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.
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.
Public Mental Health and Economic Difficulties
With Catherine Ettman, Ph.D., we discuss public mental health, the economic factors associated with higher risks of depression, and how pervasive depression and anxiety appear to be in US adults during the COVID-19 era.
Why Do You Participate in Brain Awareness Week? With Roland Pochet, Ph.D.
Belgian neuroscientist Roland Pochet is a Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives member who was awarded the Dana/EDAB Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Outreach on Behalf of Brain Research at the 2018 FENS Forum. He has participated in #BrainWeek for more than 20 years, organizing events around the country, including the European Par...
How Sleep Affects Your Brain
The better you sleep at night, the better your brain will function, and the better you’ll feel. Learn about what goes on in the brain while you rest, the effects of sleep deprivation, and how to get a good night’s sleep.
Teen Learning Strategies During Covid-19
We discuss adolescence and brain development with Abigail Baird, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Vassar College.
How Stress Affects the Brain
Stress is a normal part of life, but when it becomes long-term or overwhelming, it can be harmful. Learn what happens in your brain when you’re stressed, how stress can negatively affect your body, and what practices you can adopt to help keep it under control. One of our videos in partnership with Everwell.
The Astonishing Effects of Exercise on Your Brain
What changes take place in the brain during and after exercise? How does exercise support deep and focused learning? In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted by Secret Science Club, neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki answers these questions and more.