Website of the Brains Rule! Neuroscience Exposition project.
Provides games for learning about the nervous system, as well
as resources for teachers and neuroscience professionals.
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) in Atlanta, Georgia,
provides a more detailed description of this activity, information
about neuroscience research, and a lending library of neuroscience-related
materials to borrow for classroom use.
Understanding Addiction: The University of Texas at Austin
website to explain basic concepts of the nervous system and
addiction. Excellent animation to explain neurotransmission.
Provides statistics on the use of a variety of illicit and
legal drugs, among U.S. middle and high school students, with
downloadable graphs and charts.
Under “Information for Parents and Teachers”,
easily downloadable slide teaching packets and scripts are
available. This is the National Institute on Drug Abuse website;
it also describes drug effects and related problems in the
Infofax, Community Drug Alert Bulletin, and Sarah Goes to
Free publications are available to order here, under the Addiction
Treatment section from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. Also available are links for teens, news,
and resources on treatment.
Annotated List of Sources Used for Introductory Material
C., O’Donohoe, A., & Gill, M. (2000) Agony and ecstasy:
a review of MDMA effects and toxicity. European Journal of
Psychiatry 15: 287-294. The title of this article conjoins
the terms “agony” and “ecstasy”, so
we give credit to its authors when we use the phrase “the
agony of ecstasy”. The article uses technical language
to detail consequences of MDMA use.
J. (Ed.) (2002) Brain Facts. The Society for Neuroscience
and The Everbest Printing Company, China. Primer on the brain
appropriate for students beyond junior high. Available on-line
G.A. & Yamamoto, B. K. (2003) Neuropharmacology and Neurotoxicity
of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Methods in Molecular
Medicine 79: Drugs of Abuse: Neurological Reviews and Protocols.
Wang, J.Q. Ed. Humana Press Inc. Totawa, NJ. Highly technical
description of research on effects of MDMA on the nervous
system of animals.
D., Augustine, G.J., Fitzpatrick, D., Katz, L.C., LaMantia,
A.-S., McNamara, J.O., & Williams, S.M. (2001) Neuroscience.
Second Edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, MA. A
great addition to the personal library of any scientist of
the brain and behavior.