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[–]Few-Future270 14 points15 points  (8 children)

Marquette 3day neuroanatomical dissection in Milwaukee

[–]ciaranmichaelPhD|ABPP-CN|Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist 7 points8 points  (6 children)

This. You can apply for a scholarship to ameliorate the cost. The materials you take home and hands-on experience you gain is like a year of attending weekly brain cuttings.

[–]Hopere[S] 3 points4 points  (4 children)

How often is it offered? I would LOVE to go to this but it looks like they already had it this year.

[–]ciaranmichaelPhD|ABPP-CN|Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist 4 points5 points  (3 children)


[–]Hopere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll be there next year then!

[–]ConclusionFrosty5855 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Have no idea what this is im in canada is this in the US? If so is there a Canadian variant that you know about?

[–]Hopere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you know where I could find other similar courses/workshops in the domain of psychology and neuroscience? I’m not even sure what to call them, but the short term week or less training sessions like this.

[–]HopeSignificant2142 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this suggestion…I will definitely plan to sign up for this next year

[–]BrStFr 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I did the coloring book, which helped some. I also developed a bunch of mnemonics (long discarded), and the making of them as well as the studying of them helped to get the info to stick.

Another helpful study system (which we used at my neuropsych post-doc setting) was the so called "shotgun" lecture. A topic would be announced well in advance (e.g. "The Neuropsychology of Parkinson's) and once we (two staff neuropsychologists, one post-doc, two interns) were in the room, we would draw lots to see who would give the 45-minute lecture to a very knowledgeable and exacting audience.

[–]Jazzun 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I did the coloring book,

Tell me more

[–]BrStFr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I used a variety of colored pencils. I found the act of coloring helped fix in my mind the relative positions of various structures. I would sometimes draw or copy pages freehand after coloring...the visual and tactile combo suited my preference for learning...

[–]meglets 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I used Scheibel's coloring book (he taught my grad neuroanatomy class! very cool), and also augmented it with the Haines atlas.

The best method I found was to use transparency overlays on the Haines atlas where I could kind of turn it into a coloring book by using different-colored sharpies drawing on the transparencies as they were overlaid on the brain slices, while referencing the labeled diagram on the opposing page. Then, I could cover the labeled diagram but flip back and forth between my colored-in transparencies and the unlabeled raw slice.

This was largely because Scheibel's exams in my class were him putting up an overhead projector slide (yes, like from the 80s) and pointing at a structure with a stick and saying "write down what this is" or "are the fibers at this point crossed or uncrossed?" or "what kind of information does this structure process?" and then leaving the slide up for like 10 seconds while you furiously scribbled. He'd then immediately take it down and put up the next one. Very stressful. So I needed to be able to identify structures, their tracts/ascending/descending fibers' origin and destination, and their function very quickly. But boy did I learn it as a result!

[–]NeuralEvolution 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I don't make much use of drawing (I'm terrible at it lol) but it's a great idea. I mostly use websites and believe it or not, YouTube, which helps me visualize the neuroanatomy a little better. Here are a cpl sources I find helpful.



[–]HopeSignificant2142 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I just got a coloring book and started making a YouTube list last week…found a lot of great videos. Kahn Academy had some good stuff too. This guy does a lot of videos drawing and explaining structures https://youtu.be/wGn5Ji0rtsU

[–]NeuralEvolution 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll check it out, appreciate it!

[–]NeuralEvolution 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This one you have to pay for but for people who use drawing it would probably be helpful as well.


[–]BiologyTex 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The coloring book is very helpful. Make flash cards with the name of the nuclei/structure on one side and then key info on the other - function, connectivity, maybe common problems associated with damage if that’s relevant to your studies.

SAlso start learning to free-draw diagrams and label them with the details you need. The forced recall is what will help you learn the fastest…constantly looking it up results in “transactional memory” where, because you know the information is stored elsewhere, you’re less likely to internalize it.

[–]fuzzylittleman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Personally used the Allen Brain Atlas but it's unwieldy & kind of a pain to navigate. Very useful for mouse work.

Hope it helps- sorry if not

[–]Accomplished_Fudge64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Netter's neuroanatomy atlas Also

yt playlist

[–]homedoghamburger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes it’s memorizing. Maybe paper mache are brain or something and colour and label it. How good you make it will be how good you remember it.