Alliance member discussions on neuroscience and health during times of crisis
Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D., speaks about staying active during periods of social distancing and isolation in the podcast “Keeping Fit During COVID-19.” Listen and discover how aerobic exercise can improve memory, learning, and higher cognitive abilities.
Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. explains the effects of loneliness on mental health in “Finding New Ways to Connect in a Crisis,” our Q&A on recognizing new, creative opportunites to connect with others during times of extended isolation.
Robert W. Greene, M.D., Ph.D. discusses the importance of optimized sleep for a proficient immune system and describes the links between sleep disruption and mental illness in our Q&A: “Want to Boost Your Immune System? Sleep Better.”
In the Lab
Conversations with members about their daily life in the lab and their outside interests
Brain Awareness Week Partner Interviews
Partners share their experience and insights about participating in BAW and year-round public outreach
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The Arts of Neuroscientists
Conversations with members about their artistic pursuits
More on Dana.org
Alliance members featured in Cerebrum articles, podcasts, videos, and more
Daphna Shohamy, Ph.D., hosts this Zoom video edition of the Dana Foundation Brain Lecture in “Memories, Decision-making, and Motivation,” a close-look at the fundamental relationship between our memories and how we make our decisions.
Stanislas Dehaene and Lionel Naccache, M.D., Ph.D., appear in “Tracking the Neural Footprints of Consciousness,” an overview of the $20 million international research program searching for the neural underpinnings of consciousness .
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Steven M. Paul, M.D., and Charles F. Zorumski, M.D., discuss neurosteroids and the first drug ever approved for postpartum depression. Read about the 60 year journey behind this “new mechanism of medication” for depression in “Neurosteroids: A Major Step Forward.”
Lynn Nadel, Ph.D., spoke with the Dana Foundation in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Read the October article “Down Syndrome Awareness with Lynn Nadel and Jamie Edgin” to learn more about the chromosomal condition.
Martha Farah, Ph.D., delivered the Fred Kavli Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture on the closing day of the 2019 International Neuroethics Society Conference (INS) in Chicago. Read our report here: “INS Keynote Address: Martha Farah on the Impact of SES.”
Bruce McEwen, Ph.D., is featured in “Why is Exercise Good for the Brain?” He speaks about the benefits of exercise on the hippocampus and his recent study on the hormone leptin’s role in exercise-related neurogenesis.
Patricia Churchland, Ph.D., and Martha Farah, Ph.D., speak on the truth and misconceptions associated with the neuropeptide oxytocin in “Oxytocin: the Molecule of Love, Trust, Morality, and Sociality?”
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., gave the 2018 Special Lecture on Neuroethics at the 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience. She discusses neurosurgical intervention for treatment-resistant depression and her ongoing research. For full coverage, read Moheb Costandi’s article, “What is ‘Well?“