European Dana Alliance for the Brain

 

Publications and Videos

 

EDAB is committed to enhancing the public's understanding of why brain research is so important.

Every March, EDAB coordinates Brain Awareness Week, during which hundreds of public events in countries around the globe celebrate the progress and promise of brain research. Below are publications that have been translated to several languages as well as a video from Brain Awareness Week partners' events. 

NEW VIDEO- "Are we getting some sleep tonight or what?" is a play about the biochemical processes of sleep created to raise awareness and further education of students about the physiology of sleep and its importance to the human body. The play is sponsored by Hellenic Clinical Neurophysiology Society and supported by Hellenic Sleep Research Society, Hellenic Society for Neurosciences, and Greek National Union of Biochemists. 

Stay Sharp Bookmark
This bookmark illustrates four lifestyle factors that may contribute to the maintenance of cognitive function: mental activity, physical activity, social engagement, and the control of vascular risk factors.

Stay Sharp Bookmark 
(Also available in Slovenian)

  

More Mindbogglers
More Mindbogglers  (Available only in CzechHungarianPolish and Russian) 

It's Mindboggling!
Packed with information about the brain in a fun format of games, riddles, and puzzles, this booklet is perfect for secondary school students.

It's Mindboggling! 
16 pages, 432 Kb
(Also available in Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Turkish)

Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
A pamphlet that provides answers to commonly asked questions about the brain and its disorders. Learn whether memory loss is an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease; how brain-imaging techniques have affected neuroscience research and clinical care; what purpose sleep serves for the brain, and more.

Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research 
28 pages, 280 Kb
(Also available in Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian and Polish)

Brain Connections: Your Source Guide to Information on Brain Diseases and Disorders
A pocket-sized resource booklet produced for the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (US), listing more than 240 organizations to help those looking for information, referrals and other guidance in connection with brain-related disorders. Listings provide mailing addresses, toll-free numbers, e-mail and Web site addresses and identify the primary services each organization provides. Note: this booklet lists only U.S. organisations.

Brain Connections - 7th Edition, 2006-2008 
52 pages, 1.21 Mb

Chronic Health Issues
Although the rate of disability among older adults is dropping, half of all Americans live with at least one chronic health problem. For more than one third of Americans, chronic (long-lasting or recurring) illness takes the form of a brain disorder most often caused by stroke, head injury or degeneration of brain cells. Understanding the "what, when, why, and how" of your illness can help you manage your symptoms, make appropriate life adjustments and regain control of your life.

Chronic Health Issues 
16 pages, 595 Kb
(Also available in Czech, Hungarian and Polish)

Depression
Many people mistakenly believe that depression is normal for older people and that little can be done about it. Depression may be more common among older people, but it is not an inevitable part of aging. Depression is a serious medical disorder with biological causes that can be treated effectively in most people. Find out more about depression as we age and what can be done.

Depression 
10 pages, 492 Kb
(Also available in Czech, Hungarian and Polish )

Learning Throughout Life
The human brain is a learning machine. But do we learn the same no matter our age? Recent advances in brain research offer good news for anyone interested in maintaining brain health for a lifetime of learning. Learning Through Life provides you with important information to help you rev up your brain for learning.

Learning Throughout Life 
14 pages, 1.59 Mb
(Also available in Czech, Hungarian and Polish)

Memory Loss and Aging
Memory and forgetting are perfectly normal, and essential, parts of everyday life. But what happens when we get older? Is memory loss inevitable; is it an early sign of Alzheimer’s? Learn more about what we can do to preserve our memory and other mental abilities as we age.

Memory Loss and Aging 
10 pages, 1.65 Mb
(Also available in Czech, Hungarian and Polish)

Quality of Life
Modern medicine has extended our life span and is now rewriting the old rules of aging. More of us are living longer and want to live life to the fullest, no matter what our age. How much of the aging process is "normal" and how much can we do to improve our quality of life as we get older? Find out more about "cognitive fitness" and what brain research can tell us about the characteristics of successful brain aging.

  Quality of Life 
12 pages, 532 Kb
(Also available in Czech, Hungarian and Polish)

Publications only available in French, Italian, German and Spanish
  Quiz on the brain No 1 (Available only in French, Italian, and German)
Quiz on the brain No 2 (Available only in French, Italian, and German)
Quiz on the brain No 3 (Available only in French, Italian, and German)
The synaptic transmission (Available only in French and German)
Neurobiology of the memory (Available only in French, Italian, and German)
Neurobiology of the stress (Available only in French, Italian, and German)
The brain, what is it? (Available only in French, Italian, and German)
Press kit. Male brain/female brain (Available only in French, Italian, and German)
EDAB Infos: The Memory (Available only in French, Italian, German, and Spanish)
EDAB Infos: Dependencies (Available only in French, Italian, German, and Spanish)

 

Annual Progress Report on Brain Research
These reports describe and interpret important advances in neuroscience of the previous year, contributing to better diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the numerous diseases that affect the brain.

Progress Report 2009 - Perspectives on Substance Abuse Research 
128 pages, 1.75 Mb
(Also available in Czech, Hungarian and Polish )
Progress Report 2008 - Arts and Cognition 
129 pages, 1.10 Mb
(Also available in Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Spanish)
Progress Report 2007 - Neuroethics at 5 
142 pages, 760 Kb (Also available in French, German, Italian and Spanish)
Progress Report 2006 - Advances in Neuroimaging 
147 pages, 1.22 Mb (Also available in French, German, Italian and Spanish)
Progress Report 2005 - Arts and Cognition 
129 pages, 785 Kb (Also available in French, German  and Italian)
Progress Report 2004 - The Brain Immune Connection 
134 pages, 720 Kb (Also available in French, German and Italian)
Progress Report 2003 - Neuroethics: Conscience of the Brain 
60 pages, 709 Kb
Progress Report 2002 - Visions of the Brain: Cell Research Goes Forward 
52 pages, 525 Kb
Progress Report 2001 - Visions of the Brain: Imagine a World… 
46 pages, 365 Kb

Progress Report 2000 - Brain Research in the New Millennium 
71 pages, 346 Kb