We recently received a question through the contact form about the previous neurology book review, Haines Neuroanatomy Atlas. It was recommended that Haines not be brought into the lab, and the question asked what resource should be used instead. This post is the answer.
Coming into med school, you’ll be told of all the required books and be handed a syllabus. However there are a few hidden resources hoarded and protected by the gunners of the class that generally aren’t as readily known. Cindy Montana’s Interactive Neuroscience Review (very large powerpoint file!) is one such free gem.
After downloading the epic powerpoint presentation from the above link, be sure to view it in slide-show mode. This interactive and animated file is wired together much like the neurology system it teaches, and is horribly confusing and dysfunctional if the slides are just viewed outright.
The presentation really speaks for itself, but the animations are a fantastic and color-coded way to review the neuroanatomy pathways and basic concepts. This should not replace Haines Neuroanatomy Atlas, which is still highly recommended, but rather used as a complement and alternative. This is perfect for places and times when taking out Haines just doesn’t work. Most neuro labs have computers, which means you won’t have to dirty your own books. Similarly, this is a great review for all the crammers and gunners who like to study on the go, as it can be pulled up on many smart phones.
There are many more hidden gems to come. To all you gunners out there: you’re welcome.