The Structure and Functions of the Brain

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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 to get a head start.

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The Brain and Neuroscience Basics

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The Structure and Functions of the Brain

There is such a wealth of information on the Internet on the topics of neuroanatomy (brain structures) and brain functions that typing any of these terms into a search engine will generate tens of thousands of hits. This section can help streamline your search, highlighting some of the best sites on the structure and functions of the brain.

Insights for the Structure and Functions of the Brain

  • When researching sites other than those recommended here, it’s a good idea to look for a copyright date at the bottom of the page. New brain research findings are revealed at such a rapid rate that it’s important that the site is fairly current and, even better, if it’s frequently updated.
  • If you’re prone to getting queasy, be prepared: Many of the brain images you’ll see are photographs of preserved human (and other animal) brains.

Top Sites for the Structure and Functions of the Brain

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Neuroscience and Brain Research

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Neuroscience and Brain Blogs

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Teaching Neuroscience and the Brain for Kids

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Improving Brain Fitness and Health

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Buying Neuroscience Books and Brain Resources

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