Primers take an in-depth look at basic principles of neuroscience.
Science history, lessons, and activities, and news are covered at these sites.
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.
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.
Could an overactive circuit in the brain be inherited? Researchers find positive evidence in monkeys.
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.
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?
Neurons' branches form corridors that newer neurons
can travel through.
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.
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 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.