Related Resources

The links below are online references for additional resources in the field of neuroscience and motor systems. These range from professional societies that maintain links to areas that any reader can explore in this field. Many of the linked sites provide resources for further study, as well as downloadable resources that can be used for classroom teaching.


The Society for Neuroscience addresses the study of brain development, sensation and perception, learning and memory, movement, sleep, stress, aging and neurological and psychiatric disorders. It also includes the molecules, cells and genes responsible for nervous system functioning.

The International Brain Research Organization was founded to enhance the mobilization and utilization of the world's scientific resources for research on the brain.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the United States, governed under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The National Science Foundation fosters the interchange of scientific information among scientists and engineers in the United States and foreign countries.

The American Academy of Neurology provides valuable resources for medical specialists worldwide who are committed to improving the care of patients with neurological diseases

The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society is a professional association dedicated to fostering excellence in clinical neurophysiology and furthering the understanding of central nervous system function in health and disease through education, research, and the provision of a forum for discussion and interaction.

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The field of neuropsychopharmacology involves the evaluation of the effects of natural and synthetic compounds upon the brain, mind, and human behavior.

The purpose of the European Brain and Behaviour Society is the exchange of information between European scientists interested in the relationship of brain mechanisms and behavior.

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies was established to advance research and education in the neurosciences.

The American Society for Neurochemistry advances and promotes the science of neurochemistry and related.

The American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair is composed of basic and clinical neuroscientists who utilize transplantation and related technologies to better understand the way the nervous system functions and establish new procedures for its repair in response to trauma or neurodegenerative disease.

The American Neuromodulation Society is dedicated to advancing the field of neuromodulation through clinical research, education, and print.

The American Epilepsy Society is committed to the support and enhancement of the study, acquisition, dissemination, and application of knowledge concerning epilepsy—biological, clinical, and social.

The Society for Endocrinology aims to promote the advancement of public education in endocrinology.

The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation funds research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders.

The Human Frontier Science Program supports novel, innovative, and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms; topics range from molecular and cellular approaches to systems and cognitive neuroscience.

The International Affairs Committee (SfN and US NAS) supports neuroscientists worldwide through professional training and international collaboration.

The International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society works to promote the field of neurobehavioral genetics.

The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society encourages research and education in the field of behavioral neuroscience.

The International Neural Network Society promotes the understanding of biological and artificial neural networks.

The International Association for the Study of Pain. Dedicated to furthering research on pain and improving the care of patients with pain.

The International Neurotoxicology Association is an organization of scientists working in the field of neurotoxicology. Fields of interest include all disciplines related to the study of the adverse effects of chemicals on the nervous system, including neurochemistry, physiology, neuropathology, and behavior.

The goal of the International Neuromodulation Society is to to increase the understanding of the mechanisms of neuromodulation and to evaluate existing and new applications.

The International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience is a society comprising of researchers, medical professionals, academics, industry professionals and students working with the autonomic nervous system.

International Society for Developmental Neuroscience is an organization of basic and clinical scientists who are interested in the development of the nervous system in the broadest sense. Many ISDN members are also interested in aspects of aging, as well as neuronal dysfunctions associated with trauma or disease.

International Society for Neurochemistry. This portal is provided to the neurochemistry community to facilitate the worldwide advancement of neurochemistry and related neuroscience discipline.

Brain Pathology is the official publication of International Society for Neuropathology.

The International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology promotes and disseminates knowledge on hormones, their interactions with brain, and body processes and behavior, as well as their clinical applications.

The Neurosciences Institute is a not-for-profit research center dedicated to "high risk-high payoff" research designed to discover the biological basis of higher-level brain functions in humans.

The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology is a scientific society committed to understanding interactions between behavior and neuroendocrine function to advance understanding of behavioral neuroendocrinology.

Women in Neuroscience (WIN) is an international organization promoting the advancement of women neuroscientists at all career levels.

The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation provides information about and resources pertaining to this disease.

The FacioScapuloHumeral Muscular Dystrophy Society addresses issues and needs related to this disease of the skeletal muscle, which is a type of muscular dystrophy.

The Meningitis Foundation of America (MFA) helps support sufferers of spinal meningitis and their families.

The Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is an international professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, who are interested in Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.

The National Aphasia Association promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.

The National Dysautonomia Research Foundation provides information about this dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.

National Headache Foundation educates headache sufferers and healthcare professionals about headache causes and treatments.

The National Institute on Aging leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society promotes research, educates, advocates on critical issues, and organizes a wide range of programs, including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS over time.

Children's Tumor Foundation (formerly National Neurofibromatosis Foundation) addresses a set of genetic disorders which cause tumors to grow along various types of nerves.

The National Neurotrauma Society promotes neurotrauma research by enhancing communications, providing a forum, and increasing support on the national and international level.

The Acoustic Neuroma Association provides information and support to patients who have been diagnosed with or experienced an acoustic neuroma or other benign problem affecting the cranial nerves.


Annotated histology sections of developing mouse is a digital atlas of mouse development and a database resource for spatially mapped data such as in situ gene expression and cell lineage.

The 3D Mouse atlas (MRI based) site allows visitors to query cerebral structures of a 13.5 dpc mouse embryo and view 3-D reconstructions of those structures as well as reconstructions of the entire embryo.

Cranial nerve tutorial. Fundamental information about the cranial nerves.

Neuroanatomy online at University of Utah. This site contains interactive multimedia which allows the learner to move between diagrams, gross anatomy, microscopic specimens, definitions, and atlases in a manner tailored to the student's needs.

Loyola University. Online neuroanatomy course information and content.

Neuroanatomy and pathology on the Internet is a searchable directory compiled for medical students, residents, and other health professionals.

Online References

The Human Brain is an online virtual hospital site hosted by the University of Iowa that provides a stunning array of images of the human central nervous system from infants to adults.

The Whole Brain atlas, hosted by the Harvard Medical School, displays pictures from MRI to fMRI in various disease states.


Humanoids IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. This is an annual conference on recent developments in enabling technologies (processing power, mechatronics, walking machines, articulated vision heads and more), as well as findings and developments in other related fields (e.g., studies of the human brain, linguistics, psychology, and computation).

Dynamics of Neural Networks: From Biophysics to Behavior, Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB 23 July - 22 December 2001. This workshop was organized around three overlapping themes: perception and movement, learning and memory, and development.

Dynamical Neuroscience IX: Timing, Persistence and Feedback Control, National Institute of Mental Health, November 9, 10, 2001. Exploration of the convergence of theoretical work and experimental data on neuronal computations that highlight the feedback requirement for the systematic operation of the nervous system.