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Space Between the Ears
Our author, former chief scientist for the NASA Human Research Program, examines what spaceflight can teach us about cognitive performance and mental abilities.
By Mark Shelhamer, Sc.D.

List of Merk Shelhamer’s Top Ten Spaceflight Favs

Eye of the Needle
A clinician and professor of ophthalmology and neuroscience advises a retired attorney about strategies to treat macular degeneration, a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide.
By Peter Campochiaro, M.D.

Losing Face
Newborns and toddlers, as well as K-12 students, have spent the past year living in a world where mask-wearing is the new normal. Is it affecting their brain development and mental health?
By Kayt Sukel

The Brain and Covid: Strides and Speculations
A little more than a year into the pandemic, scientists around the globe continue to learn how Covid-19 affects the brain and mental health—and how patients can overcome nagging symptoms.
By Carl Sherman

Between Thought and Expression
A sampling of work by Greg Dunn, who was on his way to a Ph.D. in neuroscience when he realized that bringing the brain’s beauty to life was a more suitable role for him than lab work.
By Bill Glovin



Notable brain science findings

Briefly Noted

By the Numbers, Brain on the Web, Reading is Fundamental


A few brain science books that have recently caught our eye

Neuroethics Column: Big Data, Big Concerns

By Philip M. Boffey

Clinical Corner Column: Following Your Instincts

By Angela M. Reiersen, M.D.



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