Internet Resources

There are many excellent resources on the Internet relating to the cognitive and neural sciences. Here is a partial list that might be of immediate interest to students in our programs.

Biomotion Lab

Directed by Dr. Nikolaus Troje at Queen's University in Ontario, the Biomotion Lab is working on issues in motion perception and cognition. This site includes several interactive models for exploring gender, emotion, life, etc.

CogPrints: Cognitive Sciences Eprint Archive

CogPrints is an open access archive of academic papers that cuts across every dimension of cognitive science. Papers in cognitive psychology and neuroscience are also represented, along with papers in linguistics, genetics, neuroimaging, primatology, and so on.

John Conway's Game of Life

A cellular automaton invented by Cambridge mathematician, John Conway, the Game of Life is often used to demonstrate emergent properties. This site includes a real-time java version, but users can also download the program here.

The Mind Project

Sponsored by the Consortium on Mind/Brain Science Instruction, The Mind Project is working to provide free, open access instructional materials for teachers and students in the cognitive sciences. The website includes among other things an array of interactive, graphical learning exercises.

SimBrain

"SIMBRAIN is a free tool for building, running, and analyzing neural-networks (computer simulations of brain circuitry)." The software is graphical and easy to use, among the best neural network modeling software available for free.

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The premiere model of an evolving, organic encyclopedia, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains several lengthy and scholarly articles pertinent to the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of science, and many issues related to the general study of cognition.

StarLogo

"StarLogo is a programmable modeling environment for exploring the workings of decentralized systems -- systems that are organized without an organizer, coordinated without a coordinator. With StarLogo, you can model (and gain insights into) many real-life phenomena, such as bird flocks, traffic jams, ant colonies, and market economies."

The Whole Brain Atlas

This site provides image maps of brains in normal and abnormal states. Users can view images taken using a variety of techniques and explore human brains interactively. The Whole Brain Atlas is based at the Harvard Medical School.

Professional Organizations

There are several professional organizations related to the study of mind and brain. This list provides a short sampling.

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