Neuroscience Resources

Brain Facts

Topics covered in this website include, neuroanatomy, cell communication, brain development, awareness and attention, and senses and perception. This site discusses all the core principals of Neuroscience and addresses the importance of understanding and gaining insight in the brain. Furthermore students can enhance their knowledge regarding these concepts by taking a look at the link to news findings. For instance, discoveries regarding mood and aggression are discussed and a section on mood in the news reveals dopamine as a possible new “pleasure-creating” molecule.

Neuroanatomy tutorial

This is neuroanatomy tutorial will be useful for NROB60 students who need to identify various structures of the brain. During their introductory labs, neuroscience students will be given sheep brain and asked to make both saggital and transverse cuts. This site provides a host of complex structures and precise labeling of diagrams that are essential for students to know for their final Bell ringer. Instead of only memorizing diagrams provided by the lab manuel/atlas provided in class, students will be able to improve speed and accuracy by looking at real photographs

University of Washington

This site illustrates a diagram of an axon and explains how neurons communicate with each other and their role/significance in the brain.  By providing a colour-coded diagram of the cell body and a “Hear it” sound section for pronouncing terms, this site really introduces first-year students to the bare bones as they begin to grasp the fundamentals in the NROB60 class. Students should begin their study of the axons and dendrites by taking the short review quiz provided

Socratic by Google

This is a helpful free app that offers help on a variety of biological related concepts. Socratic also has the function to take pictures of problems and offers possible help to solve them or connect to resources to help. The app includes videos, step-by-step explanations and external resources.

UTSC Research Guides  

Research advice, useful tools, and the best resources for your subject needs  by U of T librarians. Search the guides written specifically for your course at UofT.