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    Brain Terms Glossary

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

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    The Drinking Water Conundrum

    How effective is the Clean Water Act? How can you find out if your drinking water is safe? Has the calamity in Flint, Michigan changed things? This month’s Cerebrum podcast features Ellen K. Silbergeld, Ph.D., author of our July article, “Drinking Water and the Developing Brain.” Silbergeld, a Johns Hopkins professor and winner of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, is one of the world’s foremost experts on water neurotoxicity.

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    Awards for Neuroscience Outreach

    Professor Paul Bolam (UK) and The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (Israel) were awarded prestigious prizes for their outreach efforts on behalf of neuroscience. The awards were presented during the FENS Forum this past weekend.

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    What We Can Learn from the Minds of Olympic Athletes

    As the world watches the Olympic Games in Rio, we ask neurologist John Krakauer what is it specifically about the brains of these athletes that allows them to reach these levels. And how might what we learn about the minds of super athletes inform rehabilitation after stroke or brain injury?

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Top Stories

Center Stage for Targeting Migraine and its Treatment

by Michael A. Moskowitz, M.D.

ROP - August 2016 - Moskowitz - author - thmbMigraine is not a fatal disorder but can ruin a life and a family.  Clinically migraine varies from patient to patient and reflects a highly choreographed interplay between brain and the environment.  Here is the latest on what now is understood about migraine and what are becoming effective drug targets for treatment. One of our series of Reports on Progress.

Brain Link Established Between Stress and Type 2 Diabetes

by Kayt Sukel

Researchers describe sequence from distractibility to anxiety to inflammation to diabetes.

Decoding the Patterns in Sleep

by Moheb Costandi

Researchers at the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Copenhagen suggested that differences in sleep waves could reflect intelligence or disease states.

Brain Stimulation + Imaging Pack Dual Punch to Treat, Unravel Depression Circuitry

by Brenda Patoine

Amit Etkin (thmb)We speak with Dana grantee Amit Etkin, whose lab is investigating the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in combination with whole-brain EEG and functional MRI to treat depression and help unravel its underlying brain circuitry. One of our series of Scientist Q & As.

Paving the Way for Apps in Mental Health Care

by Kayt Sukel

MentalHealthApps (thmb)The World Health Organization estimates that 55 percent of individuals in developed countries like the U.S. are not getting the mental health treatment they require. Can mental health apps help fill the void for those who lack access to in-person care? One of our series of Briefing Papers.


Here’s to the Tinkerers

by Guy McKhann, MD


French neurosurgeon Alim-Louis Benabid may not have been the likeliest candidate to come up with a novel use for deep brain stimulation, but his pioneering method helped treat Parkinson's disease. Our monthly column from Brain in the News



Making Mental Health a Global Priority

August 16, 2016

by Patricio V. Marquez, ScM.,
and Shekhar Saxena, M.D.

 Cerebrum - article

The World Bank Group and the World Health Organization are leading an initiative to find solutions to a mental health problem of global proportions.

Events and Deadlines

Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture 2016: BridgeSYNAPSES

9/22/2016- 9/24/2016

Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

La Jolla, CA

Free Webinar: Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Emerging Paradigms in Drug Discovery & Chemical Biology


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

International Neuroethics Society 2016 Annual Meeting

11/10/2016- 11/11/2016

International Neuroethics Society

San Diego, CA

Featured Publications

Cerebrum Anthology 2015:

Cerebrum Anthology 2015: Bringing together more than a dozen articles and book reviews from the 2015 monthly Web edition, offering inquisitive readers the chance to read about new and provocative ideas in neuroscience from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists.

Featured Video

Zika: Advancements in Research to Tackle the Virus. Capitol Hill Briefing took place on Wednesday, July 6, 2016; panelists were Hongjun Song, Ph.D., and John Brownstein, Ph.D.