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    Submit a Design in our Sticker Contest!

    We want your creative input! Design the 2019 Brain Awareness Week campaign sticker for a chance to win cash prizes and see your work around the world. Deadline is October 15. Creativity encouraged!

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    Cerebrum Podcast:
    The Brain’s Waste-Removal System

    Helene Benveniste, Ph.D., a professor of anesthesiology at Yale, talks about her Cerebrum article, “The Brain’s Waste-Removal System,” and her role in the groundbreaking discovery of  the glymphatic system in 2012.

  • Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains

    Cerebrum Book Review

    Richard Restak reviews Unthinkable, a book about how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and, in some cases, brilliant and alarming ways.

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    Successful Aging and Your Brain

    The Successful Aging & Your Brain program focuses on understanding how the brain works and maximizing brain function and health. The program includes live public forums, videos, and printed resources.

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    Lesson Plans for K-5

    Introducing our new lesson plans for students K-5! Build-a-Brain, Protect Your Brain, and Expose Your Nose each have lesson plans and teacher PowerPoints.

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Top Stories

Reversing the Alzheimer’s Catastrophe

by Kayt Sukel


Dana Grantee Huntington Potter has found a promising potential treatment for Alzheimer’s by looking at the disease mechanisms of rheumatoid arthritis. One of our series of Q&As with neuroscientists.


Predicting Suicides—Beyond STARRS

by Kayt Sukel

Suicide-Prevention-80After the Army successfully trained a computer program to find people in their health databases who were at serious risk of self-harm, the Veterans Administration did it service-wide. Could civilian healthcare providers do the same?

Advances in Biomarkers: Using Machine Learning to Develop a Test for Autism

by Kayt Sukel

Studies that use an algorithm to successfully predict if a child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on metabolites in a blood sample have been replicated in small samples.

What is ‘Well’?

by Moheb Costandi


Are we using the right standards when judging whether a psychiatric intervention, such as deep brain stimulation, is working, asked neurologist Helen Mayberg during the EDAB Special Lecture on Neuroethics during the recent FENS Forum.

Digging into Sleep’s Effects

by Carl Sherman


Why are some people so resilient to the ills of sleep deprivation? Researchers look for answers at the molecular level.



Grief vs. Depression: Psychiatry Grapples with Defining the Lines Between ‘Typical’ Grieving, ‘Complicated’ Grief, and Clinical Depression

by Brenda Patoine

Depression Grief briefingpaperThe interrelationships between grief and depression are multifaceted–they share common features and can co-occur. How do we differentiate between these similar but different mental states?



A Novel Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

September 12, 2018

by Albert La Spada, M.D., Ph.D.

 A Novel Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Turning off genes may have implications for treating Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Events and Deadlines

Neuro-Immunology: The Impact of Immune Function on Alzheimer’s Disease


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Scientific Creativity to Understand Alzheimer's Disease

10/12/2018- 10/13/2018

The International Center for Biomedicine

Santiago, Chile

2018 International Mental Health Research Symposium


Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Kaufman Music Center

Featured Publication

Cerebrum 2017

Cerebrum 2017 - Can lifestyle changes help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? How much does smell impact our mood and behavior? The answers to these questions and more can be found in our book of articles and book reviews written by prominent neuroscientists. This compendium of timely ideas will provide you with a greater understanding of how advances in neuroscience can help us lead longer, healthier lives.

Featured Video

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities recently co-hosted a symposium on human brain organoids, supported by the Dana Foundation. See videos of the talks and an article on the symposium on the INS website.