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  • Analysis of Periodic Processes in Psychophysiological Research
    Periodicities in physiological activity convey important information regarding central nervous system regulation. This is true not only for the study of electro-cortical activity like the EEG, but also for peripheral systems such as heart rate and EMG. In our research the amplitude of heart rate rhythms has provided reliable diagnostic information regarding the status of the central nervous system.
    (Added: 10-Dec-2000 Hits: 1840)
  • Behavioral Medicine Associates, Inc.
    An estimated 700 clinicians are using neurotherapy in the U.S. Most psychologists and physicians simply have not been educated in the clinical applications of EEG biofeedback and have not read the existing research and clinical literature, in spite of the fact that applications to anxiety, epilepsy and attentional deficits date back to the 1970's.
    (Added: 9-Dec-1998 Hits: 1287)
  • Brainclinics
    Brainclinics (BC) is specialized in Personalized Medicine, diagnostic services and treatment of brain related disorders (such as ADHD and rTMS treatment for Depression). Brainclinics carries out applied brain research using techniques such as QEEG, neuropsychological assessments (IntegNeuro) and rTMS. This applied brain research serves the purpose of personalizing treatment and diagnosis in order to get more targeted and efficacious treatment. Brainclinics only employs evidence-based methods for assessments and treatment and BC is also intensively involved in Research. Brainclinics is closely affiliated with the Brain Resource Company and also uses the International Brain Database for it's diagnostic services.
    (Added: 9-Jul-2007 Hits: 398)
  • Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections
    This web site provides browsers with images and information from one of the world's largest collection of well-preserved, sectioned and stained brains of mammals. Viewers can see and download photographs of brains of over 100 different species of mammals (including humans) representing 17 mammalian orders.
    (Added: 2-May-2001 Hits: 680)
  • Depression and the Birth and Death of Brain Cells
    Only a decade ago, most neuroscientists thought that neurogenesis (the production of new nerve cells) in human beings ended with adulthood. Now, however, it is clear that neurogenesis continues throughout life and may play an important role in adult brain function--including, as the authors propose, in the etiology of depression. Citing evidence that stress reduces neurogenesis and that the most effective antidepressive medications increase it, the authors suggest that the waning and waxing of neurogenesis in the hippocampus might trigger the precipitation of and recovery from episodes of clinical depression.
    (Added: 5-Jul-2000 Hits: 2195)
  • Dystonias
    The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements, which are involuntary and sometimes painful, may affect a single muscle; a group of muscles such as those in the arms, legs, or neck; or the entire body.
    (Added: 17-Aug-2000 Hits: 598)
  • Effects of Stroke
    The specific abilities that will be lost or affected by stroke depend on the extent of the brain damage and most importantly where in the brain the stroke occurred. The brain is an incredibly complex organ, and each area within the brain has responsibility for a particular function or ability. The brain is divided into four primary parts: the right hemisphere (or half), the left hemisphere, the cerebellum and the brain stem.
    (Added: 27-Feb-2000 Hits: 1313)
  • Eye Simulation Application
    This application simulates eye motion and demonstrates the effects of disabling one or more of the 12 eyes muscles and one or more of the 6 cranial nerves that control eye motion. The purpose of this simulator is to teach medical students and doctors how the eye motion will change with pathology of the eye muscles and cranial nerves and what to look for during a standard neurological eye exam.
    (Added: 10-Sep-2000 Hits: 759)
  • gauche! Left-Handers in Society
    Left-handers and ambidextrals routinely encounter difficulties in their daily lives that most right-handers do not fully appreciate. Most of these difficulties are trivial, annoying, and frustrating. But some problems encountered by left-handers and ambidextrals are serious, resulting in lifelong problems and/or physical injury. Many of the more serious problems may be avoided or overcome with a little basic understanding and a few simple coping strategies.
