Neuroscience & Society


Dana Videos

Brain Stimulation & Mental Health

In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted by Secret Science Club, psychiatrist and bioengineer Alik Widge describes how research and cutting-edge therapies involving brain stimulation will change our futures.

Brain Awareness Week

Join Us for Brain Awareness Week!

Dana Foundation President Caroline Montojo, Ph.D., invites you to participate in Brain Awareness Week events near to you and online all over the world.

Brain Basics

The Ten Percent Brain Myth

We use 100% of our brains, and they’re active even when we’re asleep. Learn more about how scientists know this and why this myth persists.

Brain Basics

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Brain

Your body relies on sugar (glucose) as its main energy source. But too much can be bad for your health. High blood sugar can lead to diabetes, which affects more than one in ten people in the US.

Brain Basics

How Alcohol Can Affect Your Brain

Slurred speech, slow reflexes, and trouble walking straight are just a few signs of intoxication from too much alcohol. But did you know heavy drinking can also do lasting harm to the brain?

Brain Basics

How Caffeine Affects the Brain

Need a caffeine boost to start your day? Learn how caffeine works in your body to keep you awake, and its potential positive and negative side effects.

Brain Basics

How Stroke Affects the Brain

Strokes, sometimes called "brain attacks," are medical emergencies that cause injury to the brain. Learn how to spot warning signs and what steps you can take to prevent stroke.

Brain Basics

How Hearing Works

What do you hear? How do you hear? A complex process turns sounds around us into signals that the brain interprets.

Dana Videos

The Vulnerable Brain: Pathways to and from Addiction

What is addiction, and how does it affect and even change the brain? Why are some brains more vulnerable to substance abuse and addiction? In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted by Secret Science Club, neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd answers these questions and more.

Brain Basics

Left Brain vs. Right Brain

There’s a common myth that people’s personalities are tied to a dominant side of their brain. But the truth is not that simple.

Brain Basics

The Healthy Skeptic: Brain Training Games

Can brain-training games help your brain stay sharp? Many people use them in hopes of improving memory and warding off dementia, but the claims for these programs often outruns the science.

Brain Basics

How to Maintain Eye Health

We rely on our eyes to navigate the world around us. Learn how they work, how our vision can change as we age, and how we can help keep our eyes healthy.

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