Neuroscience Videos

The Link Map in this post provides an easy way to access all the videos in this Hub from one PDF. Each name is a link to a slide show of video posts.

One of this Hub's goals is to aggregate and organize the most comprehensive selection of high quality videos related to the Brain Projects. We particularly focus on YouTube uploaded videos because they adhere to the CC-BY standard.

BRAIN Initiative Funding Opportunities

The BRAIN Initiative has numerous active funding opportunities.

The active and closed funding opportunities are organized into seven categories: Brain Cell Types, Tools for Circuit Diagrams, Monitor Neural Activity, Precise Interventional Tools, Theory and Data Analysis Tools, Advance Human Neuroscience, and Integrated Approaches.

Academic neuroscience journals

This post has a list of Publishers and their neuroscience related journals. Most of the journals listed here require a subscription to access.

To view posts on Open Access Journals, go to this category.

Nature Publishing Group

Fundamentals of Neuroscience- Harvard edX

Fundamentals of Neuroscience is a joint online / on-campus course at Harvard University. The online version of the course is completely free to take, and those students who successfully complete the course are eligible to receive a certificate of completion from edX.

The course serves as an introductory survey of topics in neuroscience, ranging from the function of ion channels in the neuronal membrane, to the activity of individual neurons and small groups of neurons, to the function of the brain and its subsystems.

The Whole Brain Atlas – Harvard Med

The Whole Brain Atlas is an online resource for central nervous system imaging developed by Keith Johnson, MD, and Alex Becker, PhD. It is jointly supported by the Brigham and Women's Hospital Departments of Radiology and Neurology, Harvard Medical School, the Countway Library of Medicine, and the American Academy of Neurology.

The site has six main sections: (1) a neuroimaging primer for those with limited knowledge of the imaging vocabulary; (2) a normal anatomy atlas; (3) cerebrovascular disease; (4) neoplastic disease; (5) degenerative disease; and (6) inflammatory disease.

Open Access Publications

Open access (OA) journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader “without financial, legal, or technical barriers.” 

While open access journals are freely available to the reader, there are still costs associated with the publication and production of such journals. Some are subsidized, and some require payment on behalf of the author. The Neuroscience Knowledge Network which includes this top level Neuroscience Hub focuses primarily on open access content that falls under one of the Creative Commons (CC) licenses.

Frontiers of Neuroscience

Frontiers is a community-oriented open-access academic publisher and research network.

Frontier's grand vision is to build an Open Science platform that empowers researchers in their daily work and where everybody has equal opportunity to seek, share and generate knowledge.

PLOS Neuroscience

PLOS has four open access journals that address, with varying focus, neuroscience research: PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Medicine, and PLOS ONE.

PLOS also has a Neuroscience Collection of research organized in two broad categories: Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Mapping Methods and a blog with neuroscience related posts including contributors commenting on the SfN conferences called PLOS Neuro.

MIT & edX Neuroscience courses

MIT Open Courseware has, for many years, made available the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences courses online.

edX presently has 25 "neuroscience" courses and many other related courses. Courses originate from MIT, Harvard, CalTech, EPFL, Adelaide, UC Berkeley, UT Austin, Rice, Colgate, Purdue, KyotoU, and McGill.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. is an authoritative source of information about the brain and nervous system for the public.

The site is a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience, all leading global nonprofit organizations working to advance brain research. Leading neuroscientists from around the world form the editorial board.

Jobs in Neuroscience and Neurobiology – AAAS

Science Careers job board provides job opportunities from around the world and free career development tools and resources make Science Careers a one-stop site for scientists looking to advance their careers.

Science Careers and its job board is brought to you by the journal Science and AAAS

Career Tools and Resources – SfN

Explore open neuroscience jobs or post a job opening, check out SfN’s NeuroJobs Listings.

SfN also provides professional development resources and scientific training opportunities. Society members can access a wide range of resources for scientists at all career stages through Neuronline, SfN’s community for learning and discussion.

Portrait of the Mind

Portraits of the Mind by Carl E. Schoonover follows the fascinating history of our exploration of the brain through images, from medieval sketches and 19th-century drawings by the founder of modern neuroscience to images produced using state-of-the-art techniques, allowing us to see the fantastic networks in the brain as never before.

Each chapter addresses a different set of techniques for studying the brain as revealed through the images, and each is introduced by a leading scientist in that field of study.

Dana’s top brain books

Dana Foundation's list of books about the brain as of November 2010 on “the great books, past and present, that capture the unfolding story of the brain and how brain research is changing our ideas about memory and emotion, life span and language, neurological disorders and psychiatric syndromes.”

To draw out the best current and classic books from the crowded field, we selected 10 categories, based on our earlier list. Then we opened up a poll to readers, asking them to nominate their favorites in as many of the categories as they wished.

NSF Neuroscience Funding Opportunities

The National Science Foundation has numerous neuroscience-related funding opportunities that relate to Brain Projects.

Some of the major programs include: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS), Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF-NCS), Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) neuroscience, and Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC).

Best Selling Books on Amazon

Some of the best selling "neuroscience" books in 2015:

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
The Brain: The Story of You
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Neuroanatomy in Clinical Context: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, Systems, and Syndromes
Principles of Neural Science

Kavli video on the BRAIN Initiative

The Kavli Foundation has made possible an inspiring five minute video on the BRAIN Initiative. This video was produced by The Science Network in collaboration with Science Visualization.

Kavli Foundation sponsored numerous symposiums and informal meetings in 2011 through 2013 that developed the initial concept for the BRAIN Inititative. Over 100 neuroscientists participated in these meetings which resulted in the Brain Activity Map Project proposal that "would prove important to the scientific thinking behind the BRAIN Initiative, as well as a major catalyst for its launching."

Summer Internships

Three search engines for neuroscience related internships are sponsored by Barnard College, Emory University, and National Science Foundation.

Barnard's web page lists summer internships in Neuroscience and Behavior. Emory College has a database of paid and unpaid summer research programs and internships that can be searched by target audience, recruitment emphasis, nature of experience, and other criteria. National Science Foundation's web site is titled Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF/REU).

Initiative-related Overviews

BRAIN 2015 curators and members have begun to create Overview posts related to BRAIN Initiaitve topics. For each Overview, we start with the Scholarpedia authored articles, Wikipedia entries, and Open Access review articles.

If you would like to become an editor on one or more Overviews, contact our lead curator, Todd Gillette, at If you are member of this Hub, you can enter your edits and suggestions in the comment field at the bottom of the Overview post.

Twitter and Other Networks

This Hub's focus is on open access content and "public" networks that do not require membership to search and browse content. At the present time, Twitter is the primary external network we connect to. Our YouTube channel called BRAIN 2015 is mostly used to store this Hub's Hangouts On Air. As a service to our members, we also have compiled YouTube Playlists of most of the videos in this Hub, and we have subscribed to Iniatiative-related YouTube Channels.

We are also editing a select number of Initiative-related Wikipedia entries.

Reviews of Still Alice – in The Conversation

At age fifty, Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) has it all: a Columbia University linguistics professorship, a devoted husband, and three loving children. Her life is a whirlwind of work and family, and she thrives on it.

But, while lecturing at UCLA, something unexpected happens: mid-sentence, she struggles to find a word. Though a seemingly innocuous relapse, the incident leads to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a stunning realisation that sees the bonds between Alice and her family thoroughly tested.

Skip to toolbar