[FUN_Mail] Compilation of listings of online lecture and lab materials

Richard Olivo rolivo at smith.edu
Wed Mar 18 18:06:49 EDT 2020

Dear colleagues,

I've been impressed by the extensive listings of online lecture and lab
materials that our FUN colleagues have posted, and I've taken the liberty
of assembling those listings in this message. I had hoped that SfN's ERIN
database would also provide links to high-quality, reviewed materials, but
SfN has not maintained ERIN in the way that the other founding editors and
I would have preferred, and its former URL (erin.sfn.org) has disappeared.
I asked SfN to explain what has happened to the 600+ ERIN listings, and I
begin with SfN's reply. Following that are the lists from FUN members of
online lectures, and then online labs.

With best wishes as we all switch to new ways of teaching,

Richard Olivo (rolivo at smith.edu)


*Online neuroscience lectures*

SfN staff who administer Neuronline  highlighted the *relevant resources
from ERIN*. There is no one single place on Neuronline where these
resources are available, but rather we incorporated them with other
material. In addition, SfN recommends highlighting the research summaries
that are done on selected Journal of Neuroscience articles as those are
written for an undergraduate audience as well (
 - Michael Heintz, SfN

• Nebcutter 2.0:
• A Brief History of the Brain:
• New Statistics: https://neuronline.sfn.org/training/use-this-erin-resource
• Pathway Quizzes in neuroanatomy:
• Connectomics:
• Theories of Human Learning:
• Measuring Membrane Potential:

Suggestions from our FUN colleagues:

*MIT's neuroscience YouTube channel*:

*Keynote speakers at annual NEURON conference:*
Search on: http://www.youtube.com/QuinnipiacUniversity
2014 Keynote Amelia Eisch Ph.D.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o9Cf0mpigw

2015 Keynote Rajita Sinha Ph.D.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH7Vr5IXkYg
2016 Keynote Nii Addy Ph.D.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aGS6W9nFYI
2017 Keynote Susan Masino Ph.D.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF5CNSkLPHE
2018 Keynote John Salamone Ph.D.:
2019 Keynote Nim Tottenham Ph.D.:

*Collection from the Neuroscience Scholars Program at SfN:*

*Podcasts from Emory's Center for Mind Brain and Culture *(Emory’s CMBC)

Symposia recordings from the *Center for Academic Research & Training in
Anthropogeny* (UCSD and Salk CARTA)

Link to an *iBiology description in JUNE:*
iBiology's lectures:   https://www.ibiology.org/

*Nobel Prize Lectures:*

*HHMI BioInteractive* (miscellaneous biology, requires sorting)


*Online labs for distance learning:*

A paper that describes *60 Drosophila behaviors*, with links to video:
See the second article, “A protocol demonstrating 60 different Drosophila
behaviors in one assay” and the associated supplemental links.   — Bob

Website with links to a lot of *animal cams*. Some of them are of puppies -
but I am currently watching elephants at a watering hole!  —  Laurie

Three different lesson plans for students to interact with the *Allen Brain
Institute databases*. All of the materials are here:
https://sites.google.com/ucsd.edu/neuroedu   Some of these involve coding
in Python notebooks, but others do not. I’m actively working on developing
these labs further for other researchers -- do let me know if you have any
questions or suggestions.  — Ashley Juavinett

*UCLA* *digital labs* are available for free courtesy of a grant from the
National Science Foundation. We tried to make these plug-and-play, but you
may need to create an instructor account to get to some of the
materials--just contact us for that or with questions.  — Bill Grisham

All materials are at https://mdcune.psych.ucla.edu/

Module:  *Bioinformatics/Neuroinformatics*
Developed by Dr. Jackson Beatty and Dr. William Grisham
Image library, student manual, and links to resources to quantify brain
phenotype and perform a Quantitative Trait Locus analysis linking variation
in the phenotype with chromosomal loci.

Module:  *Bird Song System * Developed by Dr. William Grisham
Image library of songbird nuclei—Area X, HVC, and RA—allowing comparisons
examining sex differences and effects of various doses of estrogen given to
females in posthatch development.

Module:  *Gel Scramble * Developed by Dr. William Grisham & Dr. James R.
Unscramble the data and solve the puzzle of the mystery gel.

Module:  *Rat SCIA* (Spinal Cord Image Archive)
Developed by Dr. William Grisham, Heidi Jones & Sun Hee Park
Image library of spinal cord motoneurons for analyzing sex differences and
effects of prenatal antiandrogens on these neurons.  Includes a PDF of an
article describing the use of this image library (Grisham, W., Jones, H.
B., & Park, S. H. (2003).

Module:  *Fraidy Rat*
Developed by Dr. Franklin Krasne
Free and complete software providing experience with anatomical and
physiological bases of fear-learning in a computer-simulated rat.  Student
manuals also provided.  See the Fraidy Rat Module for more information.

Module:  *Structural MRI*
Developed by Dr. William Grisham
Quantify the brain and select structures (e.g. amygdalae, hippocampi,
thalami) in MRI scans of various patients.  See the Structural MRI
Module for more information.

Module:  *Comparative Neuroanatomy*
Developed by Dr. William Grisham
Quantify the hippocampus and associated brain region in numerous mammal
species, and compare volumes by animal order.

Module:  *Swimmy*
Developed by Dr. Franklin Krasne
Free and complete software providing experience with neurophysiological
phenomena and mechanisms of motor pattern generation in virtual neural
circuits.  Student manuals also provided.
-Runs on Windows and Mac (OS X 10.5.8 or later)-

Richard F Olivo, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Smith College
Founding Editor, Educational Resources (ERIN), Society for Neuroscience
       44 College Lane, Smith College, Northampton MA 01063
       413 585-3822 • http://tinyurl.com/bio300
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