Sunday, August 3, 2008

Neurons: Animated Cellular and Molecular Concepts

University of Toronto researchers have created a fantastic animated introduction to the cellular and molecular biology of the neuron. The introduction is divided into eight thematic chapters (e.g. "Anatomy of a Neuron", "Action Potential"), that explains the basics of neuroscience using interactive text and accompanied animations. Highly recommended.

By the way, the Society for Neuroscience's "Brain Facts" booklet (downloadable for free as a pdf) is also a useful introductory resource.

(Via Science's Random Samples).

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