Dana Alliance Members' News and Views
Dana Alliance Member Newsletters
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times titled "To Know Suicide: Depression Can Be Treated, but It Takes Competence " where she discusses the importance of competence in addition to empathy in treating depression.
Joseph E. LeDoux, Ph.D., interviewed Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., about how the brain may or may not govern free will and the difference between the conscious mind and physical and biological brain. After the interview, LeDoux's band the Amygdaloids are featured in a music video for their song titled "How Free is Your Will?"
In a Dana Scientist Q & A, Elizabeth S. Spelke, Ph.D., discussed a recent study done by her and her colleagues published in PLOS One in which they found no causal effect of music training on improving cognitive functioning. Regardless of this fact, Spelke believes that more research needs to be done on arts, cognition and the brain and supports music and the arts.
In a March Brain in the News article,Get to Know your BRAIN, Guy M. McKhann, M.D. discusses President Barack Obama's BRAIN initiative and reviews it effectiveness and assesses whether it has succeeded.
In her "Message from the President" column, 2014 Society for Neuroscience president Carol A. Mason, Ph.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, talks about the importance of scientists engaging and educating the public about neuroscience research not just during Brain Awareness Week, but year-round.
Brenda A. Milner interviewed for New York Times article
Brenda A. Milner, Sc.D., speaks about her work tracing memory to specific regions of the brain (including her studies of amnesia patient H.M. in the 1950s) and her current research and mentoring of postdocs at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.
The Arts of Neuroscientists
Conversations with DABI members about
their artistic pursuits.
Books by DABI Members