Neuroanatomy Overview

Neuroanatomy is the study of the anatomy and stereotyped organization of nervous systems.

In contrast to animals with radial symmetry, whose nervous system consists of a distributed network of cells, animals with bilateral symmetry have segregated, defined nervous systems. In vertebrates, the nervous system is segregated into the internal structure of the brain and spinal cord (together called the central nervous system, or CNS) and the routes of the nerves that connect to the rest of the body (known as the peripheral nervous system, or PNS).

Link to Neuroanatomy Hub

Initial Overview based on Wikipedia entry Jan. 3, 2016.  Also see the Nervous SystemBrain,  and Human Brain wikipedia entries.

Rebecca Burwell

Professor, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University
Principal Investigator, Burwell Laboratory

Dr. Burwell's research focus is the neural bases of memory and attention especially the cognitive and behavioral functions of the parahippocampal region and the functional neuroanatomy of the parahippocampal region.

Data Mining of Neuronal Morphologies

Knowledge Representation and Data Mining of Neuronal Morphologies Using Neuroinformatics tools and Formal Ontologies.

Remote regulation of neural activity

Principal Investigator: Sarah Stanley
Rockefeller University
Title: "Remote regulation of neural activity"
BRAIN Category: Tools for Cells and Circuits (RFA MH-14-216)

The Stanley team will focus on the development of tools to instantly and precisely target cell activity deep in the brain using radio waves, nanoparticles and genetically modified viruses.

NIH Webpages

Research into brain’s GPS earns three neuroscientists Nobel Prize

"The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded one half to John O´Keefe and the other half jointly to May‐Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain."

"This year's Nobel Laureates have discovered a positioning system, an 'inner GPS' in the brain that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space, demonstrating a cellular basis for higher cognitive function.”

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