Press Room

The Dana Foundation's Communications department provides a free resource for journalists developing stories on topics related to the brain. To inquire about a brain expert or to request background information, please email pressinfo@dana.org with your question and your media affiliation, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Journalists can also request access to our searchable Brain Expert Directory of more than 350 North American experts in the major fields of neuroscience, all of whom are Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives members committed to public outreach. 

 Featured News and Articles

 
Emmy-award winning journalist Charlie Rose will receive the inaugural Dana Public Outreach Award for his commitment to educating the public about the importance of brain research through his broadcasting work.
   
•  Brain Awareness Week is March 13-19! Learn more about this global campaign to promote awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
   
In his recent research, Dana Foundation grantee Charles Limb found that musicians used the language areas of their brains when performing instrumental improvisation. In our new Scientist Q&A, he ponders the question: Could music be the mind’s universal language?
   
The need to incorporate sex influences into brain research is becoming more widely accepted, but how the research community should address sex as a biological variable remains hotly debated. Learn more in our Briefing Paper.
   
Find definitions for common brain terms in our expanded Brain Terms Glossary.