One resource center, for example, is based in California. But because all extensive neuroscience information is instantaneously available online, it is widely accessible to the entire nation. Not only that, it is available to all stakeholders across the world. This is the beauty of the technological innovation and accessibility of the internet and the World Wide Web. Previously, when critical medical information or advice was sought, long letters would have to be prepared and even longer replies would be its result.
This was never going to be of much help when dealing with critical cases such as patients who have been found to be suicidal. The telephone has made dealing with emergencies a little more efficient. But it was never enough. When talking to a patient or fellow professional right in the middle of a crisis, the necessary emotive approach gets lost along the line. With readily accessible online neuroscience resource information there is not really a need to deal directly in conversation with any one important role player.
The necessary information can simply be lifted and immediate action taken. Nevertheless, person to person contact is still available online. This is not the phone call or even the email communication, an equally less emotive interaction between doctor and patient, or doctor to doctor. Video conferences can be opened within seconds and it is far better to measure the facial expressions of the communicant, no matter how grainy the user’s screen may appear to be.
Today, especially for the benefit of medical students and those that are specializing in psychiatry or neuroscience, regular online lectures are being held. Staying with students, effective study research, accessing important archives, journals and peer reviews, can be carried out.