Unit 1: Neuroanatomy

Featured video “Visualizing the brain as a universe of synapses” by Stanford Medicine. For more information, visit their news story and the description of the method.

Neuroanatomy, general resources

  • Genes to Cognition Online  by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. A very useful 3D model of the brain with descriptionsof various brainstructures, associated functions, associated cognitive disorders, substructures, research reviews, etc.
  • The Human Brain by www. anatomie-amsterdam.nl: Brain atlas for educational purposes, with clear interactive images. Includes external views of the brain and cerebellum, cerebrum slices , white matter, tracts and MRI scans.
  • Allen Brain Atlas: Contains several free online atlases of the human and mouse brain adult and develloping brains, published by the Allen Institute (Paul Allen is one of the founders of Microsoft). The data are heavily geared towards gene expression, but the reference atlases are quite usable and useful.
  • Anatomy of the Brain by University of British Columbia with a Creative Commons License: web atlas, imaging, 3D reconstructions, stroke model, brain & behaviour,  neurotutorials , movies.
  • The Unfixed Brain: YouTube video by University of Utah Brain Institute.
  • Biological Psychology 7th edition; Animation: Brain Explorer. Each chapter has a different Brain Explorer Animation. Check our the animations from different chapters.
  • Basic Parts of the Brain – Part 1-: tutorial with 3D Brain Model by AnatomyZone.com
  • Basic Parts of the Brain- Part 2-: tutorial with 3D Brain Model by AnatomyZone.com
  • ZygoteBody Anatomy: create a free account and use the 3D Brain Model to learn

Functional Microanatomy of Neurons

Non-Neural Cells of the Central Nervous System (CNS)

Basic Orientation in the Human CNS

Lateral Surface of the Cerebral Hemispheres

Medial Surface of the Cerebral Hemispheres

Ventral Surface of the Cerebral Hemisphere

Overview of Cerebral Anatomy

  • Cerebrum slices by www. anatomie-amsterdam. Here coronal slices of the cerebrum can be viewed. Go to the first image and go to the next slice by clicking the yellow arrow at the left

Cranial and Spinal Nerves

Anatomy of the Brainstem

Cranial Nerve Nuclei

Internal Anatomy of the Spinal Cord

Blood Supply to the Brain

  •  The Blood Supply of the Brain and Spinal Cord. Go to Neuroscience 2nd edition at the NCBI bookshelf. Enter “The Blood Supply of the Brain and Spinal Cord” in the search box for this book. Figures 1.19, 1.20 and 1.21 are extremely useful.

Ventricles

Internal Capsule and Deep Gray Matter

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