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Each March, we celebrate a week of celebrating the brain. Find out what events will be happening near you.. 

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BrainWeb provides information and links to validated sites about brain diseases and disorders from outside sources and from Dana publications.


Recent Articles 

 

Being Mindful about Novel Brain Research

We’ve heard a lot lately about brain-to-machine communication, and now there are first steps toward brain-to-brain communication. How do we prevent news of incremental  discoveries from transporting our imaginations way too far?



Speaking in Tongues: Glossalalia and Stress Reduction

Recent neurobiological research has shown that glossolalia may be a more directed activity than previously believed, and may play a direct role in defusing stress reactions.



Music Offers a Boost to Education in Low-SES Environments

High-schoolers who had only two years of music training got faster and did better at understanding speech in noise than peers who took a ROTC course instead. These skills are important for reading as well as understanding spoken language.

 



Hit Parade: The Future of the Sports Concussion Crisis

A postmortem brain study provides new and troubling evidence about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a long-term degenerative and incurable brain disease caused by repeated hits to the head. An author of the study, Chris Nowinski, a former college football player and professional wrestler, writes about how a concussion put him on the path of dedicating his life to making others aware of the dangers of CTE and toward developing a treatment.



Our Sixth Sense – and Seventh and Eighth...

Neuroscience has been revealing a multitude of interconnected sensory pathways.



The Senses—A Primer (Part I)

Although sensory systems share basic features of organization, each is uniquely designed to respond to a particular aspect of the world. We might think of the principal senses as variations on a common theme.



The Senses—A Primer (Part II)

Although sensory systems share basic features of organization, each is uniquely designed to respond to a particular aspect of the world. Here are some specifics on vision, hearing, taste and smell, and somatosensory systems.



Beyond Sentencing: How Neuroscience Has Already Changed the Legal System

Defendants are “blaming the brain” not only to mitigate sentences after conviction, but in their defense, of crimes from homicide to fraud. At the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Nita Farahany described the types of cases where neuro-evidence is already being used.

 



Stem Cell Model Offers a New Target in ALS

A compound built from skin cells of people with an inherited form of the disease appears to stem the growth of mutant proteins.