October 15, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 18)
Strong Points: Great deal of information
Weak Points: None
We are living in a very exciting time, wherein knowledge is increasingly made freely available for the masses online. One such example (although certainly not the only example) is the Neuroscience Online website from the department of neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, which provides a free electronic neuroscience textbook and course materials. The material on the site is quite comprehensive and is divided into four sections: cellular and molecular neurobiology, sensory systems, motor systems, and homeostasis and higher brain functions. Each section, in turn, consists of a number of chapters, all of which are authored by Ph.Ds. The chapters themselves combine text, lecture videos, and animations, presenting the information in an engaging way to site visitors.