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.