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    Kudos for a Great Brain Awareness Week!

    Partners held more than 800 events around the globe to celebrate the brain this year! There are still a few more happening during the rest of the month: Check the Calendar for one near you.

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  • Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt’s Consciousness Demystified

    Cerebrum Book Review

    Richard Brown reviews Consciousness Demystified, a book that attempts to sort through some of the mysteries surrounding consciousness.

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  • Shannon Odell

    Dana Podcast:
    Her Brain on Funny

    Neuroscience Ph.D. student and tour de force Shannon Odell explains how she created, writes, and stars in "Your Brain On [Blank]", a video series with millions (and counting) of accumulated views.  

  • Dorthe Berntsen

    Cerebrum Podcast:
    Watering Memory Trees

    Dorthe Berntsen, Ph.D., talks about her Cerebrum article, “Watering Memory Trees,” and the impact of reminiscence therapy and retro environments on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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    Doing Community Neuroscience

    “Community Neuroscience” is a new series of five short videos where we talk to experts in neuroscience outreach about writing, planning successful public events, activities that appeal to kids, and more. This week's video features writer Kayt Sukel on how to write about brain science for non-scientists.


Top Stories

Seeking an Image of the Smallest Strokes

by Kayt Sukel


Microinfarcts are too small to be detected in living humans. Dana grantee Andy Shih is working on new types of imaging that might someday be sharp enough to detect these tiny blood-vessel clogs. One of our series of Q&As with neuroscientists.  

Turning Thoughts into Spoken Words

by Sophie Fessl

Technology to translate thoughts into speech would help patients who cannot speak regain their ability to communicate. Three studies describe efforts towards such brain-computer interfaces.

What Bilingual Has Meant to Me

by Guy McKhann, M.D.


Does being bilingual help preserve cognition? Our columnist, in his 80s now, thinks so, and is a believer in the adage, "Use it or lose it." A column for Brain in the News.



Harnessing Imagination to Calm Fears

by Kayt Sukel


“We know that imagery and visualization techniques can be helpful but this really is the first step to understanding why scientifically,” says researcher Tor Wager.

CRISPR Considerations

by Philip M. Boffey

Phil_Boffey_tWithout a strong global consensus on standards to govern gene-editing, another rogue scientist may be tempted to go astray. Neuroethics column for Brain in the News.



Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Huge Steps

March 18, 2019

by Kelly Howell, Ph.D., Rebecca Gibbs,
and Lee L. Rubin, Ph.D.

Survival rates and therapeutic developments have improved significantly—and more good news may be on the horizon.

Events and Deadlines

Microsatellite DNA Expansions in Rare Genetic Diseases


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Neurotechnology for High-Consequence Communication and Decision-Making


International Neuroethics Society


IBRO World Conference

9/21/2019- 9/25/2019


Daegu, Korea

Featured Publication

Successful Aging & Your Brain Puzzles

Successful Aging & Your Brain Puzzles Have fun while keeping your mind sharp! (PDF)

Featured Video

BrainWorks - In this episode, join bioengineering professor Eric Chudler and a group of curious kids investigating brain-computer interfaces.