Dana Alliance Members' News and Views   



 Dana Alliance Member Newsletters

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Dec 2014 issue
Highlights from this Issue:  
•Members' Views: Thomas R, Insel 
•New Series: In the Lab
•Dana Funds Podcast Series
•BAW Gears Up for 20th Anniversary
•Design a Brain Competition
•Dana Works with AAAS to Offer 
Three Neuroscience Programs
•New Publications for 2015 
•Dana at SfN Annual Meeting
•Staying Sharp in Mandarin, and Beyond



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June 2014 issue
Highlights from this Issue: 
Staying Sharp Reaches Underserved Populations
•500 New Partners Join BAW
•AAAS and Dana Collaborate for Successful Events

•Check Out Dana.org
•In Memoriam: Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.
•Members' Views: Carol Mason
•New Members of the Dana Alliance
•Dana and EDAB at FENS 2014
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Dec 2013 issue
 Highlights from this Issue: 

Q & A with Edward Rover 
•DABI: Then and Now by Guy M. McKhann
•Thoughts by Eric Kandel 
•Thoughts by Leon Cooper 
•The Three Impresarios
•A Conversation with W. Maxwell Cowan
•Celebrating The Dana Alliance 
•DABI: 20 Years Timeline
•BAW in Photos
Highlights from this Issue: 
•BAW Expands Its Global Reach
•BAW in Photos
•DABI Continues Staying Sharp!
•Members' Views: Rae Nishi
•Read All About It!
•Neuroscience and the Law
•New Members of the Dana Alliance 
DABI Member News Cover - Oct' 12
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Oct 2012 issue
 Highlights from this Issue:

•BAW Sets New Records
•Member Views: Guy McKhann
•Judicial Seminars and Capitol Hill Briefings
•William Safire Seminar on Neuroethics
•Reports on Progress
•Dana and AAAS Lecture


Members' Views


Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times titled "To Know Suicide: Depression Can Be Treated, but It Takes Competence " where she discusses the importance of competence in addition to empathy in treating depression. 

Joseph E. LeDoux, Ph.D.,  interviewed Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., about how the brain may or may not govern free will and the difference between the conscious mind and physical and biological brain. After the interview, LeDoux's band the Amygdaloids are featured in a music video for their song titled "How Free is Your Will?" 

In a Dana Scientist Q & A, Elizabeth S. Spelke, Ph.D., discussed a recent study done by her and her colleagues published in PLOS One in which they found no causal effect of music training on improving cognitive functioning. Regardless of this fact, Spelke believes that more research needs to be done on arts, cognition and the brain and supports music and the arts.

 In a March Brain in the News article,Get to Know your BRAIN, Guy M. McKhann, M.D. discusses President Barack Obama's BRAIN initiative and reviews it effectiveness and assesses whether it has succeeded. 

In her "Message from the President" column, 2014 Society for Neuroscience president Carol A. Mason, Ph.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, talks about the importance of scientists engaging and educating the public about neuroscience research not just during Brain Awareness Week, but year-round.    

 Drug Facts Week Interview: Huda Akil
Huda Akil , Ph.D., talks about addiction in a blog celebrating the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s National Drug Facts Week, a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drug abuse. 

Brenda A. Milner interviewed for New York Times article
Brenda A. Milner, Sc.D., speaks about her work tracing memory to specific regions of the brain (including her studies of amnesia patient H.M. in the 1950s) and her current research and mentoring of postdocs at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.

Steven E. Hyman talks about the Psychiatric Drug Crisis
In a Cerebrum article, Steven E. Hyman, M.D., dicusses the pharmaceutical industry's lack of investment and interest in creating innovative drugs for psychiatric diseases and disorders, the history of such drug development, and how to meet the growing demand for psychiatric drugs.


The Arts of Neuroscientists 

Conversations with DABI members about
                          their artistic pursuits.                          


Nicolas Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
Music, literature, wine and New Orleans.
(See also, Outreach Activities)




Stanley C. Froehner, Ph.D.
Digital photography and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
Music, live performance, music therapy and Alzheimer's disease.


Books by DABI Members

 "Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M.," by Susanne Corkin, Ph.D., published by Basic Books 

 "Mind: The Big Questions," by Richard M.Restak, M.D., published by Quercus Publishing Plc, London.

 "Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being," by Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. and Deepak Chopra, M.D., published by Random House, Inc., New York

 "The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present," by Eric R. Kandel, M.D., published by Random House, Inc., New York

 "UNA VIDA: A Fable of Music and the Mind," by Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D., published by Five Star Publications, Inc.

 "The Biology of Alzheimer Disease", edited by DABI members Dennis J. Selkoe, M.D., David M. Holtzman, M.D., and Eckhard Mandelkow, Ph.D., published by Cold Spring Harbor Press 

 "Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean" by Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., published by Gutteridge Books

 "Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why it Matters" by Gordon M. Shepherd, M.D., D.Phil., published by Columbia University Press

 "Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality," by Patricia S. Churchland, Ph. D., published by Princeton University Press