RESOURCES: Neuroscience in a Nutshell

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Science  10 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5728, pp. 1525
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5728.1525b

A well-chosen reading list is a prerequisite for almost any subject, whether it's freshman English or narcolepsy research. To find out what you should read to get up to speed on neuroscience, psychology, and pharmacology, click on, created by graduate student Shawn Thomas of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The site offers compilations of abstracts from recent papers that introduce topics from autism genetics to the connection between migraines and the neurotransmitter glutamate. Some entries link to the full-text articles.'s other offerings include a listing of drugs under study for depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. You can also browse MetaDB, which links to more than 1000 biological databases on everything from mammalian brain anatomy to the genome of the hepatitis C virus.

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