In the Spring of 1997, researchers at the University of Arizona began a program of research that uses a technique called functional neuroimaging, or fMRI, a method that provides a window into the working brain. This collaborative enterprise includes talented researchers from a wide range of disciplines. The CNL conducts research on the structure and function of the brain across the entire lifespan. Our goal is to understand how brain changes associated with development and aging impact our cognitive, emotional and social abilities.

     These web pages serve the needs of both researchers and the community. Feel free to explore them. Researchers may find that the getting started, glossary, imaging tools, links, publication and scanner updates pages are good places to begin. Members of the community may be most interested in the subject information, or publications.

 Below are links to pages of individual researchers.  

Maria Altbach

Pagie Beeson

Thomas A. Christensen

Elizabeth Glisky

Art Gmitro

Alfred Kaszniak

Joanna Katsanis

Richard Lane

Lynn Nadel

Mary Peterson

Elena Plante

Steve Rapcsak

Lee Ryan

Alan Sanfey

Anouk Scheres

Brad Story

Ted Trouard


CNL in the news:

May 1, 2008: Memory and Aging Clinic Opens at UA (download PDF)

Clinical Links

Image Processing Theory

Medical Image Processing Programs
(Lists of Links)

  • NIH Links
  • Gablab Resources Check out Jeff Coopers Wiki pages. Log in as fmri, password fmri. The wiki is a collaborative effort to create a useful repository of shared information for Neuroimagers.
  • IATR

MRI and fMRI


  • Human Atlases and Gross NeuroAnatomy
    • BrainInfo A searchable database and atlas with 6500 neuroanatomical terms (human and nonhuman); (Washington)
    • Digital Anatomist Interactive Consists of two main components: 1) A brain atlas with sections, dissections, and 3d reconstructions; 2) A neuroanatomy "syllabus" of chapters on various topics (e.g., development, blood vessels, the visual system etc.). Quiz options are distributed throughout both. There are a few movies in avi format which you should be able to play with an appropriate plugin (e.g., Quicktime, Windows Media Player or Realplayer). (Washington)
    • Neuroanatomy Tutorial Actually uses a sheep brain, but intended to teach general gross anatomy (Phoenix)
    • Whole Brain Atlas Normal and diseased brains viewed with various imaging techniques (e.g., MRI-T1, T2, PD; Spect), some labelled structures. (Harvard)
    • Subtopics in NeuroAnatomy
  • Lists of NeuroAnatomy Links
  • Special Interest NeuroAnatomy
    • Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections Downloadable photographs of sectioned, stained and well preserved mammalian brains from over 100 different species. Some functionality requires Quicktime.
    • Marty Sereno's Website (San Diego) See inflated and flattened brain images rendered with Freesurfer
    • National Library of Medicine: Images from the History of Medicine Over 60,000 historical prints and photographs in a searchable database. Images can be ordered in digital format or as reproductions, or you can right click and download images from the catalog (though some prominently display the "National Library of Medicine" seal in the background. Many images are copyrighted and you are responsible for making sure you are in compliance with copyright laws.

Neuroscience In General

On-Line Journals


U of A Disciplines in the CNL

University of Arizona Links

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