• Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose Talks Brain Research

    Before Emmy-award winning journalist Charlie Rose received the inaugural Dana Public Outreach Award for his commitment to educating the public about the importance of brain research through his broadcasting work, he sat down with Cerebrum editor Bill Glovin in Washington, D.C. to talk about what sparked his passion for the brain and some of what he has learned from the more than 80 notable neuroscientists he has hosted on his PBS television program. 

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    Paula Croxson Receives SfN 2017 Science Educator Award

    Q&A with Paula Croxson on science, mentors, and how telling a story about her grandmother changed her life. Dana Foundation is proud to sponsor this award.

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    Vote for your favorite Brain Awareness Week sticker design!

    We received some truly great designs and have narrowed it to five finalists. Now it's time for you to weigh in. Voting open until November 30; the top design will be the 2018 #brainweek sticker!

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  • Alvaro Pascual-Leone

    The Illusion of the Perfect Brain Enhancer

    Transcranial direct current stimulation has emerged as a promising advance in treating neurological disorders. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, and author of our most recent Cerebrum article, “The Illusion of the Perfect Brain Enhancer,” talks about its potential and pitfalls.

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    Cerebrum Book Review

    Alan Alda’s new book is a primer for neuroscientists who need to explain their research to the lay public. Reviewed for Cerebrum by Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D. 

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Top Stories

Neurotransmitter Switching Affects Social Bond Formation

by Kayt Sukel

An elegant series of experiments in tadpoles traces the roots of “imprinting” social preference for family members, and finds a method to switch that preference to other families.

The Truth About Research on Screen Time

Kayt Sukel

Kids and Screentime (thmb)There’s no shortage of articles warning of the negative effects of screen time on kids’ development, but what does the research actually say? Experts weigh in, in our new Briefing Paper.



How We Decide: The Neuronal Reward Signal

by Wolfram Schultz

Wolfram_Schultz-80Using electrophysiologic measures of neuronal activity, researchers testing theories of reward and decision-making have found neuronal mechanisms in circuits including dopamine neurons, the striatum, the frontal cortex, and the amygdala that reflect reward and decisions. One in our series of Reports on Progress.

Outside-In Brain Stimulation Shows Promise in the Lab

by Carl Sherman

While deep brain stimulation involves surgery, techniques like transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation are applied from the scalp. Evidence is growing that this outside-in approach also could help improve mental states in people with schizophrenia who have not found help in other ways.

Alcohol and the Brain: Emerging Science Raises Questions About Brain Benefits of Moderate Drinking

by Brenda Patoine

Alcohol Moderate Drinking (thmb)A recent study throws water on the popular idea that a few drinks a week can’t hurt and might help your brain. One of our series of Briefing Papers.





The First Neuroethics Meeting: Then and Now

October 31, 2017

by Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D., Patricia Smith Churchland, B.Ph., and
Kenneth F. Schaffner, M.D., Ph.D.

 Cerebrum - The First Neuroethics Meeting: Then and Now (feature)

On the 15th anniversary of the Neuroethics: Mapping the Field conference in San Francisco, we asked a few of the original speakers to reflect on how far the neuroethics field has come in 15 years—and where the field may be going in the next 15.

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