Brain on the Web -- September 2007


by Dan Gordon

September 1, 2007

A variety of sources provide insight about the brain, as this month’s Web links indi­cate. The following sites were active as of Sept. 10, 2007.

  • PBS’s The Secret Life of the Brain—to which Dana co-published the companion book of the same name—contains a 3-D tour of the brain’s anatomy as well as a wealth of articles and videos on topics such as the neurology of addiction and the ways in which a stroke can affect the emotional brain. Find the collection at www.pbs.org/wnet/brain.
  • From healthy aging to Alzheimer’s, the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging provides reports and summaries for a range of current research both biological and social. Click on the research tab at www.nia.nih.gov to browse the many programs and studies.
  • Visit the Mayo Clinic online at www.mayoclinic.com, enter a search for the word “brain” and then browse some of the 549 results. Or look for a specific disease under “Manage a Condition” on the left side of the homepage. Alzheimer’s, mental health and the nervous system are among the categories listed.