Imaging is becoming an increasingly important tool in both research and clinical care. This comprehensive report describes types of imaging and what the images can tell us about the brain. It is online in sections and also available complete as 45-page PDF.
A stroke—disrupted circulation that kills brain tissue—can devastate the brain, leaving neurological impairments including paralysis, partial or total language loss, and severe cognitive deficits. Prompt, effective treatment can mean the difference between an optimal recovery and permanent disability or death.
Previous primers have looked at hormones and the brain, brain receptors, neuroanatomy, the synapse, and biomarkers.
The site covers neuroscience basics as well as getting into more detail on topics like disease, memory, and language. Sections of the site are geared towards educators, policymakers, and the press, and all content is reviewed by scientists for accuracy. The Society for Neuroscience, The Kavli Foundation, and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation are founding partners, and several organizations, including the Dana Foundation, are content partners, providing information and articles.
The Royal Society in London has published four reports on neuroscience research and its implications for society and public policy. The first paper explores the intersection of neuroscience, society and policy; the second looks at the implications of neuroscience on education and learning. The third is on neuroscience, conflict, and security; the fourth, neuroscience and the law. The project is led by a steering committee chaired by European Dana Alliance vice-chairman Colin Blakemore.
The Charlie Rose Brain Series, which airs on PBS stations, is also available on the program's website. Each month, Rose speaks with neuroscientists and other experts on one aspect of the brain, from how we perceive the world to how we act in it.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online project, sponsored in part by the Dana Foundation, is an interactive Web site with information on neuroscience topics, especially on cognitive disorders, brain processes and research approaches. The site’s multimedia “maps” illuminate the connections between topics, so you can trace your own path through the site. [off-site link]
"Your Brain at Work: Making the Science of Learning and Memory Work for You" is an interactive Web site exploring how learning changes with age, learning better in the workplace and how a brain-healthy lifestyle can support learning throughout life. It's the newest piece in the Dana Alliance's Cognitive Fitness at Work series, developed in partnership with The Conference Board. [off-site link]
Gray Matters Radio Series: Produced by Public Radio International in association with the Dana Alliance, the series includes topics ranging from neuroethics to sports, fitness and the brain.
Brain in the News: Recommended reading selected by Dana editors, including articles and Web sites from around the world highlighting the latest discoveries about the brain.