RESOURCES: Neuro Network

Science  24 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5496, pp. 1459
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5496.1459b

Does your Web search for “stroke” turn up hundreds of pages on how to improve your golf game? If so, try visiting Neuroguide, a 6-year-old site that brings order to the Web's tangle of neuroscience resources, from basic science to medical and educational offerings.

Site editor Neil Busis, a neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh, says his goal was “a site that can deal with different parts of the audience and different cognitive styles.” So he created three ways of getting around Neuroguide: a key-word search, listings by topic, and Neuroroulette, which launches you to a randomly chosen page. A good starting point is the Best Bets page, a list of what Busis thinks are the most useful links. Under Images you can find scores of sites such as Harvard's Whole Brain Atlas, which offers a series of labeled CT, MRI, and other scans of the human brain. Visit the online tutorials and exams to learn more about topics such as eye function or neuroanatomy. Other links take you to newsgroups and Web forums, neuroscience databases, rosters of labs and professional societies, a calendar of meetings, and electronic journals. Although most of Neuroguide's content comes from elsewhere on the Web, there are also original contributions, ranging from job announcements to peer-reviewed book reviews and papers.

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