User Guide

The chapters of this syllabus are designed to be used with a textbook of neuroanatomy or a series of lectures. They are not designed to teach an entire course in neuroanatomy, but to supplement it in a way similar to traditional laboratory exercises. Interactive multimedia allows the learner to move between diagrams, gross anatomy, microscopic specimens, and definitions in a manner tailored to the student's needs. As such, HyperBrain can be used as a supplement to classroom and textbook learning or as preparation for a traditional laboratory session.


A. Click on Syllabus in the menu bar at the top of any page, or on "Syllabus Chapters" on the Home page.

B. Click on the desired chapter title.

C. Read the text of the chapter and click on the underlined links.

1. There are three main types of links for the syllabus.

a. Underlined terms in the text link to the illustrated glossary. The definition and associated image will appear in two separate small windows to the right of the main window. (Be sure your main window is not so wide as to cover them.)

b. Underlined numbers (#    ) and figures (fig    ) in the text link to images that will appear in the image window to the right of the main window.

c. Labels on the figures (fig    ) are also active links to the illustrated glossary.

2. Also click on the following links, generally at the end of the chapter, for review and additional ways of learning the information.

a. Syllabus Quiz and usually a Pathway Quiz.

b. Movies


The questions in each chapter are intended to stimulate recall, to help review, and to encourage further reading.  Most of the questions in each chapter can be answered by taking the quiz at the end of each chapter and reading the feedback to the correct and incorrect choices.

If discrepancies are noted between chapter text and glossary definitions or information in quizzes, the chapter text should be considered more current.

Your suggestions are welcome.

Stephen C. Voron, M.D.

Suzanne S. Stensaas, Ph.D.

Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

University of Utah, School of Medicine

Salt Lake City, Utah 84132



The text for the first edition of HyperBrain, created in HyperCard in 1988 for use with the Slice of Life videodisc, was written by O. E. Millhouse, Ph.D. and Suzanne S. Stensaas, Ph.D.

We thank John Sundsten for the movies from the Neuroanatomy Interactive Syllabus, © 1998, University of Washington.

We thank four contributors to the Slice of Life videodisc for permission to use their images:

Dr. Diane E. Smith

Dr. Bruce Updyke

Dr. Robert Chase, Curator of the David Bassett Collection

Dr. Allen Bell