You may choose any of the following disorders. If a disorder is not on the list, check with your instructor to see if it is appropropriate.

Website Resources

Once you have chosen the disorder you want to study, use google to research it. The following sites may also be helpful:

Neuroscience for Kids
Health Insite (Brain Diseases)
Brainweb (Dana Foundation)
Washington U. Disorders Page


Neurological Disorders Webquest

Neurological disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. In other words, the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles. These disorders include epilepsy, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson's disease and many others.

Mental disorders, on the other hand, are "psychiatric illnesses" or diseases which appear primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling or behaviour, producing either distress or impairment of function.

Hundreds of million of people worldwide are affected by neurological disorders: For example, 50 million people have epilepsy; 62 million are affected by cerebrovascular disease; 326 million people suffer from migraine; 24 million are affected by Alzheimer disease and other dementias globally.


As a group you will research a disorder or disease of the nervous system and present your findings in the form of a Powerpoint Presentation. Your instructor will give you further details about your groups and how the project will be presented to the class.

brain study

DO INCLUDE the following information on your slides.

DO NOT ...


  Excellent (3) Good (2) Needs Work (1) Not Evident (0)
Information: Abundance of facts that relate to the disorder. Specific information about the brain, biology, neurology and anatomy is included. Information is summarized, not copy/pasted from other sources        
Symptoms of the disorder are described        
Cause of the disorder is stated, such as genetic, brain trauma. Diagnosis also included        
Treatment options are described, including possible medications, long term health, etc        
Relevant images are included        
Overall quality: titles, slide backgrounds, transitions, logical sequence, etc        
Group Understanding: can answer specific questions about the disorder or information on slides        
TOTAL (out of 20)