Primers take an in-depth look at basic principles of neuroscience.
Science history, lessons, and activities, and news are covered at these sites.
Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies.
News, events, and commentary on bridging neuroscience and education.
News and analysis on the implications of brain research.
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.
It’s difficult to know what motivates people, but R. Alison
Adcock’s lab is using imaging to study how states like desire and curiosity can
facilitate “motivated memory.” Her work could have implications in the
education field, but also in other learning contexts like psychotherapy and
While scientists are learning how important emotional
input is to nearly every aspect of cognition, behavior, and disease,
understanding how that works is a tangled puzzle.
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
could be a powerful new neuroscientific tool.
Statistics refute a common myth that suicides increase
during the winter holidays, but that doesn’t mean that holiday depression or sadness
isn’t real for some people. Experts weigh in on what factors may
contribute to these “holiday blues” and offer ways to cope with stress.
Researchers find clues to why teens binge and which
brain areas may be most susceptible to danger during this sensitive period.