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 Featured News and Articles

Read our new briefing paper, "How Should We Be Thinking About Genetic Studies?"
•  In our new grantee Q&A, "Music, Art, and Cognitive Benefit: Separating Fact from Fallacy," Elizabeth Spelke discusses the future direction of arts and cognition research, and puts into perspective the media attention given to her recently published study on the effects of music classes on math abilities in children.
Watch C-Span's coverage of our recent  Capitol Hill briefing about treating post-traumatic stress. Featured speakers were: General Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army (Retired), CEO, One Mind; Kathleen Chard, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati; JoAnn Difede, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College; and moderator Alan Leshner, Ph.D., CEO of AAAS.
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.