Testing Neurofeedback as a Treatment for Tourette’sQ&A with Michelle Hampson, Ph.D.
Dana grantee Michelle Hampson describes how neurofeedback may be a good alternative treatment for tics and the challenges of developing the right training paradigms.
Decoding the Canine Mind
Curious about a dog’s perception of the world and how a pooch’s brain works? Gregory S. Berns uses brain scanning and other strategies to find answers.
Three years after a best-selling book, a co-author explains how the silver fox-domestication experiment continues to help us better understand genetics and evolution.
Neurosteroids: A Major Step Forward
Research that began three-quarters of a century ago has led to one of the first new drugs to treat depression in 60 years—and the potential to treat much more.
Tracking the Neural Footprints of Consciousness
Two leading theories that are diametrically opposed are part of a new $20 million international research program to explore how consciousness arises and correlates in the brain.
Troubling Regulatory StandardsNeuroethics Viewpoint
Our neuroethics columnist addresses a concerning new trend of reporting brain research results through the popular media rather than in peer reviewed journals.
Finding New Ways to Connect in a CrisisQ&A with Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.
While many of us are sheltering in place, maintaining mood and friendships is more important than ever. We talk with Dana Alliance member Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., on how best to cope during forced isolation.
Want to Boost Your Immune System? Sleep BetterQ&A with Robert W. Greene, M.D., Ph.D.
We talk with Robert W. Greene, M.D., Ph.D., about how sleep can help us fight off viruses and other infections and how to get a better night’s rest.
Don’t Panic: How Stressful Situations Affect the BrainQ&A with Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
Dana Alliance member Eric Nestler explains the difference between stress and panic, how stress can lead to resilience, and how we can help ourselves cope.
Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Vocal LearningQ&A with Michael Yartsev, Ph.D.
Most mammals know from birth how to make sounds that communicate, but not humans. And not bats: Dana grantee Michael Yartsev has collected reams of data on how Egyptian fruit bats learn to make sounds to communicate as a way to understand how we do it.