Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology

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Hosted on ScienceDirect-Elsevier Reference Modules include thousands of cross-references and links to the related book chapters and journal articles available to you on ScienceDirect, providing the full spectrum of the subject on one easy platform.

Trustworthy-Elsevier Reference Modules provide you with access to thousands of peer-reviewed articles from Elsevier's Major Reference Works along with articles exclusive to the Reference Module, selected and organized by an expert external Editorial Board for each subject.

Discoverable-Selected articles are organized into an intuitive subject hierarchy designed by each Module’s Editorial Board. They are easy to navigate and search within, helping you quickly find essential information and understand the interdisciplinary links between topics.

Current-The Editorial Board continuously reviews the module, ensuring it covers the most significant recent developments in the field. Time stamps mark the date of the most recent review or update. New content is commissioned for the Reference Module as necessary to ensure its currency and breadth of coverage. As relevant Reference Works are published, selected articles are added at no additional cost.

Numbers at a glance

  • 3,200+ articles from 19 Major Reference Works
  • 300 new or updated articles for launch
  • 6,000+ contributors
  • 13 editorial board members
  • 16,000+ images

With continuously updated articles selected from the following Elsevier Major Reference Works:

  • Comprehensive Clinical Psychology
  • Encyclopedia of Hormones
  • Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy
  • Encyclopedia of Adolescence
  • Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology
  • Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
  • Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research
  • Encyclopedia of Sleep
  • Encyclopedia of the Human Brain
  • Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders
  • Encyclopedia of Creativity, 2nd Edition
  • Encyclopedia of the Eye
  • Encyclopedia of Neuroscience
  • Encyclopedia of Consciousness
  • Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, 2nd Edition
  • Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences, 2nd Edition
  • Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference
  • Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd Edition

Plus new articles exclusively commissioned for the Reference Module!

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Launching in November 2016

“The human brain is arguably one of the most complex biological structures in existence. Whereas in the past our lack of knowledge was characterised by naming parts ‘silent’ or ‘association’ areas, it is gradually beginning to yield up its secrets thanks to the application of numerous different investigative techniques. However, the plethora of new information requires both constant updating and also organising into a readily searchable database. That ambitious aim is exactly what the Reference Module in Neuroscience seeks to achieve.” John Morris - Subject Editor for Neuroanatomy - University of Oxford, UK

“In the contemporary world, where we are deluged with journal papers, it is all but impossible to keep up with crucial developments in closely related areas of science -- something that I find increasingly essential to my research as science becomes ever more interdisciplinary. The value of the Reference Module is precisely that it provides short, authoritative summaries that are regularly updated” Robin Dunbar - Subject Editor for Evolution of the Human Brain - University of Oxford, UK

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  • Keep current with new developments in their field
  • Explore new and related topics

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