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Primers

Primers take an in-depth look at basic principles of neuroscience.

 

Lessons 

Science history, lessons, and news are covered at these sites.

Reports on Progress

Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies. 

Neuroeducation 

News, events, and commentary on bridging neuroscience and education.

Neuroethics 

News and analysis on the implications of brain research.

Lending Library 

The Dana Alliance provides brain and neuron models, posters, and related educational materials to neuroscience departments to be used for educational outreach programming at local schools, community centers, museums, summer camps, etc.


Recent Articles

Growth Charts for Brain Development?

An early, prospective study suggests that pinpointing where children are on a scale of brain connectivity could tell doctors which child is at risk of developing problems.


Can Strong Communities Build Resilience in Military Children?

Research presented at the recent Pediatric Academic Societies meeting suggests that the number of mental-health diagnoses among children with parents in the military has increased in the past decade. Other research suggests that coordinated medical care and specific social supports might help all children thrive.


The Mindful Brain

 Mindfulness-based meditation is now established as a valid stress-reduction tool, backed by a growing body of solid science illuminating its effects on the brain and health.

 


The Neuroscience of Bedtime

Chronically rising too early or too late can lead to health troubles. 


Teasing Out Effects of Practice, Emotion in the Creative Brain

Studies asking musicians to improvise while having their brains scanned suggest that extended practice in being creative leads to less activity in some control-related brain regions and stronger network connections.


Cognitive Training: Still a Questionable Area

It's not easy for brain training companies to prove their products are truly helpful. That doesn't stop them from claiming they are.


Review: The Teenage Brain

The unpredictable and sometimes incomprehensible moods and behaviors of a teenager can be a head-scratching mystery—especially to parents. Frances E. Jensen, M.D., professor and chair of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and the mother of two sons who are now in their twenties (along with Washington Post health and science reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Ellis Nutt) look at the emerging science of the adolescent brain and provide advice based on Jensen’s own research and experience as a single mother.