Brain Basics


The Pressure to Perform
Are those who perform before the public—hundreds, thousands, even millions of spectators at a time—at heightened risk of mental illness? It’s complicated.
Migraine: The Road to New Targeted Drugs
The 2021 Brain Prize went to four individuals whose independent research led to useful treatments for a disorder affecting a billion people.
Magic of the Mind
After receiving his degree in neurobiology, our author decided to pursue a career as a magician, a profession that requires a unique understanding of how the mind works.
Brain Trees
A sampling of work by Dana Simmons, Ph.D., a neuroscientist who created works of art from the beauty she saw through the use of microscopy to study autism.
A Conversation Worth Having
A psychiatrist falls seriously ill, and considers anew the dogma not to share details of one's life with one's patients.
False Hope and Deep Pockets
So far, the story of the new drug Aduhelm, intended to treat signs of Alzheimer's disease, is "buyer beware."
Cerebrum Fall 2021 Issue
Table of contents, with links, for this issue of Cerebrum's emagazine
Understanding New Brain Research Models
Scientists can now grow living human brain tissue in lab dishes and in animals, creating organoids, neural transplants, and chimeras. While these models will help us better understand the brain in health and disease, they also raise thorny ethical questions that will only get thornier in the future.
Understanding Animal Models
What does experimenting with other animals tell us about people? Find out in our new Brain Basics article.
Beyond Disinformation: Deep Fakes and False Memory Implantation
The winning entry in this year's Neuroethics Essay Contest, general-audience category, is by Erin Morrow, Emory University.
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