Annual Report 2006 Books, Publications, and Broadcasts
Annual Report 2006


April, 2007

BRAIN and MIND

BEST OF THE BRAIN FROM SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Mind, Matter, and Tomorrow’s Brain

Floyd E. Bloom, M.D., Editor

Top neuroscientist Floyd E. Bloom has selected the most fascinating brain-related articles from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind since 1999 in this collection. Divided into three sections—Mind, Matter, and Tomorrow’s Brain—this compilation offers the latest information from the front lines of brain research. 30 full-color illustrations.

Cloth, 300 pp. 1-932594-22-1 • $25.00 (Available Spring 2007)

CEREBRUM 2007: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science

Cynthia A. Read, Editor.  Foreword by Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.

Prominent scientists and other thinkers explain, applaud, and protest new ideas arising from discoveries about the brain in this first yearly anthology from Cerebrum’s Web journal for inquisitive general readers. 10 black-and-white illustrations.

Paper 225 pp. 1-932594-24-8 • $14.95 (Available Spring 2007)

MIND WARS: Brain Research and National Defense

Jonathan Moreno, Ph.D.

A leading ethicist examines national security agencies’ work on defense applications of brain science and the ethical issues to consider.

Cloth 210 pp. 1-932594-16-7 • $23.95

 THE DANA GUIDE TO BRAIN HEALTH: A Practical Family Reference from Medical Experts (with CD-ROM)

Floyd E. Bloom, M.D., M. Flint Beal, M.D., and David J. Kupfer, M.D., Editors.  Foreword by William Safire

The only complete, authoritative family-friendly guide to the brain’s development, health, and disorders. The Dana Guide to Brain Health offers ready reference to our latest understanding of brain diseases as well as information to help you participate in your family’s care. 16 full-color illustrations and more than 200 black-and-white drawings.

Paper (with CD-ROM) 733 pp. 1-932594-10-8 • $25.00

THE CREATING BRAIN: The Neuroscience of Genius

Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.

A noted psychiatrist and best-selling author explores how the brain achieves creative breakthroughs, including such questions as how creative people are different and the difference between genius and intelligence. Andreasen also describes how to develop our creative capacity. 33 illustrations/photos.

Cloth 197 pp. 1-932594-07-8 • $23.95

THE ETHICAL BRAIN

Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D.

Explores how the lessons of neuroscience help resolve today’s ethical dilemmas, ranging from when life begins to free will and criminal responsibility. The author, a pioneer in cognitive neuroscience, is a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics.

Cloth 201 pp.1-932594-01-9 • $25.00

A GOOD START IN LIFE: Understanding Your Child’s Brain and Behavior from Birth to Age 6

Norbert Herschkowitz, M.D., and Elinore Chapman Herschkowitz

The authors show how brain development shapes a child’s personality and behavior, discussing appropriate rule setting, the child’s moral sense, temperament, language, playing, aggression, impulse control, and empathy. 13 illustrations.

Cloth 283 pp. 0-309-07639-0 • $22.95

Paper (updated with new material) 312 pp. 0-9723830-5-0 • $13.95

BACK FROM THE BRINK: How Crises Spur Doctors to New Discoveries About the Brain

Edward J. Sylvester

In two academic medical centers, Columbia’s New York-Presbyterian and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, a new breed of doctor, the neurointensivist, saves patients with life-threatening brain injuries. 16 illustrations/photos.

Cloth 296 pp. 0-9723830-4-2 • $25.00

THE BARD ON THE BRAIN: Understanding the Mind Through the Art of Shakespeare and the Science of Brain Imaging

Paul Matthews, M.D., and Jeffrey McQuain, Ph.D.   Foreword by Diane Ackerman

Explores the beauty and mystery of the human mind and the workings of the brain, following the path the Bard pointed out in 35 of the most famous speeches from his plays. 100 illustrations.

Cloth 248 pp. 0-9723830-2-6 • $35.00

STRIKING BACK AT STROKE: A Doctor-Patient Journal

Cleo Hutton and Louis R. Caplan, M.D.

A personal account with medical guidance from a leading neurologist for anyone enduring the changes that a stroke can bring to a life, a family, and a sense of self. 15 illustrations. 

Cloth 240 pp. 0-9723830-1-8 • $27.00

UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION: What We Know and What You Can Do About It

J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., M.D., and Leslie Alan Horvitz.  Foreword by Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.

