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Table of contents, with links, for this issue of Cerebrum's emagazine
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.
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 VolesQ&A with Zoe Donaldson, Ph.D.
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.
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.
Psychedelics: Weighing the Healing Power
New research suggests drugs like psilocybin may help treat neuropsychiatric conditions ranging from depression to opioid addiction. But what do we really know about how psychedelics influence the brain?
Your Brain on Food
Science is increasingly unpacking the ways that diet influences cognitive function and emotional well-being. Growing evidence suggests that the right diet may in fact mitigate some of the ill effects of stress on the brain, while the wrong diet may worsen the effects.
The New Science of Spaces
How can the new field of environmental neuroscience, which is aimed at analyzing the use of physical and social spaces, help architects, urban planners, and policy makers improve psychological and physiological states?
Marijuana: Young Minds and Other ConcernsNeuroethics Viewpoint
Any ethical evaluation of marijuana policies should consider the latest scientific understanding of marijuana’s effects on cognitive abilities on adolescents and its potential downstream impacts on education, employment, job performance, and income.