    (Added: 21-Mar-2000 Hits: 1253)
  • How We See: The First Steps of Human Vision
    Take a look around the room that you are in. Notice how the various images and colors that you see update constantly as you turn your head and re-direct your attention. Although the images appear to be seamless, each blending imperceptibly into the next, they are in reality being updated almost continuously by the vision apparatus of your eyes and brain. The seamless quality in the images that you see is possible because human vision updates images, including the details of motion and color, on a time scale so rapid that a "break in the action" is almost never perceived.
    (Added: 10-Sep-2000 Hits: 1584)
  • International Consortium for Brain Mapping
    The primary goal of the ICBM project is the continuing development of a probabilistic reference system for the human brain. Over the course of this project, we have succeeded in building and expanding the tools available to establish this reference system for structural and functional anatomy on both macroscopic (in vivo) and microscopic (post mortem) levels. To date, we have incorporated data from over 7,000 subjects into this system along with an extensive collection of human cyto- and chemoarchitecture.
    (Added: 9-Aug-2003 Hits: 449)
  • Lateral Interactions in the Cortex: Structure and Function
    In the last few years, several new results on the structure, development, and functional role of lateral connectivity in the cortex have emerged. These results have led to a new understanding of the cortex as a continuously-adapting dynamic system shaped by competitive and cooperative lateral interactions. This book brings together eleven computational investigations, each from a slightly different perspective and level aiming to explain what function the lateral interactions could play in the development and information processing in the cortex.
    (Added: 2-Mar-2001 Hits: 570)
  • - Neurosciences on the Internet
    Neurosciences on the Internet contains a searchable and browsable index of neuroscience resources available on the World Wide Web and other parts of the Internet. Neurobiology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science sites and information on human neurological diseases are covered.
    (Added: 3-Jan-2000 Hits: 1202)
  • Neuropsychology Central
    The primary objectives of this website are to describe the importance of neuropsychology as a science of brain and behavior, to increase public knowledge of neuropsychology as a branch of practical medicine, and to indicate the contribution which neuropsychology is making to the neurosciences.
    (Added: 9-Oct-2004 Hits: 1323)
  • New Strategies After Stroke: Restraining, Rewiring, Relearning
    For years, the prevailing wisdom in the field of stroke rehabilitation has been that traditional methods have little beneficial effect for patients with chronic stroke, particularly over the long term. But in a small, crowded laboratory in UABís Spain Rehabilitaion Center, Taub and his rehab team are successfully treating stroke patients in a revolutionary way with an intense, two-week regimen called Constraint Induced Movement Therapy, or CI therapy.
    (Added: 9-Jul-2000 Hits: 513)
  • Of Mind and Matter - The Mystery of the Human Brain
    This Internet resource includes information about the anatomical, functional, and psychological aspects of this neurological organ along with details about disorders and ongoing research. These topics are also enforced by a broad range of fascinating applications to provide increased understanding of the material presented.
    (Added: 29-Jun-2003 Hits: 1353)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Memory and the Brain
    Recent studies have shown that victims of childhood abuse and combat veterans actually experience physical changes to the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in learning and memory, as well as in the handling of stress. The hippocampus also works closely with the medial prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that regulates our emotional response to fear and stress. PTSD sufferers often have impairments in one or both of these brain regions.
    (Added: 23-Sep-2000 Hits: 2880)
  • Secret Life of the Brain
    The Secret Life of the Brain reveals the fascinating processes involved in brain development across a lifetime. This website provides material to complement the 5 part PBS series.
    (Added: 11-Jan-2002 Hits: 1099)
  • Webvision: The Organization of the Vertebrate Retina
    The purpose of this electronic tutorial is to summarize these recent advances and to describe our present understanding, based primarily on anatomic investigations, of the neural organization of the mammalian retina. We have tried to present material at the cutting edge of the present knowledge, but in a simple way that is accessible to both expert and non-expert people.
    (Added: 23-Jul-2000 Hits: 291)

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