What depression is, who gets it and why, what happens in the brain, troubles that come with the illness, and the treatments that work.

Cloth 304 pp. 0-471-39552-8 • $24.95

Paper 296 pp. 0-471-43030-7 • $14.95

KEEP YOUR BRAIN YOUNG: The Complete Guide to Physical and Emotional Health and Longevity

Guy McKhann, M.D., and Marilyn Albert, Ph.D.

Every aspect of aging and the brain: changes in memory, nutrition, mood, sleep, and sex, as well as the later problems in alcohol use, vision, hearing, movement, and balance.

Cloth 304 pp. 0-471-40792-5 • $24.95

Paper 304 pp. 0-471-43028-5 • $15.95

THE END OF STRESS AS WE KNOW IT

Bruce McEwen, Ph.D., with Elizabeth Norton Lasley.  Foreword by Robert Sapolsky

How brain and body work under stress and how it is possible to avoid its debilitating effects.

Cloth 239 pp. 0-309-07640-4 • $27.95

Paper 262 pp. 0-309-09121-7 • $19.95

IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CORD: Solving the Mystery of Spinal Cord Regeneration

Luba Vikhanski

The story of the scientists and science involved in the international scientific race to find ways to repair the damaged spinal cord and restore movement. 21 photos and 12 illustrations.

Cloth 269 pp. 0-309-07437-1 • $27.95

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN

Richard Restak, M.D.  Foreword by David Grubin

Companion book to the PBS series of the same name, exploring recent discoveries about the brain from infancy through old age.

Cloth 201 pp. 0-309-07435-5 • $35.00

THE LONGEVITY STRATEGY: How to Live to 100 Using the Brain-Body Connection

David Mahoney and Richard Restak, M.D.  Foreword by William Safire

Advice on the brain and aging well.

Cloth 250 pp. 0-471-24867-3 • $22.95

Paper 272 pp. 0-471-32794-8 • $14.95

STATES OF MIND: New Discoveries About How Our Brains Make Us Who We Are

Roberta Conlan, Editor

Adapted from the Dana/Smithsonian Associates lecture series by eight of the country’s top brain scientists, including the 2000 Nobel laureate in medicine, Eric Kandel.

Cloth 214 pp. 0-471-29963-4 • $24.95

Paper 224 pp. 0-471-39973-6 • $18.95

 

THE DANA FOUNDATION SERIES ON NEUROETHICS

DEFINING RIGHT AND WRONG IN BRAIN SCIENCE: Essential Readings in Neuroethics

Walter Glannon, Ph.D., Editor

The fifth volume in the Dana Foundation Series on Neuroethics, this collection marks the five-year anniversary of the first meeting in the field of neuroethics, providing readers with a complete guide to the historical, present, and future ethical issues facing neuroscience and society. 10 black-and-white illustrations.

Paper 350 pp. 1-932594-25-6 $15.95 (Available Spring 2007)

HARD SCIENCE, HARD CHOICES: Facts, Ethics, and Policies Guiding Brain Science Today

Sandra J. Ackerman, Editor

Top scholars and scientists discuss new and complex medical and social ethics brought about by advances in neuroscience. Based on an invitational meeting cosponsored by the Library of Congress, the National Institutes of Health, the Columbia University Center for Bioethics, and the Dana Foundation.

Paper 152 pp. 1-932594-02-7 • $12.95

NEUROSCIENCE AND THE LAW: Brain, Mind, and the Scales of Justice

Brent Garland, Editor. With commissioned papers by Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., and Megan S. Steven; Laurence R. Tancredi, M.D., J.D.; Henry T. Greely, J.D.; and Stephen J. Morse, J.D., Ph.D.

How discoveries in neuroscience influence criminal and civil justice. Based on an invitational meeting of 26 top neuroscientists, legal scholars, attorneys, and state and federal judges convened by the Dana Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Paper 226 pp.1-932594-04-3 • $8.95

BEYOND THERAPY: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness. A Report of the President’s Council on Bioethics

Special Foreword by Leon R. Kass, M.D., Chairman.  Introduction by William Safire

Can biotechnology satisfy human desires for better children, superior performance, ageless bodies, and happy souls? This report says these possibilities present us with profound ethical challenges and choices. Includes dissenting commentary by scientist members of the council.

