CEREBRUM ANTHOLOGY 2013
Emerging Ideas in Brain Science


Foreword by Bruce S.McEwen, Ph.D. 

Available March 2014

In this fifth annual edition, drawn from Cerebrum’s highly regarded Web edition, some of the foremost experts in brain science present their research—and their take—on issues that capture the harmony as well as the discord in the complex and evolving relationship between neuroscience and society. 

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., the Alfred E. Mirsky Professor and head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, provides an insightful perspective on the impact of neuroscience on his career, and also the issues that especially resonated with him in the anthology’s articles. 

 • Foreword    Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.

 • Chapter 1: The Evolution of Risk-Taking

Lee Alan Dugatkin, Ph.D.

 Chapter 2: Hit Parade: The Future of the Sports Concussion Crisis

Chris Nowinski

 Chapter 3: Epilepsy’s Big Fat Answer

John M. Freeman, M.D.

• Chapter 4: Psychiatric Drug Development: Diagnosing a Crisis

Steven E. Hyman, M.D.

 Chapter 5: Sound the Alarm: Fraud in Neuroscience

Stephen G. Lisberger, Ph.D.

  Chapter 6: Inside the Letterbox: How Literacy Transforms the Human Brain

Stanislas Dehaene, Ph.D.

 Chapter 7: Gut Feelings: Bacteria and the Brain

Jane A. Foster, Ph.D.

 Chapter 8: Do Cytokines Really Sing the Blues?

Charles L. Raison, M.D., and Andrew H. Miller, M.D.

 Chapter 9: ADHD: 10 Years Later

Philip Shaw, Ph.D.

 Chapter 10: Lewy Body Dementia: The Under-Recognized But Common Foe

James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., and Meera Balasubramaniam, M.D.

 Chapter 11: Getting High on the Endocannabinoid System

Bradley E. Alger. Ph.D.

 Chapter 12:  Migraine and Sleep: New Connections

Andrew H. Ahn, M.D., Ph.D., and Peter J. Goadsby, M.D., Ph.D.

Book Reviews

 * Chapter 13: Ain’t Know Mountain High Enough

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough

Reviewed by Silvia Bunge, Ph.D.

 Chapter 14: To Hell and Back

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Reviewed by David Lynch, M.D., Ph.D. 

 Chapter 15: Knitting Perspectives

The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

Reviewed by Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A.  

Endorsements

 “Since my role has expanded to teaching educators (beyond teaching in the medical environment), the Cerebrum articles have been invaluable assets; written in accessible language and still preserving scientific accuracy, these stories are exemplary references for the general public.”

– Martha B. Denckla, M.D., director of Developmental Cognitive Neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute

“I was pleased to hear that Dana Press was re-launching its Cerebrum Anthology, as I believe the sort of material that is published in the online journal  provides a unique and valuable resource of news, commentary, and review of neuroscience and related disciplines, for both the lay public and practicing neuroscientists."

Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., Adler Chair for Research on Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies

“Much wisdom shines through this extraordinary collection of superbly constructed essays addressing the conundrum of how an immaterial mind emerges from a material brain.”

Jerome Kagan, Ph.D., emeritus professor of Psychology, Harvard University

“Cerebrum makes important discoveries in brain science accessible, and is full of provocative questions about how and why our brains work the way they do—in health and illness. I cannot imagine a better source to keep the public up to date on important emerging issues.”

– Steven E. Hyman, M.D., director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute, Harvard University and M.I.T.

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