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Primers

Primers take an in-depth look at basic principles of neuroscience.

 

Lessons and Activities

Science history, lessons, activities, and news are covered at these sites.

Reports on Progress

Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies. 

Neuroeducation 

News, events, and commentary on bridging neuroscience and education.

Neuroethics 

News and analysis on the implications of brain research.

Lending Library 

The Dana Alliance provides brain and neuron models, posters, and related educational materials to neuroscience departments to be used for educational outreach programming at local schools, community centers, museums, summer camps, etc.


Recent Articles

‘Mini-Brains’ in the Works

Tiny clumps of reprogrammed cells that send impulses to one another could prove fertile testing ground for brain researchers and toxicologists.


Imaging the Neural Symphony

(Read Q&A with Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.)
Since the start of the new millennium, a method called two-photon microscopy has allowed scientists to peer farther into the brain than ever before. Our article describes the advances that led to this remarkable breakthrough—one that is helping neuroscientists better understand neural networks.


Team Science

By sharing information and combining data on psychiatric disorders, “we’re starting to nail down some real findings—reliable genetic associations that are meaningful, consistent, and measurable,” says one researcher.


Depression: Treatment Beyond Medication

The American College of Physicians has issued a new clinical practice guideline suggesting that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an equally viable choice to treat adults with depression.


Teasing Out Effects of Practice, Emotion in the Creative Brain

Studies asking musicians to improvise while having their brains scanned suggest that extended practice in being creative leads to less activity in some control-related brain regions and stronger network connections.


Cognitive Training: Still a Questionable Area

It's not easy for brain training companies to prove their products are truly helpful. That doesn't stop them from claiming they are.


Review: The Teenage Brain

The unpredictable and sometimes incomprehensible moods and behaviors of a teenager can be a head-scratching mystery—especially to parents. Frances E. Jensen, M.D., professor and chair of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and the mother of two sons who are now in their twenties (along with Washington Post health and science reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Ellis Nutt) look at the emerging science of the adolescent brain and provide advice based on Jensen’s own research and experience as a single mother.