Brain Basics


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Getting People Talking: Promoting Public Engagement with Neuroethics
An interview with Civic Science Fellow Claire Weichselbaum on developing new approaches for public engagement around the ethical and societal impacts of neuroscience.
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Building Trust, Breaking Down Barriers to Co-Creating the Future of Neuroscience
Neuroscience is not just for scientists! At a panel during the 2023 AAAS annual meeting, researchers presented several successful pilot projects that offer models for drawing non-scientists into the conversation about how science is created, applied, and given priority.
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Inside the Brain: Knowable Series Launch
How does our sense of self persist throughout life, when our bodies, and especially our brains, look and work very differently at various stages of our lives, from infancy to late adulthood? Register for the free, virtual series Inside the Brain: A Lifetime of Change.
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Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Emilie Tresse-Gommeaux, Ph.D.
Emilie Tresse-Gommeaux, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, where she also helps lead the development of the school’s annual Brain Awareness Week events. The Danish institution was a 2022 recipient of the FENS/Dana Foundation Brain Awaren...
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Misinformation Epidemic Raises Stakes for Solutions
Can cognitive-training tools equip people to resist fake news? Are top-down measures necessary? Neuroscientists help sort out what could work.
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Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Rossana C. Zepeda and Claudia Juárez-Portilla
Rossana Citlali Zepeda, Ph.D., and Claudia Juárez-Portilla, Ph.D., are neuroscientists and faculty members of Universidad Veracruzana’s Biomedical Research Center in Mexico. For the past several years, they have been coordinating a series of free, public events for Brain Awareness Week, to shed light on the importan...
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Can Social Prescriptions Improve Cognitive and Mental Health?
Social connectedness gains ground as a formal strategy for reducing health burdens.
Survey Finds Brain Health is a Top Priority for Americans
An executive overview of the Jan 2023 Dana Foundation / Research!America survey of American's views on the brain and brain health.
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Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Adejoke Elizabeth Memudu, Ph.D.
In Edo State, Nigeria, Dr. Memudu and colleagues scheduled some Brain Awareness events in a cascade: starting the discussion on a radio show in the morning and ending with an in-person discussion in the evening.
Dana Alliances: Mission Accomplished
A look back at three decades of education, influence, and outreach.
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