Paper 376 pp. 1-932594-05-1 • $10.95

NEUROETHICS: Mapping the Field. Conference Proceedings

Steven J. Marcus, Editor

Proceedings of the landmark 2002 conference organized by Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, at which more than 150 neuroscientists, bioethicists, psychiatrists and psychologists, philosophers, and professors of law and public policy debated the ethical implications of neuroscience research findings. 50 illustrations.

Paper 367 pp. 0-9723830-0-X • $10.95

 

IMMUNOLOGY

RESISTANCE: The Human Struggle Against Infection

Norbert Gualde, M.D., translated by Steven Rendall

Traces the histories of epidemics and the emergence or re-emergence of diseases, illustrating how new global strategies and research of the body’s own weapons of immunity can work together to fight tomorrow’s inevitable infectious outbreaks.

Cloth 219 pp. 1-932594-00-0 $25.00

FATAL SEQUENCE: The Killer Within

Kevin J. Tracey, M.D.

An easily understood account of the spiral of sepsis, a sometimes fatal crisis that most often affects patients who are fighting off nonfatal illnesses or injury. Tracey puts the scientific and medical story of sepsis in the context of his battle to save a burned baby, a sensitive tale of cutting-edge science.

Cloth 225 pp. 1-932594-06-X • $23.95

Paper 225 pp. 1-932594-09-4 • $12.95

 

ARTS EDUCATION

A WELL-TEMPERED MIND: Using Music to Help Children Listen and Learn

Peter Perret and Janet Fox.  Foreword by Maya Angelou

Five musicians enter elementary school classrooms, helping children learn about music and contributing to both higher enthusiasm and improved academic performance. This charming story gives us a taste of things to come in one of the newest areas of brain research: the effect of music on the brain. 12 illustrations.

Cloth 231 pp. 1-932594-03-5 • $22.95

Paper 231 pp. 1-932594-08-6 • $12.00

 

FREE EDUCATIONAL BOOKS

(Information about ordering and downloadable PDFs are available at www.dana.org.)

 

PARTNERING ARTS EDUCATION: A Working Model from ArtsConnection

Describes how classroom teachers and artists learned to form partnerships as they built successful residencies in schools. Partnering Arts Education provides insight and concrete steps in the ArtsConnection model. 55 pp.

ACTS OF ACHIEVEMENT: The Role of Performing Arts Centers in Education

Profiles of more than 60 programs, plus eight extended case studies, from urban and rural communities across the United States, illustrating different approaches to performing arts education programs in school settings. Black-and-white photos throughout. 164 pp.

PLANNING AN ARTS-CENTERED SCHOOL: A Handbook

A practical guide for those interested in creating, maintaining, or upgrading arts-centered schools. Includes curriculum and development, governance, funding, assessment, and community participation. Black-and-white photos throughout. 164 pp.

THE DANA SOURCEBOOK OF BRAIN SCIENCE: Resources for Teachers and Students, Fourth Edition

A basic introduction to brain science, its history, current understanding of the brain, new developments, and future directions. 16 color photos, 29 black-and-white photos, 26 black-and-white illustrations.160 pp.

THE DANA SOURCEBOOK OF IMMUNOLOGY: Resources for Secondary and Post-Secondary Teachers and Students

An introduction to how the immune system protects us, what happens when it breaks down, the diseases that threaten it, and the unique relationship between the immune system and the brain. 5 color photos, 36 black-and-white photos, 11 black-and-white illustrations. 116 pp. ISSN: 1558-6758

 

PERIODICALS

Dana Press also offers several periodicals dealing with arts education, immunology, and brain science. These periodicals are available free to subscribers by mail. Please visit www.dana.org. 

 

ON THE WEB

 Webcasts

Watch and listen to Webcasts from the Dana Centre in London, the Dana Center in Washington, DC, and other locales at www.dana.org/broadcasts/webcasts.  Recent Webcasts are on such timely issues as immunology’s promise in curing cancer and how schools can better teach science.

Podcasts

The podcast section of the Dana Web site, www.dana.org/broadcasts/podcasts, features the latest Gray Matters radio programs and other brain-related forums and discussions.

News and Views

Find information to fill you in on the background of breaking news—and maybe a scoop or two on Dana’s News pages, via www.dana.org.  The Dana Press blog will point you to stories and advances you might have missed, as well as give you a chance to put in your two cents’ worth.