The Science of Addiction
Graphic by Fielding Cage and Joe Lertola
• Time currently features a solid non-specialist article on the biology of addiction, including some nicely executed web graphics showing brain structures (above)
• These little “Brain Briefings” from the Society for Neuroscience are suitable for non-specialists or students. . . or as refreshers for we neurobiologists who’ve forgotten things we ought to have retained. (Bad brain! Naughty, lazy hippocampus!) (Via Madam Fathom)
As if I didn’t have enough things to read (that means you, O reproachful pile of Sciences and New Yorkers), MIT has posted the content for many of its courses, including this one.
• Nature’s Milestones in Development series
I used these when I taught developmental biology.