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    Brain Books for Your Summer Reading List

    This summer, as you go on vacation, relax, and ponder the mystery of the cosmos, take a good book with you that will have you contemplating the vastness of your own brain. 

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    Q&A with Adam Kaplin

    Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD, is co-author of this month’s Cerebrum feature, "New Movement in Neuroscience: A Purpose-Driven Life..” Purpose in Life (PIL) is a research area that  links the belief that your life has meaning and purpose to a robust and persistently improved physiological health outcome—particularly as a way to treat dementia, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and immunological and cardiovascular issues that include but extend beyond the brain.

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    NYAS Podcasts: Dementia Decoded

    How can science help decode dementia? Join the New York Academy of Sciences for a 5-part podcast series. Sponsored by the Dana Foundation.

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Top Stories

Imaging of Cognitive Impairment from Soccer Heading-Related Brain Injury

by Jim Schnabel

Michael Lipton headshotDana Foundation grantee Michael Lipton is looking at the cumulative effect of heading impacts by monitoring changes in brain structure and function with diffusion tensor imaging and cognitive tests. One of our Scientist Q&As.

Stress, Neuropeptide Interaction, and Relapse: A Neurobiological Addiction Story

by Kayt Sukel

Relapsing may have more to do with altered stress pathways than pleasure-seeking pathways. 

New Study Casts Doubt on Brain ‘Rejuvenator’ Protein

by Jim Schnabel

Yet Harvard researchers insist brain-improving effects of GDF11 were real.

Could the Cerebellum Help Drive Creativity?

by Kayt Sukel

The highly connected region is active not only driving motor movements but also during cognitive tasks. 

Stimulating the Brain: Electroceuticals

by Guy McKhann, MD


Electrical stimulation has been used for many years to treat various brain disorders and researchers continue to hone its capabilities and understand how it works. From our free print publication, Brain in the News.

Maturing Intelligence

by Kayt Sukel

While our short-term memory ability may peak in youth, other cognitive skills hit their strides much later, researchers report from a series of crowd-sourced experiments.

What Were You Thinking?! – Understanding the Neurobiology of the Teen Brain

by Marisa M. Silveri, Ph.D.

Lauren Parsley

Wrong-headed teen behavior isn’t due necessarily to a lack of knowing right from wrong, but rather an inability to hold back the wrong answer or behavior. 

One of our series of Reports on Progress.


Schizophrenia: Hope on the Horizon

July 1, 2015

by Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D., FRANZCP

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In July 2014, an international consortium of schizophrenia researchers mounted the largest biological experiment in the history of psychiatry. Now, with many more avenues for exploring the biological underpinnings of schizophrenia available to neuroscientists, hope may be on the way for the estimated 1 in 100 people worldwide affected by the illness.

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From Birth to Two: the Neuroscience of Infant Development, a forum at the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on June 18 in Washington, DC. Speakers: Lisa Freund, Pat Levitt, Lisa Shulman, and Mark Frankel.