Parsing the Contradictions: Marijuana and the Brain

December 6, 2016

In the US, many states have legalized pot use without waiting for the science. At the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, researchers scrambling to catch up described possible mechanisms and potential uses for compounds found in the plant.

Mapping Spatial Navigation Abilities

December 1, 2016

First data from massive online way-finding game highlights differences across sex and geography. Someday, an app such as this might help identify people sliding into dementia.

What is Enough? Sensory Experience and Brain Development

November 29, 2016

“Over” stimulation may offer benefits and dangers, research in rodents presented at the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting.

Sorting Out the Links Between Menopause and Memory Decline

November 21, 2016

New study suggests that memory changes in women in mid-life might be influenced by dropping hormonal levels.

Hormonal Contraception Linked to Increased Risk of Depression

November 16, 2016

A longitudinal study in Denmark shows many young women who were prescribed hormonal treatments were also prescribed first treatments for depression soon after.  

Predicting Risk, Targeting Attention

November 7, 2016

At a recent NYAS symposium, researchers discuss combining biological data—and implementing app-based tracking--to improve diagnoses.

How Are Direct-to-Consumer-Advertisements Changing Psychiatric Drug Use?

October 31, 2016

It’s hard to say, because so few studies have looked at it. A review of the available research suggests people do ask for a drug they’ve seen advertised on TV—and doctors do give it to them.

Could Shared Medical Conditions Offer Insights into Treating Neurodevelopmental Disorders?

October 25, 2016

People with neuro-troubles often also have the same additional physical ailments. Seeking genetic clusters for both might open new paths to treatments.

The Revival of Brain PET

October 17, 2016

The development of new ‘radiotracers’ that bind to different proteins has opened a window into synaptic pruning, neurogenesis in the living human brain.

Closing the Language Skills Gap Among Children

October 11, 2016

Many children are at a disadvantage even before they walk into an early Head Start or pre-K program.What do we know and what can be done to mitigate the long-term effects of this deficit? A researcher, an outreach specialist, and a federal official discussed data,programs, and policy during a recent forum in Washington, DC.

In Memoriam: Barbara Rich

October 4, 2016

In Memoriam: Barbara Rich 2016-10-04 With regret the Dana Foundation announces that Barbara Rich , executive vice president of communications, died on Saturday, October 2, 2016. She had worked at the Foundation since 1995. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our co

Multi-Modal Model of Psychosis

October 4, 2016

Could running a series of tests in a certain order better predict who is at risk for progression from schizophrenia to psychosis?

Targeting Dyslexia

September 27, 2016

Researchers turn to infants and “pre-readers” to see if difficulty in reading changes the brain or if the differences were there to begin with.

Refining the Connections

September 20, 2016

Why do so many disorders, especially schizophrenia, develop in adolescence? University of Cambridge researchers find myelination increases even as gray matter decreases, in “normal” teens—especially in areas linking brain networks.

A Biophysical Theory of Beta Waves

September 12, 2016

In a new model, researchers at Brown University posit that one pattern of electrical activity, beta waves, may arise from the thalamus.

Page: 1 of 46