• A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana Review by Bradley E. Alger, Ph.D. (book cvr - feat)

    Cerebrum Book Review

    David Casarett’s Stoned  gives patients and caregivers a balanced, insightful view of medical marijuana in an entertaining, straight-talking way, says Bradley E. Alger in his review for Cerebrum.

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    Cerebrum Anthology 2015

     Cerebrum is back in book form by popular demand. The Anthology brings together more than a dozen articles and book reviews from the 2015 monthly Web edition, offering inquisitive readers the chance to read about new and provocative ideas in neuroscience from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists. Available now at Amazon.

    Available at Amazon
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    European Dana Alliance Member Q&A

    Grega Repovš at the University of Ljubljana talks about his work studying brain connectivity and his efforts to promote research connectivity as well as public awareness of brain issues in Slovenia. (PDF)

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    The Dana Research Centre and Library at the Science Museum opens

    The Dana Research Centre and Library at the Science Museum in London opened on March 31. It provides a world-class setting for academic research as well as access to the Museum’s unparalleled library and archive holdings of more than 500,000 items, from Isaac Newton, Charles Babbage, Albert Einstein, and others.

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    Winners of the Design a Brain Experiment Competition

    First place goes to Emery Powell, a senior from Bard High School Early College Queens (photo at right), and second place to Sepehr Asgari at Carmel High School in Indiana. Congratulations!

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Top Stories

How Zika Virus Affects the Developing Brain

by Moheb Costandi



After crossing the placenta, the virus appears to kill the radial glia, the ‘founder’ stem cells that generate all cell types in the cortex.




Investigating Connectivity

by Carl Sherman

Researchers share progress on the effects of altering synaptic connections in the brain at a symposium at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Team Science

by Carl Sherman

By sharing information and combining data on psychiatric disorders, “we’re starting to nail down some real findings—reliable genetic associations that are meaningful, consistent, and measurable,” says one researcher.

Zika Virus Update

by Guy McKhann, MD


What is the pathology of the Zika virus and how can it be combatted? Our monthly column from Brain in the News



A Study of Motivation

by Kayt Sukel


 R. Alison Adcock, M.D., Ph.D.

It’s difficult to know what motivates people, but R. Alison Adcock’s lab is using imaging to study how states like desire and curiosity can facilitate “motivated memory.” Her work could have implications in the education field, but also in other learning contexts like psychotherapy and behavior change. One of our series of Neuroscientist Q&As.


Imaging the Neural Symphony

April 1, 2016

by Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.

 Cerebrum - article

A method called two-photon microscopy allows scientists to peer farther into the brain than ever before. Our article describes the advances that led to this remarkable breakthrough—one that is helping neuroscientists better understand neural networks.

Featured Publications

Q&A: Answering Your Questions about Brain Research:

Q&A: Answering Your Questions about Brain Research: A series of fact sheets based on our Q&A booklet, in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

Featured Video

Successful Aging & Your Brain, presented by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives in partnership with the Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer, at the Up With Aging free brain health event during Brain Awareness Week 2016.