Primers take an in-depth look at basic principles of neuroscience.
Science history, lessons, 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.
Tiny clumps of
reprogrammed cells that send impulses to one another could prove fertile
testing ground for brain researchers and toxicologists.
(Read Q&A with Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.)
Since the start of the new millennium, a method called two-photon
microscopy has allowed scientists to peer farther into the brain than ever
before. Our article describes the advances that led to this remarkable breakthrough—one
that is helping neuroscientists better understand neural networks.
By sharing information and combining data on
psychiatric disorders, “we’re starting to nail down some real findings—reliable
genetic associations that are meaningful, consistent, and measurable,” says one
American College of Physicians has issued a new clinical practice guideline
suggesting that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an equally viable choice
to treat adults with depression.
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
It's not easy for brain training companies to prove their products are truly helpful. That doesn't stop them from claiming they are.
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