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Professor Eric Chudler of the University of Washington has gathered this extensive list of neuroscience Web sites. With over 150 links and more being added all the time, you are sure to find information on any topic related to the brain at this site.
Harvard University Visual Cognition Lab
At the Harvard visual cognition team's Web site, view QuickTime movies and jpeg versions of stimuli used in lab research. Test yourself for "inattentional blindness" and "change detection," and find out more about how the mind perceives details.
The Washington University School of Medicine offers this low-tech, illustrated tutorial on the anatomy of the human brain. Created in conjunction with the university's first-year course for medical students, the site provides detailed information on all the basics of clinical neuroscience.
The Dana Alliance for the Brain is a nonprofit organization of over 200 pre-eminent brain scientists. Dana's Web site provides a huge amount of information on the human brain, including book lists, glossaries, overviews of current research, and articles on new developments in the field of neuroscience.
Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., PH.D., and Sandra Blakeslee. New York: William Morrow, 1998.
In this highly readable and informative book, neurological sleuth Dr. V.S. Ramachandran and New York Times science writer Sandra Blakeslee explore some of the strangest cases Ramachandran has cracked over the years. To read excerpts from the book, see From Ramachandran's Notebook.
I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self by Rodolfo R. Llinás. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.
According to Dr. Rodolfo Llinás, the self is primarily constituted by the motor systems of the brain, which are responsible for organizing and predicting the results of every move we make. One of the key figures in modern neuroscience, Llinás presents his ideas in a lively and lucid fashion. For more of Llinás' thoughts on the brain, see The Electric Brain.
The New Cognitive Neurosciences by Michael S. Gazzaniga, ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.
From the molecular level to the experience of human consciousness, the world's leaders in neuroscience present this detailed and comprehensive account of the brain and human behavior.
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