain Atlas from Harvard--an excellent resource for studying for examinations.
Tutorial on neural conduction.
Animation and written steps for synaptic transmission
Movie of synaptic transmission
Movie about the interference of drugs in synaptic transmission
This site includes information on both neuroanatomy and neuropathology.
Demonstrations of different types of brain imaging and research--even neurosurgery!
Vision tutorial on receptive fields
A 43-page slide show which covers the histology of the nervous system in simple terms
Brain Pop is a great site for both kids and adults. You should, at the very least, do an "Experiment with Bob," the ex-lab rat.
An interesting site showing how research in the neurosciences can be applied in a physical therapy setting.
Because these are abbreviated lecture notes, they may be difficult to follow, but the fun graphics are worth a look.
A short site devoted to explaining the stages of sleep
A wonderful site with links to over 50,000 articles on sleep, dreams, sleep disorders, and comas
A moderately advanced lecture on sleep, but includes great facts like these: "Students who spend an active day visiting musems, libraries, cultural centers have more REM. Students who play active sports have less REM. "
A great site from Duke University regarding the cellular mechanisms for learning and memory
WEBSITE FOR CHERI KITTRELL'S CLASSES
Duke University has great websites with lecture-style notes that are easy to understand. Try this site which discusses neuropsychological aspects of sex and sexuality.
This is a wonderful resource for information on motivation and emotion. I especially enjoyed the article written by David Myers on happiness. If you have not read The Pursuit of Happiness , it is well-worth the time.
This is an advanced topic, but all of the basics are here in this short article published by United Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation.
Some fundamentals of lateralization as it relates to handedness
Briefly describes lateralization and asymmetries, including the differences between righties and lefties and men and women
Advanced reading for the student who is extremely interested in hemispheric asymmetry
A links list for issues in neuropsychological assessment
Regional and national organizations dedicated to contemporary issues and research of brain injuries and abnormalities:
You can search for organizations which serve specific populations or research specific disorders at the following site:
Ready to have fun? This site has online research experiments and tutorials on numerous areas related to biopsychology. Introduce yourself to "Eliza" while you are there.
An excellent link to help with your labs. This site will help you identify structures and tell you about their functions. It also has great links to other atlases.
Website for Laboratory of Neurobiology. This site include information on experiments, lectures, meetings, books, and other interesting facts related to neurobiology.
A sister site of the one listed above, this site will take you to the Department of Neuroscience Imaging at the University College of London
This is the place for pictures! See the human brain from many different planes of view, but everything is clearly labelled.
Outstanding sheep brain tutorial. Just like being in the lab! Follow the links...