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Alcohol and the Brain
This article takes a brief look at the possible mechanisms by which alcohol effects the brain. It looks at the lipid theory, the protein theory, and the various neurotransmitters which may facilitate the absorption of alcohol.
Biofeedback Webzine
This Web magazine presents information about biofeedback, including current research, clinical applications, and techniques for treating stress disorders.
Civilization and Insanity
This article discusses how people believed that mental illness increased in frequency based on how primitive an ethnic group's brain was and by how civilized they were.
Cortical Neuron-Astrocyte Interaction
Site reviews neuronal and astrocyte interactions and the effects they have in the body.
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior
This online book discusses topics that include the behavior and chemistry of the brain, psychopharmacological concepts, fear and anxiety, pain, depression, schizophrenia, arousal, tolerance, drug abuse, and habitual behaviors.
Probe the Brain
Site lets you probe the brain to discover what area of the brain controls which part of your body.
SALMON Study and Learning Materials On-Line for Physiological Psychology
Site provides information about neurotransmission, depression, hormones and stress, sexual behaviour, sex differentiation, ethology, aggression, learned helplessness, drug tolerance, and drug addiction.
The Mind Uploading Home Page
"The Mind Uploading home page is dedicated to the putative future process of copying one's mind from the natural substrate of the brain into an artificial one, manufactured by humans. This technology will radically alter society in many ways, as science fiction authors have begun to illustrate.".
Weight Control and Obesity
This article discusses how weight can be controlled by mechanisms in the brain.
Whole Brain Interpreter
Article discusses split brain patients.

Emotion and Motivation

Emotional Participation in Decision-Making
This article discusses the amygdala's role in emotional assessments, the organization of emotional expression, the emotional experience, and the role of the frontal lobes in emotion.


Basic Neural Processes Tutorials
Learn about nerve and brain functioning.
Brain Map
Interactive graphic allows you to learn about the names and functions of different areas of the brain.
Brain Study Module
Site provides a colorful tutorial about the various structures of the brain.
Comparative Brain Anatomy
Site has information and images concerning the comparison of brains of different animals, the slicing of brains, and neurons. There is also a discussion relating brain size and structure to intelligence.
Conversations with Neil's Brain
A web book about "the neural nature of thought and learning.".
Interactive Brain Atlas: The Digital Anatomist Project
Site "contains 3-D computer graphic reconstructions of brain material; MRI scans; tissue sections, some enhanced with pathways; gross brain specimens and dissections; and summary drawings.".
Milestones in Neuroscience Research
This site provides a detailed timeline of the major events that occurred during the history of neuroscience.
Neuroanatomy Tutorial
Tutorial provides an image of a human brain and lets you click on the various parts of the brain to discover what structure it is.
Neuroscience for Kids
Although this site is designed for kids, it is a vast resource for people of all ages. It contains information and diagrams about many neuroscience topics including brain structure, sleep, the spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system, the neuron, sensory systems, neuroscience methods and techniques, the effects of drugs on the nervous system, and neurological and mental disorders.
The Action Potential
Site provides an overview of the action potential process, and it also includes the "sounds" of an action potential.
The Whole Brain Atlas
Information and impressive visuals related to brain physiology and disease.
Site provides a number of unique tutorials and demonstrations that focus on various functions of the brain including sensation and perception, cognition, transmission of neural impulses, and learning.

Sleep and Dreaming

Dream Warriors
Article discusses the story of one researcher and one clinician who investigate the purpose of dreaming.
Dreams: Info for Students
Site describes how a person can perform a scientific study about dreams.
Lucid Dreaming
Site provides information about lucid dreaming which occurs you realize that you are dreaming yet you continue to dream.
Psychology, Culture, and Evolution
This site discusses consciousness; the evolution of the brain, consciousness, language, and sociality; sleep paralysis; and nocturnal hallucinations.
Sleep Deprivation
This article discusses "what all undergraduates should know about how their sleeping lives affect their waking lives.".
The "Purpose" of Dreams
Article discusses how some scientists believe that dreams do not have underlying meaning or purpose.

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