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Primers

Primers take an in-depth look at basic principles of neuroscience.

 

Lessons 

Science history, lessons, and news are covered at these sites.

Dana Publications 

Many of our free publications can be downloaded as PDFs and printed by you. Others you can order and we'll mail them to you.

Reports on Progress

Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies. 

Neuroeducation 

News, events, and commentary on bridging neuroscience and education.

Lending Library 

The Dana Alliance provides brain and neuron models, posters, and related educational materials to neuroscience departments to be used for educational outreach programming at local schools, community centers, museums, summer camps, etc.


Recent Articles

How Type 1 Diabetes Affects the Brain

The auto-immune disorder makes it harder to regulate glucose levels in the brain. While the focus has been on keeping their numbers above a certain threshold, staying below an upper limit may be equally important.


Informing Education with Neuroscience

Teachers want to take advantage of what we’ve learned about the brain and learning, but don’t always know how to tell what is solid science. Researchers at BNA 2017 Festival of Neuroscience described studies in classrooms themselves that show promise.


When is the Brain “Mature”?

Though most people in the US consider 18 to be the age maturity is reached, developmental neuroscientists say there isn’t a one size fits all age, nor a one size fits all method to measure it. In our new briefing paper, we explore how new scientific findings regarding the brain, adolescence, and neurodevelopment are informing law and policy across the country.


Examining the Causes of Autism

(Listen to Q&A with David G. Amaral, Ph.D.)
Autism is a broad, complex, and increasingly important brain disorder. Making it especially difficult to discuss in finite, conclusive terms is the fact that there is no biological test for autism; diagnosis is based on behavior, and the only verified treatment is intensive behavior therapy. Our author examines the prenatal factors that contribute to the disorder.


Searching for Effective Interventions in Dyslexia

Experimental trials of methods of sound discrimination and visual discrimination suggest new methods to try to help children read.


Incorporating Sex Influences into Today’s Brain Research

The need to incorporate sex influences in brain research is becoming more widely accepted, but how the research community should address sex as a biological variable remains hotly debated.


Closing the Language Skills Gap Among Children

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.