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High School Students and Beyond
Short explanations of various topics from the Society for Neuroscience.
- Australian Broadcasting Company - show transcripts
in the elderly
Tasters- Taste, the Mind and Nutrition
sleep-walking, sleep-talking, and even murder while you sleep
- Hypnosis and
- What is so
unique about us humans?
Foundation Publication Archive
and Television Transcripts
- "The Brain in the News"
- The Skinny On...
People's Inner Voice
Burn Pain and Its Treatment
Project of the Mind (J. Barrett)
An article focusing on brain
NIH Radio News
Service - Audio Files
National Public Radio "RealAudio" - Talk of the
Vegetative State - March 25, 2005
Depression - February 11, 2005
False Memories - February 4, 2005
Cells and Parkinson's - January 7, 2005
Fear - December 17, 2004
- Mind Wide
Open - November 26, 2004
Memories - September 24, 2004
Sapolsky and Stress - September 10, 2004
Brains and Prostethics - July 9, 2004
Cow Disease Update / Eric Kandel - July 2, 2004
Update - July 2, 2004
Illness in Children - June 25, 2004
- Leptin and
the Brain - April 2, 2004
- Mind Wide
Open - March 12, 2004
- New Mad
Cow Prion - February 20, 2004
Communication - January 16, 2004
- Mad Cow
Disease Update - January 9, 2004
- December 19, 2003
Cells - November 7, 2003
- Music and
the Brain - May 9, 2003
and Behavior - May 2, 2003
- Gulf War
Illnesses - March 14, 2003
- January 24, 2003
Cord Recovery - December 13, 2002
Disorder in Children - October 11, 2002
Disease - August 16, 2002
Cells - June 21, 2002
Self - March 29, 2002
- December 2001
Psychology - August 2000
Disease - July 2000
Disease Update - July 2001
- Mad Cow
Disease - May 2000
- Mad Cow
Disease - January 2001
- March 2000
Preschoolers/ADHD - March 2000
Math? - January 2000
From Harvard Medical School. A series of short
articles about the brain and nervous system.
on Alzheimer's disease
New Breakthrough in Huntington's Disease
Harvard Brain - from Harvard Undergraduate Society for
NIH Office of Science Education
Prions: Puzzling Infectious Proteins
Emotions and Disease
Help for Cuckoo Clocks - Melatonin
Images of Dyslexia
Video Game Epilepsy
Spinal Cord Injury Home Page
Insights from a Broken Brain
Dr. William H.
Calvin - a professor at the Univ. of Washington has many
chapters from his books and magazine articles about the nervous system
here on his site..or go directly to them at:
- Conversations with
Emergence of Intelligence - from Scientific American,
271(4):100-107, October 1994.
Brains Think: Evolving Intelligence, Then and Now
- The Ascent
- Close to
Home - Moyers on Addiction
- Inside the
- Animal Einsteins - transcripts
Science News Online
- Grown-Up Monkey
Brains Get Growing
Evolution to Regrow Nerves
- Brains show signs
of two bilingual roads
doubles up on marijuana like agents
- Bridging the Brain
- Chilled Brains
- Hibernating animals may hold clues to novel stroke treatments
Cow Disease, Human Illness Tied
- Magnesium May Stave
off Cerebral Palsy
- Napless cats
awaken interest in adenosine
- Patients Savor this
of Things False
- Can Birds Learn
in their Sleep?
in Your Gut?
Reaction - Chemical Catastrophes
- Emotions and
- Fatigue and
an Eye Works
- Minding the Body
- Can emotions affect health?
the Spinal Cord
- Science of Love
- Sounds of
- Spinal Cord
Injury and Recovery
Psychology - how the mind helps the body
- Mad Cow
- Minding the Body
- Your Brain on
- Science and Medicine
Bart G.J. Knols and Jocelign Meijerink,
Odors Influence Mosquito Behavior, in Science and Medicine,
September/October, pp. 56-63, 1997.
- Natural History
The Nature of Learning, in Natural History,
September, 1997, pp. 42-65. A collection of short articles about how
humans and other animals learn.
- Newsweek Magazine
- Fixing the
- Sharon Begley, How to Build a Baby's Brain, in Newsweek Special
Issue, Spring/Summer 1997, pp. 28-32. [also see pp. 12-15 and pp. 38-39
of the same issue.] Article about brain development.
- Sharon Begley, Memories are made of..., in Newsweek, November
4, 1996, pp. 68. Article about memory improvement by nicotine.
- Sharon Begley, To Stand and Raise a Glass, in Newsweek, July 1,
1996, p. 52-55. Article about spinal cord injury.
