Science of the Brain: How the Mind Works
It may seem like the Internet has an overwhelming number of links but it’s really quite simple compared to the human brain, which has roughly 1,000 trillion connections—about the same as the number of leaves on all the trees in a rainforest. Use the Science of the Brain Web Guide
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Although scientists are only beginning to scratch the surface, new technologies are helping to solve some of the mysteries of the brain at an ever-increasing rate. With most major scientific journals maintaining Web sites, the latest neuroscience and brain research is right at your fingertips.
- Most scientific journals present only article abstracts on their Web sites and require the purchase of an often quite expensive subscription for access to the entire text of an article. But bear in mind that there are alternatives. If you’re interested in one article on a specific topic, most journals offer temporary (usually one-day) access to an individual article for a small fee.
- If you’re interested in staying up to date on the most recent research findings, most sites allow you to sign up for free e-newsletters that provide either abstracts or summaries of the latest journal articles.
- Brain and neuroscience research is advancing at lightning speed, so if you’re searching a topic by subject or keyword, be sure to check the dates of the articles retrieved. Research findings from even just a few years back may already have been refuted or become obsolete.
provides summaries—in laymen’s terms—of 30 of the most recent and significant research studies from premier journals. Use the site’s search field (in the upper right corner) to access relevant archived articles with keywords of interest.
is a journal that provides peer-reviewed articles about cutting-edge neuroscience and neurological research. Get an annual subscription (24 issues) for about $200 or download single issues for $50. Access abstracts of the current year’s articles and the full text of all articles from previous years for free online.
provides links to top peer-reviewed journals, including the highly esteemed neuroscience and neurological journal Brain (published monthly). Access all abstracts and full articles appearing before 2001 free of charge. For more current articles, get a paid print subscription ($144/year) or view a single issue for $15.
The Journal of Neuroscience
is a weekly periodical published by the Society for Neuroscience (SFN). Search for articles by date, author or keywords and view abstracts for free online. Obtain one-day access to any single article for a fee, or subscribe for $2,990/year to access full issues.
maintains a vast database of neurology-related journal articles and books. View journal article abstracts, book summaries and tables of contents for free online. For the full text of a journal article, you can buy one-day access.
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