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 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

Mindfulness-based meditation is now established as a valid stress-reduction tool, backed by a growing body of solid science illuminating its effects on the brain and health. Learn more in our new briefing paper, “The Mindful Brain: White-Matter Changes May Explain Behavioral Effects of Mindfulness Meditation Practices.”
•  Watch the video of the recent Capitol Hill Briefing, "Advancements in Neuroscience & the Collaboration Between Industry, Academia, and Government," hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science through the support of the Dana Foundation, and in conjunction with Rep. Chaka Fattah.
Cerebrum 2015: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science is now available for purchase! In this new book, twelve scientist-written articles address topics such as schizophrenia, binge-eating disorder, and how storytelling affects the brain. Learn more in our press release.
Read about our public event with the American Association for the Advancement of Science on the science and policy of marijuana. You can also watch the entire event on our YouTube channel.
Congratulations to Emery Powell and Sepehr Asgari, the first and second place winners of our Design a Brain Experiment competition! These high school students submitted impressive proposals to treat ‪Alzheimer's disease and the neurological damage caused by bacterial meningitis.