- Sharon Begley, Jagged Little Pill, in Newsweek, August 18,
1997, p. 66. - Article about the history of aspirin
- Geoffrey Cowley, The President's Got a New Aid, in Newsweek,
October 13, 1997, p. 43 - President Clinton's new hearing
- Geoffrey Cowley, Is There a Sixth Sense?, in Newsweek, October
13, 1997, p. 67. - report on the vomeronasal organ
- Geoffrey Cowley and Anne Underwood, A Little Help from
Serotonin, in Newsweek, Dec. 29, 1997-Jan. 5, 1998, pp. 78-81.
- Claudia Kalb, Our Embattled Ears, in Newsweek, August 25, 1997,
pp. 75-76. - hearing loss and how to protect your hearing
- Carla Koehl, Happier Days Ahead? The Future of Mind Drugs, in
Newsweek, April 21, 1997, p. 13.
- Mark Starr, Arms like lead! Hit 'em in the head, in Newsweek,
December 1, 1997, pp. 70-71. Concussion crisis in football.
- Brad Stone, Zapping the Eye, in Newsweek, June 2, 1997, pp.
80-81. New eye surgery using a laser.
- Pat Wingert and Anne Underwood, Hey-Look Out, World, Here I
Come, in Newsweek Special Issue, Spring/Summer 1997, pp. 12-15.
Article about brain development.
- Scientific American
- David J. Chalmers, The Puzzle of Conscious Experience, in
Scientific American, December 1995, , vol. 273 (6), pp. 80-86.
- Dora Y. Ho and Robert M. Sapolsky, Gene Therapy for the Nervous
System, in Scientific American, June 1997, pp. 116-120.
- National Geographic
- Boyd Gibbons, The Intimate Sense of Smell, in National
Geographic Magazine, September 1986, vol. 170, no. 3, pp.
- Boyd Gibbons, Alcohol. The Legal Drug, in National
Geographic Magazine, February 1992, vol. 181, no. 2, pp.
- Michael E. Long, The Sense of Sight, in National Geographic
Magazine, November 1992, vol. 182, no. 5, pp. 3-41.
- Paul D. Martin, Messengers to the Brain, National Geographic
Society Press, Washington, D.C., 1985, p. 104.
- Mark W. Moffett, Poison-dart Frogs. Lurid and Lethal, National
Geographic Magazine, May 1995, vol. 187, vol. 187, no. 5, pp. 98-111.
- George Steinmetz, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, in
National Geographic Magazine, February 1992, vol. 181, no.
2, pp. 36-39.
- Joel L. Swerdlow, Quiet Miracles of the Brain, in
National Geographic Magazine, June 1995 Issue, vol. 187, no. 6, pp.
- Rick Weiss, Aging: New Answers to Old Questions, in National
Geographic Magazine, November 1997, pp. 2-31, 1997.
- Garry Hamilton, What is this octopus thinking?, in New
Scientist, June 7, 1997, pp. 30-35.
Overviews of the Nervous System
- Isaac Asimov, How Did We Find Out About The Brain?, Walker and
Co., New York, 1987, 61 pages.
- Susan L. Barrett, It's All in Your Head, Free Spirit
Publishing, Minneapolis, 1992, 151 pages.
- Melvin Berger, Exploring the Mind and Brain, Thomas Y. Crowell,
New York, 1983, 117 pages.
- Faith Hickman Brynie, 101 Questions
Your Brain Has Asked Itself But Couldn't Answer Until Now, Millbrook
Press, Brookfield, 1998, 176 pages.
- Rita Carter, Mapping the Mind, University of California Press,
Berkeley, 1998, 224 pages.
- Roberta Conlan (editor), States of Mind: New Discoveries About How
Our Brains Make Us Who We Are, New York,
Dana Press, 1999, 214 pages.
- Joel Davis, Mapping the Mind. The Secrets of the Human Brain and
How It Works, Birch Lane Press, Secaucus, 1997, 289 pages.
- Stanislas Dehaene, The Number Sense. How the Mind Creates
Mathematics, Oxford University Press, 1997, 274 pages.
- Marian C. Diamond, Arnold B. Scheibel, Lawrence M. Elson, The Human
Brain Coloring Book, Barnes and Noble Books, New York, 1985, 301
- Michael S. Gazzaniga, The Social Brain, BasicBooks, Inc., New
York, 1985, 219 pages.
- Susan A. Greenfield, The Human Brain, BasicBooks, New York,
1997, 160 pages.
- Susan A. Greenfield, The Human Mind
Explained, Henry Holt and Co., New York, 1996, 192 pages.
An EXCELLENT guide to the brain with plenty of pictures.
- Robert D. Griffin, The Biology Coloring Book, Harper Collins,
New York, 1986, 256 pages.
- Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Elson, The Anatomy Coloring Book,
Harper Collins, New York, 1993, 352 pages.
- Harold L. Klawans, Why Michael Couldn't Hit, and Other Tales of the
Neurology of Sports, W.H. Freeman, New York, 1996, 308 pages.
- Kenneth A. Klivington, The Science of the Mind, MIT Press,
Cambridge, 1989, 239 pages.
- Ronald Kotulak, Inside the Brain, Andrews and McMeel, Kansas
- Elaine N. Marieb, The A&P Coloring Workbook, A Complete Study
Guide, 3rd edition, Benjamin/Cummings.
- John McCrone, The Ape That Spoke. Language and the Evolution of
the Human Mind, William Morrow and Company, New York, 1991, 288
- D. Michael McKeough, Coloring Review of Neuroscience,
2nd edition, Little, Brain and Co., 1995.
- Paul Nordstrom August, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs,
Series 2, Brain Function, Chelsea House Publ., New York, 1988, 123
- Anne D. Novitt-Moreno, How Your Brain
Works, Ziff-Davis Press, Emeryville, 1995, 170 pages.
- Tabitha M. Powledge, Your Brain: How You Got It and How it
Works, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1994, 210 pages.
- Robert Ornstein and Richard F. Thompson, The Amazing Brain,
Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1984, 182 pages.
- J. Lawrence Pool, Nature's Masterpiece. The Brain and How it
Works, Walker and Co., New York, 1987, 144 pages.
- Society for Neuroscience
- Brain Briefings - A
great resource with short
discussion of topics including Epilepsy and GABA, The Roots of ALS,
Alzheimer's Abnormalities, The Retinoblastoma Gene, Birth Defects,
Multiple Sclerosis, The Prefrontal Cortex and Schizophrenia, Huntington's
Disease Genetics, Parkinson's and Dopamine, The Senses, Sleep, Brain
Imaging, Development, Brain Mechanisms (Serotonin and Judgment, The
Brain's Stash, Cell Suicide, Oxidative Stress and Brain Disorders, The
Opiate Receptor, Neurotrophic Factors, NMDA Receptor Blockers, Biological
- Brain Facts. A Primer on the Brain and
Nervous System, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C., 1993, 52
- Brain Concepts - short pamphlets on Brain Development, Drugs, Genes
and the Brain, How the Brain Ages, Vision, Sleep, Stress and the Brain,
- V. S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee, Phantoms in the Brain :
Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind, William Morrow and
Company, New York, 1998, 320 pages.
- Jean Stine and Camden Benares, It's All in Your Head,
Prentice Hall, New York, 1994, 248 pages.
- Time/Life Books, How Things Work - The Brain, Time/Life Books,
- Carol Turkington, The Brain Encyclopedia, Facts on File, Inc.,
New York, 1995, 316 pages.
Specific Areas of the Nervous System
- John Downer, Supersense. Perception in the Animal World, Holt
and Co., New York, 1988, 160 pages.
- Larry Kettelkamp, Tricks of Eye and Mind, William Morrow and
Co., New York, 1974, 127 pages.
- Jillyn Smith, Senses & Sensibilities, John Wiley & Sons, New
York, 1989, 230 pages.
- William H. Calvin and George A. Ojemann, Conversations with Neil's
Brain: The Neural Nature of Thought and Language, Addison-Wesley
Publishing Co., New York, 1995, 352 pages
- William H. Calvin and George A. Ojemann, Inside the Brain, New
American Library, New York, 1980, 226 pages.
- Richard K. Cooley and C.H. Vanderwolf, The Sheep Brain; A
basic guide, A.J. Kirby, Co., London, Ontario, Canada, 1979,
- Stephen J. DeArmond, Madeline M. Fusco and Maynard M. Dewey,
Structure of the Human Brain. A Photographic Atlas, Oxford
University Press, New York, 1976, 186 pages.
- Eric R. Kandel, James H. Schwartz and Thomas M. Jessel, Principles
of Neural Science, Elsevier, New York, 1991, 1135 pages. (This
textbook is a comprehensive overview of the whole field of neuroscience
and is used in many university graduate and undergraduate courses)
- M.B. Macmillan, A wonderful journey through skull and brains: the
travels of Mr. Gage's tamping iron, Brain and Cognition, vol. 5,
pp. 67-107, 1986. (History and analysis of the brain injury sustained
by Mr. Phineas Gage)
- Carl Sagan, The Dragons of Eden, Ballantine Books, New York,
1977, 271 pages.
- BRAINBOOKS - An online
bookstore specializing in neuroscience books (run by E.J. Hammond)
- Decade of the
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