1. Blumenfeld, H. Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases. 2nd Edition. Sinauer 2010.

2. Vanderah, T.W. and Gould, D.J. Nolte's The Human Brain.  7th Edition.  Elsevier. 2016.  (6th edition is ok to use)

*(Students are expected to bring the required texts by Blumenfeld and Nolte  to lectures).

3. Kandel,E.R. et al. Principles of Neural Science. 5th Edition. McGraw Hill. 2013.

Note: It is highly recommended that you purchase both Nolte and Blumenfeld books. Lecturers will refer to Figures from these books and exam material will assume you know the content of required reading from both books.
The book by Kandel et al is excellent, scholarly, expensive and heavy, Some sections will be required reading and will be referred to in lectures on neurophysiology, but we recognize that some of you may decide not to purchase it. Therefore, several copies will be available in the library for those who do not wish to invest in this book).

An Atlas is REQUIRED and we recommend that you buy the atlas by Woolsey et al, since this is referred to in that lab manual. However, the other atlases listed below are also good. The atlas should be brought to laboratories. We recommend:

1. Woolsey, T.A., et al. The Brain Atlas. 3rd Edition, Wiley, 2008.
2. Haines, D.E. Neuroanatomy: An atlas of structures, sections and systems. 8th edition. 2012


1. Sidman's Neuroanatomy: a Programmed Text. 2nd Edition, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2007.
If you have time, spend 10 minutes a day from September until March, working through this text. It will teach you the basic concepts and structures needed for your study of the brain stem and spinal cord, and will help you a great deal once the course begins.

Study guides are a very useful supplement AFTER the main material has been learned from handouts and texts, but cannot replace the required reading. We recommend:
White,J.S. USMLE Road Map Neuroscience. 2004

Kinesthetic learners typically like to use Diamond and Scheibel's The Human Brain Coloring Book, 1985.