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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. The first video features Heather McKellar of Be Brainy NYC and NYU Langone Health, who offers advice on relationship-building in your area for a wider reach.

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    Cerebrum Podcast:
    Why Do We Love Music?

    Robert J. Zatorre, Ph.D., talks about his Cerebrum article, “Why Do We Love Music,” his pioneering research at McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute, and research that shows that music has the power to change an individual’s brain.

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    Why Become a Brain Awareness Week Partner?

    Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. By registering, your organization joins a global partnership committed to educating the public about the brain and the promise of brain research.

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    Cerebrum Book Review

    Our reviewers examine a book that focuses on the social and economic trends of opioid addiction and how it affects ordinary people.

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Top Stories

Assisted Suicide Gains Momentum

by Philip M. Boffey

Phil_Boffey_tThe Oregon law, the template for many other states, takes a restrained and responsible approach. Neuroethics column for Brain in the News.

Seeking the Triggers for Parkinson’s

by Kayt Sukel


Dana Grantee Xin Jin has found a new role for the dopamine pathway D2—not just a brake but a switch. One of our series of Q&As with Dana grantees.



A Link Between Sense of Smell and Spatial Memory

by Kayt Sukel

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it disrupts both navigation and olfaction; scientists are starting to tease out why, which might help them find an early-indicator test for people at risk before these systems start to break down. 

Using Neuroscience Evidence to Argue Against Solitary Confinement

by Moheb Costandi

From scathing reports to court cases, advocates at a Society for Neuroscience meeting describe their efforts to end the mentally harmful practice of confining people.

CRISPR and the Brain

by Kayt Sukel

CRISPRCRISPR, an innovative new gene editing system, offers great promise to the field of neuroscience—both as a research tool and, potentially, a treatment. Learn more in our new Briefing Paper.



Brain Training for Kids: Adding a Human Touch

January 17, 2019

by Brenna Hassinger-Das, Ph.D.,
and Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.

Brain Training for Kids: Adding a Human Touch (Spotlight)

Measuring the countless apps, puzzles, and games against the latest research in a multibillion-dollar market.

Events and Deadlines

Re-constructing Brains in the Lab to Revolutionize Neuroscience


The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

San Diego, CA

Educating with Empathy

2/15/2019- 2/17/2019

Learning & the Brain

San Francisco, CA

Brain Awareness Week

3/11/2019- 3/17/2019

The Dana Foundation


Microsatellite DNA Expansions in Rare Genetic Diseases


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Featured Publication

Brain Glossary

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

Featured Video

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