Digital Anatomist Interactive Atlases Structural Informatics GroupDepartment of Biological StructureUniversity of Washington Seattle, Washington, USA Atlases Content: 2-D and 3-D views of the brain from cadaver sections, MRI scans, and computer reconstructions.Author: John W. Science Fair Central provides virtual labs to help students practice investigation This section provides a practice opportunity using two virtual labs. Virtual labs are relatively efficient, contained environments. They are designed to give students practice with designing and conducting virtual investigations in preparation for designing and conducting their own hands-on investigations. If you are using these in a classroom, virtual labs take between 2 and 4 class sessions to complete.
Chapter 11: The Cerebral Cortex General Organization The cerebral cortex is the outer covering of gray matter over the hemispheres. This is typically 2- 3 mm thick, covering the gyri and sulci. Certain cortical regions have somewhat simpler functions, termed the primary cortices. These include areas directly receiving sensory input (vision, hearing, somatic sensation) or directly involved in production of limb or eye movements. The association cortices subserve more complex functions. Virtual Labs The links on this page are all VIRTUAL LABS offered by the Glencoe textbook company. These labs give the students the adventure of laboratory experimentation without costly supplies, worrisome environmental and safety issues, or time-consuming clean up. They are from all different areas of science: Biology, Physics, Genetics, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Chemistry. Please feel free to try these at home! Students will be directed to specific labs in class but there are over 100 labs offered here!
Functional Areas of The Cerebral Cortex We have two types of functional areas: Sensory areas •Primary Sensory Cortex – makes you aware of a sensation •Association areas – give meaning to/make associations with a sensation •Multimodal Association Areas – make associations between different types of stimuli Motor areas – allow you to act upon a sensation •Premotor Cortex – plans movements; then •Primary Motor Cortex – sends signals to generate movements •2 special motor cortices (Frontal Eye Field, Broca’s area) Jefferson Lab Visitor's Center Jefferson Lab's mission is to provide forefront scientific facilities, opportunities and leadership essential for discovering the fundamental nature of nuclear matter, to partner with industry to apply its advanced technology, and to serve the nation and its communities through education and public outreach, all with uncompromising excellence in environment, health and safety. Adjacent to the Jefferson Lab campus is the Applied Research Center, or ARC. Built by the City of Newport News, it is home to industrial, commercial, university and Jefferson Lab researchers collaborating in the development of new technologies.
Brain: Brodmann Areas Brodmann Areas (BA), 10-20 Sites, Primary Functions ADD Centre, Biofeedback Institute of Toronto, American Applied NeuroScience Institute Michael Thompson, MD, James Thompson, PhD., Wu Wenqing, MD. What follows is a project-in-process. It is being done to assist the staff at our centers in their work using EEG Biofeedback (neurofeedback). It is to be a part of The Companion to The Neurofeedback Book which is being written at this time. VHIL: Lab Tour Technology The VHIL VR Lab integrates technology that can stimulate three of the human senses at once —spatialized sound, virtual touch (haptics), and three-dimensional imagery. The lab features cutting edge equipment for tracking motion, rendering graphics, and displaying visual, aural, and haptic information. Kornberg Associates Architects have collaborated with Worldviz LLC, the world's leading virtual reality creators, and Stanford University to renovate all aspects of the lab.
Mouse Brain Mapped in Greatest Detail Yet Australian scientists have created the most detailed atlas of the mouse brain, a development that is helping in the fight against brain disease. 3D surface renderings of the mouse neocortex. Color codes for all segmented regions are shown below (Jeremy F.P. Maps & Visualizations gallery Here’s an incomplete gallery with links to some data visualizations and maps I’ve made: many are interactive, so you’ll need to click through through for the full experience. Ghost shipping paths Probably the most widely-circulated image I’ve made is this chart that shows the paths of ships taken from the US Maury collection of the government’s database of ship’s paths. I made it to illustrate how rich metadata alone can be as a source for historical research: it’s also just an interesting way to see the continents through large-scale patterns of behavior. Several people asked for higher-resolution versions; I recreated a couple charts on the same concept here.
10 Great Sites for Reviewing Brain Anatomy I’ve been absolutely immersed in brain anatomy (which I now heart) for the past eight months. In the process I’ve amassed a rather large collection of links. I’ve listed some of the better resources below, hopefully others will find this helpful. Neuroanatomy—A Primer The human brain is a unique structure that boasts a complex three-dimensional architecture. Neuroscientists are only beginning to understand how the different parts of this intricate configuration work together to produce behavior. In the numerous neuroimaging studies that are published weekly, researchers use common neuroanatomical terms to denote location, organization, and, at times, implied function. Kimball's Biology Pages Ways to Search These Pages Search Engine. Enter desired term(s) in box above right and click on "GO". (Advantage: finds all occurrences; disadvantages: may return trivial hits, your choice of term may not match mine). Suggestion: Click on search tips link to help you get the most useful results. Link To Individual Index PagesA-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z either here or at the top of each index page and then scroll down to your desired term or enter the term in the "Find" function of your browser.
Nervous System Intro Humans, like all living organisms, can respond to their environment. Humans have two complimentary control systems to do this: the nervous system and the endocrine (hormonal) system. The human nervous system controls everything from breathing and producing digestive enzymes, to memory and intelligence. Nerve Cells [back to top] The nervous system composed of nerve cells, or neurones: