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 Featured News and Articles

Read the report (Autism Remains a Mystery, but Help May Be on the Horizon) or watch the video of the July Capitol Hill Briefing on autism. The briefing is hosted by AAAS through the support of the Dana Foundation in conjunction with Rep Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.).
•  Briefing paper: The Neurobiology of Resilience: Active Molecular MechanismsCounterbalance Vulnerability to Stress-Related Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Grantee interview with Elizabeth Spelke, Ph.D., Harvard University: Music, Art, and Cognitive Benefit: Separating Fact from Fallacy
You've Got Some Explaining to Do: Advice for Neuroscientists Writing for Lay Readers, is a compact reference book for scientists writing for non-scientific audiences. Divided into three parts, readers will learn about perspective, audience, and voice; common practices that sharpen writing; and writing and visual style. Please contact for review copies. Also, read our recent Q&A with the book's author, Jane Nevins, Dana Press editor-in-chief emerita.
Cerebrum 2013: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science was recently recommended by Scientific American MINDThe book brings together more than a dozen articles and book reviews from the 2013 monthly Web edition of Cerebrum, offering inquisitive readers the chance to read about new and provocative ideas in neuroscience from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists. Please contact for review copies and read the press release here.