Community Organizations


Neuroscience is an exciting, rapidly changing field. We at the OHSU Brain Institute encourage you to continue to explore the brain’s mysteries and complexities. Here are some trusted online resources you may find helpful while on your learning journey:


Dana Alliance
The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants, publications and educational programs. Search for information on the brain via news and periodicals, books, webcasts and audio.

Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience aims to “advance the understanding of the brain and the nervous system.” Learn more about neuroscience, search publication, education and advocacy and much more.

Society for Neuroscience - Brain Facts
Part of the Society for Neuroscience, Brain Facts is a great resource to find out more about the basics of the brain.

Explore the research, clinics, graduate schools, events and much more at Oregon Health and Science University.

Brain Connection is dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality information about how the brain works and how people learn.


Neuroscience for Kids
From the University of Washington, Dr. Eric Chudler’s website is geared for kids, but is an excellent resource for all ages. The website has links to helpful videos, publications and interactive exercises.


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS aims to “reduce the burden of neurological disease.”  Search for information about specific disorders, clinical trials, news, training, programs and initiatives.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The NIH aims to “transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research.” Search such categories as health topics, outreach, news, research and educational resources.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Learn the drugs of abuse and information about them, related topics, publications etc as well as audience targeted information for caregivers, researchers, parents, teachers, students, patients and families.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Find research to improve the lives of people with communication disorders.” Read tips and quizzes, health resources, events, research and much more.