THE HISTORY OF NEUROSCIENCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA-Brain Matters Seminar by Prof Viv Russell 20 April

The first seminar in the Brain Matters Series will be on the History of Neuroscience in southern Africa by  Prof Vivienne Russell from the University of Cape Town. This seminar will take place on Thursday 20 April at the Wits School of Public Health. Please see attached invite She will also facilitate a Q&A session Read more about THE HISTORY OF NEUROSCIENCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA-Brain Matters Seminar by Prof Viv Russell 20 April[…]

Happy Brain Awareness Week!

This week (13-19 March 2017) is Brain Awareness Week! This awesome initiative is an international celebration of the brain, organised by the DANA foundation, that aims to increase knowledge about the brain as well as the value of neuroscience research.  As part of SANS’ mission to foster interest in the brain and provide a means Read more about Happy Brain Awareness Week![…]

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week (13 – 19 March 2017) is an international celebration of the brain, organised by the DANA foundation, that aims to increase knowledge about the brain as well as the value of neuroscience research.  As part of SANS’ mission to foster interest in the brain and provide a means of communication about neuroscience Read more about Brain Awareness Week[…]

Neuroscience Resources for Educators

There are numerous sites for educators that provide resources to help teach learners about the brain and to foster interest in neuroscience.   BioEd BioEd online is an education initiative from the Baylor College of Medicine. It provides free online courses and videos for teachers as well as slides and lesson plans. https://www.bcm.edu/education/programs/educational-outreach/online-resources/bioed-online   The BrainBank Read more about Neuroscience Resources for Educators[…]

Information on Brain Diseases and Disorders

Neuroscience research strives to uncover the mechanisms underlying different brain disorders.  If you are interested in learning more about specific diseases, there are several useful websites.   National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism                  The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides information on the effects of Read more about Information on Brain Diseases and Disorders[…]

Neuroscience Videos

There are several informative videos on neuroscience-related topics.   Brain Awareness Videos As part of Brain Awareness week, students may enter short videos explaining neuroscience videos.  The winning entries can be viewed on the Society for Neuroscience website.  There is also a link to videos from previous years. http://www.sfn.org/bavideocontest   BrainFacts BrainFacts provides a multimedia Read more about Neuroscience Videos[…]

Neuroscience Resources for University Students

There are a number of more advanced neuroscience resources targeted at a more advanced level.  Included below are a small selection of these that include open access content, tutorials, experiments and simulations, and guides for science communication.   Allen Brain Atlas The Allen Brain Atlas is an online resource that integrates gene expression and neuroanatomical Read more about Neuroscience Resources for University Students[…]