Seimi Rurup is creative content manager at the Dana Foundation.
Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Kristofer Rau, Ph.D.
"There is a place for everyone in neuroscience," says Kristofer Rau, Ph.D. He and his colleagues at Virginia Tech always participate in Brain Awareness Week, as well as outreach events year-round.
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?
Art on the Spectrum
Showcasing the works and stories of talented, under-the-radar artists with developmental disabilities.
#WSF19: Can We Cure Deafness and Blindness?
This year’s World Science Festival invited Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, Dana Alliance member Jim Hudspeth, E.J. Chichilnisky, and perceptual navigation specialist Daniel Kish to talk about the way society treats people who are hard of hearing or blind.
The Power to Overcome Challenges
The Rubin Museum invited cancer survivor Sharlee Jeter, ER physician Sampson Davis, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin to discuss the common threads that enable survivors of illness, trauma, and prejudice to triumph over their challenges.
Taste of Science: Big Human Data
Health researchers and data scientists are looking to the widespread sharing of personal data as an opportunity to learn more about genetics, diseases, and overall personal health.
SfN18 Celebrates Brain Awareness
The Society for Neuroscience annual meeting was kicked off with the help of the annual Brain Awareness Week reception and welcomed several key players in neuroscience outreach to the stage.
Poland Takes Victory in International Brain Bee
After three days of intense competition, Poland takes first place in this year’s International Brain Bee in Berlin, with Grenada and Canada earning second and third place, respectively.
Aphasia Awareness Month Interview with Kenneth Heilman, M.D.
For June’s “Aphasia Awareness Month,” we interviewed Dana Alliance member Kenneth Heilman to learn more about the language disorder that currently affects two million people in the US.
#WSF18: Why Music Makes Us Shiver
Musicians and neuroscientists gathered at NYU’s Global Center to explore what happens within our brains when we hear a piece of music and how much of listening is a subjective experience.