Tutorial 2: Dissection

Anatomy of Neuropsychiatry: The New Anatomy of the Basal Forebrain and Its Implications for Neuropsychiatric Illness

Author: L. Heimer

This book presents the anatomical systems that take part in the scientific and clinical study of emotional functions and neuropsychiatric disorders. It discusses the limbic system - the cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain involved in emotion, motivation, and emotional association with memory - at length and how this is no longer a useful guide to the study of psychiatric disorders. The book provides an understanding of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century. The goal is to help the reader develop an understanding of the gross anatomical organization of the human forebrain.
The book also includes an enlightening DVD describing the basic surface anatomy of the cerebral hemispheres, coronal and horizontal sections, and blunt dissection of the forebrain with special attention to clinical-anatomical correlations of interest to psychiatrists.

3D Brain models

These teaching materials can help you understand the three-dimensional organization of the human brain and skull.


BrainVoyager Brain Tutor is an award-winning educational program that teaches knowledge about the human brain the easy way. The program lets you interactively explore high-quality 3D head and brain models, which can be rotated, moved, zoomed and morphed in real-time. The head and brain models have been computed with BrainVoyager QX using data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Besides having fun with the rotatable 3D models, the program contains information about lobes, gyri, sulci and Brodmann areas of the cerebral cortex, which may be explored simply by clicking a location in the brain or by selecting a region by its name from a list. BrainVoyager Brain Tutor runs on Windows and Mac.


This website has potentially interesting learning modules. It does however require a subscription, but some content is free as well.