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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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    Cerebrum Anthology 2016

    Cerebrum is back in book form by popular demand. The Anthology brings together more than a dozen articles and book reviews from the 2016 monthly Web edition, offering inquisitive readers the chance to read about new and provocative ideas in neuroscience from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists. Available now at Amazon and Chicago Distribution Center.

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    Winners of the Design a Brain Experiment Competition

    Congratulations to top prize winner Medha Palnati (right) and co-runners-up Karen Phuong and Benjamin Myers! Read about these impressive high schoolers' proposals and scientific inspiration on our blog.

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    Successful Aging and Your Brain

    It’s never too late to start living a brain-healthy life! Check out our new 90-second video of four steps to keep your brain working well as you grow older.

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    Examining The Causes Of Autism

    Why do the numbers of infants with autism keep rising? How important is early diagnosis? What do researchers hope to uncover? These are just some of the important questions addressed in this month’s podcast by David G. Amaral, one of the nation’s foremost researchers on autism and the author of our recent Cerebrum article, “Examining the Causes of Autism.”


Top Stories

More Clues How the Brain’s ‘Other Cells’ Change As We Age

By Carl Sherman

The actions of astrocytes and oligodendrocytes vary from region to region, suggesting that these cells function somewhat differently in each area. But as we age, a new study suggests such regional differences become less marked.

Dana Foundation Honors Charlie Rose for Neuroscience Outreach with Inaugural Dana Public Outreach Award

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Emmy-award winning journalist Charlie Rose will receive the inaugural Dana Public Outreach Award for his commitment to educating the public about the importance of brain research through his broadcasting work. The award was announced during Brain Awareness Week.

Brain Awareness Week

by Guy McKhann, MD


Brain Awareness Week has a proud history and a bright future. Our monthly column, by Guy McKhann, MD, in Brain in the News.



Air Pollution Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

by Carl Sherman

Researchers find effects of exhaust fume particles in people who live close to busy roadways, even children.

From Fractured Genomes to Broken Minds

by Joseph A. Gogos, MD, PhD


The discovery of genetic copy-number variants and growing data on their links to mental disorders suggest new paths of investigation and new targets for therapies. One in our series of Reports on Progress.



Next Generation House Call

March 13, 2017

by Jamie Adams, M.D. , Christopher Tarolli, M.D., and E. Ray Dorsey, M.D.

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Just as online shopping is supplanting visits to the mall, so is psychiatric and neurological care coming to a computer or mobile device near you.

Events and Deadlines

Positive, Resilient Minds: The Science of Promoting Student Grit, Gratitude, And School Success

4/7/2017- 4/9/2017

Learning & the Brain

Arlington, VA

BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience

4/10/2017- 4/13/2017

British Neuroscience Association

Birmingham, UK

Complement Pathways in Disease


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

5/15/2017- 5/17/2017

The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Featured Publications

Brain Terms Glossary

Brain Terms Glossary - Find definitions for common brain terms in our newly expanded glossary. (PDF)

Featured Video

Craig Anderson, Ph.D., of Iowa State University, Hilarie Cash, Ph.D., of reSTART Life, and Chandramallika Basak, Ph.D., of UT-Dallas, address some of the questions raised by the growing consumer demand for more and more-immersive video games. This event was part of the Neuroscience and Society series, supported by AAAS and the Dana Foundation.