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


Lessons and Activities

Science history, lessons, and activities, 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. 


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


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

Unraveling the Mysteries of Inherited Anxiety

Could an overactive circuit in the brain be inherited? Researchers find positive evidence in monkeys.

The Holy Grail of Psychiatry

Can specific patterns of brain activity indicate how a depressed person will respond to treatment with medication or psychotherapy? Our author examines recent findings and discusses the potential impact on treatment for a public health problem that affects millions of people worldwide.

Science and Human Experience

Why are we reviewing a book written by someone who shared in the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on superconductivity? Because shortly after winning the prize, Leon N. Cooper transitioned into brain research—specifically, the biological basis of memory. He became director of the Brown University Institute for Brain and Neural Systems, whose interdisciplinary program allowed him to integrate research on the brain, physics, and even philosophy. His new book tackles a diverse spectrum of topics and questions, including these: Does science have limits? Where does order come from? Can we understand consciousness?

Axons Help New Neurons Travel During Development

Neurons' branches form corridors that newer neurons can travel through.

Maturing Intelligence

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

Wrong-headed teen behavior isn’t due necessarily 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.

Can Brain Science Help Promote Good Health?

Can imaging tell us if scary labels on cigarette packages prompt smokers to quit? Researchers look for signs that might track how persuasive psychological and social interventions will be.