Brain Research Websites


Italy has a longstanding tradition in the study of the nervous system, and participated in the birth of the “modern” neurosciences thanks to the contributions of Camillo Golgi (1843-1926) to the structure of the nervous system (with the “reazione nera” - the “black reaction” – i.e. the silver impregnation, introduced by Golgi in 1873, that allowed the visualization of neurons in their entirety). In the twentieth century, Italian neuroscientists have provided seminal contributions in many fields of basic and clinical neurological sciences, including, for example, neurophysiology, clinical and experimental neuropathology, and neuropharmacology.


Web Link Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.



Web Link Society for Neuroscience

SfN's mission is to:
1. Advance the understanding of the brain and the nervous system by bringing together scientists of diverse backgrounds, by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization, and by encouraging translational research and the application of new scientific knowledge to develop improved disease treatments and cures.
2. Provide professional development activities, information, and educational resources for neuroscientists at all stages of their careers, including undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral fellows, and increase participation of scientists from a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
3. Promote public information and general education about the nature of scientific discovery and the results and implications of the latest neuroscience research. Support active and continuing discussions on ethical issues relating to the conduct and outcomes of neuroscience research.
4. Inform legislators and other policymakers about new scientific knowledge and recent developments in neuroscience research and their implications for public policy, societal benefit, and continued scientific progress.


Web Link International Brain Research Organization

IBRO is a union of neuroscience organizations with the aim to promote and support neuroscience training and collaborative research around the world. More than 80 international, national and regional scientific organizations constitute IBRO's Governing Council, which together with the six IBRO Regional Committees launch the educational programmes that will reach young neuroscientists in need of support and assistance. In addition, IBRO has partnerships with like-minded federations of scientific societies to identify priorities and help bridge gaps in knowledge, investment and resources in the field of the brain and related diseases, from development to ageing.

Since 1999, IBRO has run a Neuroscience Schools Programme, organized by the committees of IBRO’s six Regions, aimed at forming interactive networks among students and teachers during training courses in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Western Europe, and the US and Canada.


Web Link The Dana Foundation

The Dana Foundation supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research.