Brain Basics


Cerebrum Summer 2021 Issue
Table of contents, with links, for this issue of Cerebrum's emagazine
Keeping a Close Eye on Organoids
New stem cell-based brain models may yield insights into development and function, disease and possible therapies. But as the power of the models advances, so do the ethical concerns they raise.
A New Window into the Living Brain
By adding analysis methods from astronomy to an imaging tool doctors use every day, Dana Grantee Jesse Schallek and his lab have found ways to see translucent cells at the back of the eye.
Worrying and the Aging Brain
Using a machine learning model, researchers describe how excessive worrying can accelerate brain aging and cognitive decline.
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When the Myth is the Message: Neuromyths and Education
Two reports suggest that neuromyths are more pervasive in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths, explaining their scientific origins and realities.
Brain Awareness Week Goes Virtual in 2021
Brain Awareness Week (BAW), for the 26th year, was a success! The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges this year, but despite the obstacles, partners organized events in 45 countries and 32 states.
Barbara E. Gill Announces Retirement
After a 29-year career at the Dana Foundation, Executive Vice President Barbara Gill has announced her retirement at the end of May. Barbara’s contributions to the Foundation and brain science have been immeasurable. She was instrumental in the formation of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives in the US and its s...
Bullying and the Brain
Bullying—mistreating and dominating others—is harmful in the moment and possibly throughout the rest of a person’s life. Get the basics. Here are the basics.
Space Between the Ears
Our author, former chief scientists for the NASA Human Research Program and a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, lays out how spaceflight relates to brain function, cognitive performance, and mental abilities
Mark Shelhamer’s Top Ten Spaceflight Favs
We asked Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist for the NASA Human Research Program and author of our Spring issue's article on the brain effects of space travel, for some of his favorite media on the topic.
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