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.
Neuroscience and the Law – with Francis Shen
With Francis X. Shen, J.D., Ph.D., we discuss the intersection of law and brain science to understand how (and if) insights from neuroscience can make the legal system more just and effective.
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.
Podcast with Mark Shelhamer, Author of Space Between the Ears
Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist for the NASA Human Research Program, examines what spaceﬂight can teach us about cognitive performance and mental abilities.
Podcast with Peter Campochiaro, Author of Eye of the Needle
Peter Campochiaro, M.D., a clinician and professor of ophthalmology and neuroscience, talks about about strategies to treat macular degeneration, a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide.
How Hearing Works
What do you hear? How do you hear? A complex process turns sounds around us into signals that the brain interprets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Podcast with Catherine Woolley, Author of His and Hers: Sex Differences in the Brain
Catherine Woolley, Ph.D., author of our Cerebrum cover story, “His and Hers: Sex Differences in the Brain,” discusses what the research has told us so far and why more research is desperately needed.
Podcast with Vince Calhoun, Author of The Promise of Big Data Imaging for Mental Health
Cerebrum author Vince Calhoun discusses his pioneering research and the evolution of a growing field that has enormous potential to have an impact of both mental health and neurodegenerative treatment.