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 Featured News and Articles

Dana Press has published two new books!  You've Got Some Explaining to Do: Advice for Neuroscientists Writing for Lay Readers, is a compact reference book for scientists writing for non-scientific audiences. Divided into three parts, readers will learn about perspective, audience, and voice; common practices that sharpen writing; and writing and visual style. Please contact for review copies. Also, read our recent Q&A with the book's author, Jane Nevins, Dana Press editor-in-chief emerita.
•  Cerebrum 2013: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science, is the fifth anthology of our popular journal, Cerebrum The book brings together more than a dozen articles and book reviews from the 2013 monthly Web edition, offering inquisitive readers the chance to read about new and provocative ideas in neuroscience from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists. Please contact for review copies.
Read a report from the recent Neuroscience & Society panel discussion, "Wake up, I’m Speaking: The Neuroscience of Sleep and Dreaming," held on March 11 in DC at AAAS.
Dana Foundation grantee Q&A: "What Neuroimaging Really Measures." The way fMRIs currently measure neural activity may be more complex than widely thought. Aniruddha Das, Ph.D., Columbia University, explains how he showed that fMRI measures multiple types of neural activity, and how this finding could lead to clearer interpretation of imaging results.
Briefing Paper: "Stroke’s Global Burden of Death and Disability Highlights Need for Awareness, Prevention, and Rehabilitative Strategies"