9.301J | Spring 2002 | Graduate

Neural Plasticity in Learning and Development

Related Resources

The links below are online references for additional resources in the field of learning and memory. These range from professional societies that maintain links to areas that any reader can explore in the field of learning and memory. Many of the linked sites provide resources for further study, as well as downloadable resources that can be used for classroom teaching.


The Cognitive Neuroscience Society is committed to the development of mind and brain research aimed at investigating the psychological, computational, and neuroscientific bases of cognition.

The American Psychological Society promotes, protects, and advances the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.

The Organization for Human Brain Mapping provides an educational forum for the exchange of up-to-the-minute and ground breaking research across modalities exploring Human Brain Mapping.

The Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences (PDF) is a coalition of Member Organizations, university departments of psychology, schools of education, research centers, regional psychological associations, and science divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The American Society of Neuroimaging is an international, professional organization representing neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and other neuroscientists who are dedicated to the advancement of techniques used to evaluate the nervous system.


The Society for Neuroscience addresses the study of brain development, sensation and perception, learning and memory, movement, sleep, stress, aging and neurological and psychiatric disorders. It also includes the molecules, cells and genes responsible for nervous system functioning.

The National Institute on Aging leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

The International Brain Research Organization was founded to enhance the mobilization and utilization of the world’s scientific resources for research on the brain.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the United States, governed under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The National Science Foundation fosters the interchange of scientific information among scientists and engineers in the United States and foreign countries.

The International Neural Network Society promotes the understanding of biological and artificial neural networks.

The Movement Disorder Society is an international professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, who are interested in Parkinson’s disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.

The Neurosciences Institute is a not-for-profit research center dedicated to “high risk-high payoff” research designed to discover the biological basis of higher-level brain functions in humans.

The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology is a scientific society committed to understanding interactions between behavior and neuroendocrine function to advance understanding of behavioral neuroendocrinology.

The National Aphasia Association promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.

The National Neurotrauma Society promotes neurotrauma research by enhancing communications, providing a forum, and increasing support on the national and international level.

The Acoustic Neuroma Association provides information and support to patients who have been diagnosed with or experienced an acoustic neuroma or other benign problem affecting the cranial nerves.


Flybase is a database of genetic and molecular data for Drosophila. FlyBase includes data on all species from the family Drosophilidae; the primary species represented is Drosophila melanogaster.

Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP). The goals of the Drosophila Genome Center are to finish the sequence of the euchromatic genome of Drosophila melanogaster to high quality, and to generate and maintain biological annotations of this sequence.

The Bloomington Fly Stock Center collects, maintains and distributes Drosophila melanogaster strains for research.

The Basic Atlas of the Drosophila Brain provides the user with a hypertext tour guide to the basic structural elements of the Drosophila nervous system.

BLAST® (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is a set of similarity search programs designed to explore all of the available sequence databases regardless of whether the query is protein or DNA.

The Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Search Launcher is an ongoing project to organize molecular biology-related search and analysis services available on the web by function, by providing a single point-of-entry for related searches.

Pfam is a large collection of multiple sequence alignments and hidden Markov models covering many common protein families.

Prodom is a comprehensive set of protein domain families automatically generated from the SWISS-PROT and TrEMBL sequence databases.

The ExPASy (Expert Protein Analysis System) proteomics server of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is dedicated to the analysis of protein sequences and structures.


Bioprotocol is a compendium of high quality web links of interest and use to life science researchers and others working in the areas of biotechnology and the biomedical sciences.

The National Center for Research Resources supports primary research to create and develop critical resources, models, and technologies.

Neurosciences on the Net is a searchable and browsable index of online neuroscience resources addressing neurobiology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science sites and information on human neurological diseases.


Annotated histology sections of developing mouse is a digital atlas of mouse development and a database resource for spatially mapped data such as in situ gene expression and cell lineage.

The 3D Mouse atlas (MRI based) site allows visitors to query cerebral structures of a 13.5 dpc mouse embryo and view 3-D reconstructions of those structures as well as reconstructions of the entire embryo.

Neuroanatomy and pathology on the Internet is a searchable directory compiled for medical students, residents, and other health professionals.

Online References

The Human Brain is an online virtual hospital site hosted by the University of Iowa that provides a stunning array of images of the human central nervous system from infants to adult.

The Whole Brain atlas is a site that is hosted by the Harvard medical school which displays pictures from MRI to fMRI in various disease states.


Intelligence basically means the ability to perform well on new data after learning a model on the basis of given data. The NATO Advanced Study Institute on Learning Theory and Practice conference promotes the understanding of problems of learning and generalization.

The FoCM Workshop on Learning Theory supports and promotes research on foundations of computational mathematics. It fosters interaction among mathematics, computer science and other areas of computational science through its conferences, workshops and publications.

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