Brain Basics


The Brain and Covid: Strides and Speculations
One year on, science has discovered much about the effects on the brain, but there is still much to learn
Between Thought and Expression
Greg Dunn was on his way to a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania when he realized that bringing the brain’s beauty to life was a more suitable role for him than lab work.
Following Your Instincts
Reading about Covid-19, while ill with the virus herself, child psychiatrist Angela Reierson thought back to a former study, and identified a drug that could potentially reduce hospitalizations and death due to Covid. A Clinical Corner column
Big Data, Big Concerns
The chief risk in sharing data is that, if it escapes from the research realm or falls into the wrong hands, it can harm the individual whose data has been shared.
Cerebrum Spring 2021 Issue
Table of contents, with links, for this issue of Cerebrum's emagazine
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Researchers Crack Mystery of Immune System’s Surveillance of the Brain
A new study describes how the immune system “covertly” monitors the brain via the glymphatic system, suggesting potential new avenues for treating neuroinflammatory diseases.
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Understanding Seizures
There are many kinds of seizures, but all come down to electrical signals getting twisted. How do seizures start? How can you help someone who is seizing? Here are the basics.
It’s the Power of Love—in Voles
What is attachment and how does it form? By imaging individual cells in the brains of prairie voles, Dana Foundation Grantee Zoe Donaldson's lab has identified a neural network that signals how strong their preference for their partner is.
His and Hers: Sex Differences in the Brain
The neurobiological sex differences in the male and female brain remain largely a mystery. Our author—an acclaimed neuroendocrinologist at Northwestern University—tells us what we know and why we don’t know more.
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The Promise of Big Data Imaging for Mental Health
Knowledge gleaned from big data and advances in neuroimaging have provided new insights into the workings of the brain. Our author, founding director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science, traces the evolution of these two evolving fields.
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