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Brain in the News

Brain in the News is a monthly print publication that features neuroscience content from around the world and a column from Dana scientific advisor Guy McKhann, M.D. We mail this to subscribers around the world.

Brain Glossary Brain Terms Glossary

Find definitions for common brain terms in our newly expanded glossary.

 

 
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Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research

A pamphlet that provides the answers to commonly asked questions about the brain and its disorders.

 

 
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 Successful Aging and the Brain
 

We all know people who seem to blossom after 50, or stay sharp into old age. What can we learn from them? Find out what steps you can take to improve your brain fitness, regardless of your age. 


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Successful Aging & Your Brain Puzzles
 

A series of free downloadable puzzles based on Successful Aging & Your Brain.

 
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Successful Aging & Your Brain Bookmark
 

Four lifestyle factors contribute to the maintenance of cognitive function: mental activity, physical activity, social engagement, and the control of vascular risk factors. Order copies of the bookmark here.


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We all know people who seem to blossom after 50, or stay sharp into old age. What can we learn from them? Find out what steps you can take to improve your brain fitness, regardless of your age. 

 
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 Puzzles

Ten classic Brain Awareness Week puzzles for all ages. 

 
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 Dana Press Books

Each year, we collect and reprint all the articles and book reviews from Cerebrum, our online journal of ideas. Some of our earlier books are also available as ebooks.  

For Kids

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It's Mindboggling!

Packed with information about the brain in a fun format of games, riddles, and puzzles for elementary and middle school students. (PDF)

Other languages available: 

 SpanishFlemishFrenchGermanItalianTurkish 

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More Mindbogglers!

An addition to It’s Mindboggling!, this publication is a closer look at learning and memory, the senses, drug addition, and how the brain and nervous system work, for elementary and middle school students.

Other languages available: 

 Turkish 

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Mindboggling Workbook

A fun-filled activity book about the brain for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9). Provides an introduction to how the brain works, what the brain does, its importance, and how to take care of it.

Other languages available: 

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More Puzzles from Brain Awareness Week

New in 2016: a series of fun and challenging puzzles that teach kids about the brain. The puzzles are organized by grade and age level. Each packet contains the puzzle answers and is available in color and black and white versions.

For Scientists and Other Writers

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You've Got Some Explaining to Do: Advice for Neuroscientists Writing for Lay Readers

A “must read” for neuroscientists writing for the general public. The author, who served as the first editor in chief of the Dana Press, brings more than 20 years of experience in translating neuroscience to lay readers. This is an easy-to-follow reference book where you can learn about your reader and your voice, common practices that sharpen your writing, and style.  You’ll want to keep it handy. (Also available as Free PDF)