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Brain Connections 

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

 

Successful Aging & Your Brain

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives' Successful Aging & Your Brain program includes live public forums, printed and printable resources, and videos.

Reports on Progress

Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies. 

Briefing Papers

Briefing Papers take an in-depth look at basic and timely brain-related topics, like traumatic brain injury and obesity.


Recent Articles

Understanding Human Decision-Making: Neuroeconomics

In the past few decades, neuroscientists have made strides towards understanding where in the brain subjective value is represented and steps towards understanding how it is constructed.


The Brain’s Emotional Development

(Listen to Q&A with Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.)
New research is helping scientists learn about areas that are crucial to the brain's emotional development, and how our surroundings fit into the picture. The findings could have far-reaching implications for both parents and policy-makers.


Defending the Aging Brain

“The brain doesn’t want to be demented,” researcher David Bennett says, “and it has means to protect itself.” He and other scientists are starting to find clues to genetic factors in the biology of resilience.


Different Types of Music May Aid Stroke Recovery

Building on work showing that listening to music helps speed peoples’ recovery from stroke, researchers find that that peppy song you love triggers different brain areas than unfamiliar music.


How to Stay Sharp in Later Life

To prevent or slow cognitive decline in later life, one should adopt as many healthy lifestyle choices as possible, researcher Ian Deary told an audience at the Royal Society. His talk was organized by the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) and the University of the Third Age (U3A).


Modeling Rare Neurological Disease

A new technique that uses induced pluripotent stem cells from people with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease has told researchers a lot about that disease and offers proof of concept for its use for people with other diseases.