Brain Stimulation & Mental Health
In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted by Secret Science Club, psychiatrist and bioengineer Alik Widge describes how research and cutting-edge therapies involving brain stimulation will change our futures.
Join Us for Brain Awareness Week!
Dana Foundation President Caroline Montojo, Ph.D., invites you to participate in Brain Awareness Week events near to you and online all over the world.
The Ten Percent Brain Myth
We use 100% of our brains, and they’re active even when we’re asleep. Learn more about how scientists know this and why this myth persists.
How Diabetes Can Affect Your Brain
Your body relies on sugar (glucose) as its main energy source. But too much can be bad for your health. High blood sugar can lead to diabetes, which affects more than one in ten people in the US.
How Alcohol Can Affect Your Brain
Slurred speech, slow reflexes, and trouble walking straight are just a few signs of intoxication from too much alcohol. But did you know heavy drinking can also do lasting harm to the brain?
How Caffeine Affects the Brain
Need a caffeine boost to start your day? Learn how caffeine works in your body to keep you awake, and its potential positive and negative side effects.
How Stroke Affects the Brain
Strokes, sometimes called "brain attacks," are medical emergencies that cause injury to the brain. Learn how to spot warning signs and what steps you can take to prevent stroke.
How Hearing Works
What do you hear? How do you hear? A complex process turns sounds around us into signals that the brain interprets.
The Vulnerable Brain: Pathways to and from Addiction
What is addiction, and how does it affect and even change the brain? Why are some brains more vulnerable to substance abuse and addiction? In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted by Secret Science Club, neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd answers these questions and more.
Left Brain vs. Right Brain
There’s a common myth that people’s personalities are tied to a dominant side of their brain. But the truth is not that simple.
The Healthy Skeptic: Brain Training Games
Can brain-training games help your brain stay sharp? Many people use them in hopes of improving memory and warding off dementia, but the claims for these programs often outruns the science.
How to Maintain Eye Health
We rely on our eyes to navigate the world around us. Learn how they work, how our vision can change as we age, and how we can help keep our eyes healthy.