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SPECIAL LAB LINKS page:
Click here to see resources on sheep brain dissection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuclwAOJFh8
How Synapses Work
3:16 minutes
Pearson / Benjamin Cummings 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWrnz-CiM7A
Synapse Structure and Function
4:24 minutes
by Larry Keeley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT3VKAr4roo
Neuron Synapse
3:19 minutes long
Great Pacific Media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP_P6bYvEjE
Resting membrane potential
3:57 minutes long
Great Pacific Media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ-wQsEK21E
Action potential
1:02 minutes long
No audio portion (no narration)
shows Na+ and K+ channels opening and closing
and shows Na+/K+ pump at work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRYpt8_OJms
How Neurons Work
Animation that explains resting membrane potential, and the generation and propagation of action potentials
3:22 minutes long
Pearson / Benjamin Cummings 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJe3_3XsBOg
The Schwann Cell and Action Potential
Animation explaining movement of action potentials along myelinated axons and comparing it to movement of action potentials along unmyelinated axons.
5:07 minutes long

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voMQ26IW3Wg&feature=related
What is Multiple Sclerosis? is the question answered in this Youtube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqH668Kz3lU&NR=1
Karin's Story - A daughter tells the story of her mom's life with multiple sclerosis.

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/introb.html
Explore the Brain and Spinal Cord
Contains a wealth of content and links related to the nervous system

http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index.asp?objID=AP11504
The 12 Cranial Nerves

http://www.indiana.edu/~m555/index.html
Human Brain Sections
Website to supplement Medical NeuroScience Course
Indiana School of Medicine

http://www.msu.edu/~brains/humanatlas/index.html
The Navigable Atlas of the Human Brain
Here you can find pictures of sectioned human brains, corresponding MRI sections, and movies going through sections in sequence
provided by staff from Radiology Department, Communications Technology Laboratory, and College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University;
National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

http://www.terrisfight.net
Online home of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation

content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/NEJMp058062.pdf
Terri Schiavo - A Tragedy Compounded
by Timothy E. Quill, M.D.
from the New England Journal of Medicine

Links that are currently not working
and will probably be deleted if I can't find a new URL for them

http://www.horton.ednet.ns.ca/staff/selig/Activities/nervous/ap5.htm
Animation showing Na+ & K+ channels and their activity during an action potential

http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/matthews/actionp.html
Animations showing propagation of action potential in
continuous conduction & saltatory conduction

http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/matthews/channel.html
Animation showing channel gating during an action potential

http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/matthews/nmj.html
Animation showing events at the neuromuscular junction

http://entochem.tamu.edu/neurobiology/index.html
Animation on information entering neuron at dendrites and moving to and through axon.
If you go to the menu and proceed to the last scene there is a good animation on summation (spatial & temporal) of EPSPs. The next to the last scene is a good animation of movement of information across a synapse.

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