Human Brain

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body made up of over 100 billion nerve cells. It controls the central and peripheral nervous systems and regulates most human activity. This collection looks at the structure and function of the brain and covers a number of the diseases to which it is susceptible.


Brain Evolution and Comparative Neuroanatomy
Alice S Powers
Published online: November 2014
Cécile Vogt (1875–1962)
Helga Satzinger
Published online: August 2014
Memory (Mechanisms Other than LTP)
Dominique Debanne, Emilie Campanac
Published online: August 2014
Cerebral Cortex
Ania K Majewska
Published online: January 2015
Motor Output from the Brain and Spinal Cord
Ari Berkowitz
Published online: April 2012
Basal Ganglia and The Regulation of Movement
Robert S Turner
Published online: September 2009
Learning and Memory
Melissa A Reilly, Jeansok J Kim
Published online: January 2013
Olfactory Bulb: Synaptic Organisation
Graeme Lowe
Published online: May 2013
Sex Differences in Brain Function
Margaret M McCarthy
Published online: December 2010
Blood–Brain Barrier
Darryl R Peterson
Published online: August 2012
Brain Imaging: Localisation of Brain Functions
Yalchin Abdullaev
Published online: May 2014
Brain Imaging: Observing Ongoing Neural Activity
Gregory J DiGirolamo, Gerardo Gonzalez, Zachary Z Zaniewski, Jordan M DiGirolamo
Published online: October 2015
Astrocytes and Brain Signalling
Aude Panatier, Richard Robitaille
Published online: December 2007
Adrenaline and Noradrenaline: Introduction
S Clare Stanford
Published online: April 2013
Brain Death and the Vegetative State
Kurt A Jellinger
Published online: April 2010
Serotonin
Efrain C Azmitia
Published online: October 2012
Glial Cells in Neural Development
Guillaume Trébuchet, Angela Giangrande
Published online: August 2012
Expanding Applications of Deep Brain Stimulation
Anand Tekriwal, Arjuna Keshavan, Casey H Halpern, Gordon H Baltuch
Published online: February 2014