• Howard Hurtig, M.D.

    Cerebrum Podcast:
    The Many Faces of Parkinson’s Disease

    Howard Hurtig, M.D., the Chair Emeritus of the Department of Neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital, discusses his Cerebrum article, what inspired him to research, and the challenges associated with solving a neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people.

  • Heather Berlin and standup comedian Chuck Nice

    Dana Podcast:
    Your Brain on Improv

    Cognitive neuroscientist Heather Berlin and standup comedian Chuck Nice team to explain the mechanisms in the brain that allow you to think and act spontaneously in your everyday life—or in the spotlight. 

  • Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt’s Consciousness Demystified

    Cerebrum Book Review

    Richard Brown reviews Consciousness Demystified, a book that attempts to sort through some of the mysteries surrounding consciousness.

    Read review

Top Stories

fMRI: Still Not a Mind Reader

by Moheb Costandi

fmriAdvances in functional MRI and other brain scanning technologies enable researchers to “decode” brain activity with increasing accuracy, but ethical concerns remain.


Oxytocin: the Molecule of Love, Trust, Morality, and Sociality?

by Brenda Patoine

oxytocinNeuroscientists express cautious enthusiasm about oxytocin’s potential applications, but also warn of misperceptions brought on by oversimplified reporting.



The Neurobiology of Resilience

by Brenda Patoine

Most drug development for depression has focused on undoing the bad effects of stress, but new research suggests that finding ways to induce resilience could lead to new treatments.

The Mindful Brain

by Brenda Patoine

Mindful MeditationMindfulness-based meditation is now established as a valid stress-reduction tool, backed by a growing body of solid science illuminating its effects on the brain and health.



Pfizer’s Alzheimer’s Drug Decision

by Philip M. Boffey

Phil_Boffey_tIs a pharmaceutical giant morally obligated to spend $80 million on a clinical trial when its research suggests that a new drug may hold the promise to treat Alzheimer’s disease?  Our monthly Neuroethics column.


What Does it Mean When What Looks Like Alzheimer’s isn’t Alzheimer’s?

by Sophie Fessl


Patients with LATE experience symptoms that match those of Alzheimer’s disease, but their brains do not show Alzheimer’s hallmarks.




Investigating Individual Differences

by Kayt Sukel

Individual-differences-tWe are not all wired the same: The same signal can take vastly different paths through the connections of the brain from person to person—and even in the same person at different times. Researchers are applying an idea from physics to try to explain how and why.


The Many Faces of Parkinson’s Disease

August 8, 2019

by Sarah Horn, M.D.,
and Howard Hurtig, M.D.

The Many Faces of Parkinson’s Disease (spotlight)

The more we know about its non-motor symptoms—depression, dementia, fatigue, and others—the better we can treat, and perhaps find a cure.

Events and Deadlines

IBRO World Conference

9/21/2019- 9/25/2019


Daegu, Korea

International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

10/17/2019- 10/18/2019

International Neuroethics Society

Chicago, IL

Neuroscience 2019

10/19/2019- 10/23/2019

Society for Neuroscience

Chicago, IL

Learning How to Learn

11/22/2019- 11/24/2019

Learning & the Brain


Featured Publication

Successful Aging & Your Brain Puzzles

Successful Aging & Your Brain Puzzles Have fun while keeping your mind sharp! (PDF)

Featured Video

BrainWorks - In this episode, join bioengineering professor Eric Chudler and a group of curious kids investigating brain-computer interfaces. This episode was just nominated for a NW Emmy Award.