Zika: Advancements in Research to Tackle the Virus
Zika: Advancements in Research to Tackle the Virus. Capitol Hill Briefing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Growing Older and Cognition: What Science Has to Offer
How we age is not fixed. There are things we can do to mitigate the harsh effects that aging can have on our brains, on the way we think, understand, learn, and remember.
Cerebrum Podcast #2: The Neuro Funding Rollercoaster – With Harry M. Tracy, Ph.D.
Harry M. Tracy discusses the past, present, and future climate in the areas he tracks and speculates about other areas that are also vital to providing money for research.
Successful Ageing 2016
Professor Richard Faragher, University of Brighton, spoke at the annual Successful Ageing program titled "Live Longer, Live Well - Seize the Day!" at the Royal Society in London, England on June 7, 2016. The event was jointly organized by the European Dana Alliance for the Brain and The University of the Third Age.
Advancements in Neuroscience
"Advancements in Neuroscience & The Collaboration Between Industry, Academia, and Government" Capitol Hill Briefing on Monday, May 23, 2016.
Cerebrum Podcast #1: A New Approach for Epilepsy – With Ray Dingledine and Bjørnar Hassel
In their May Cerebrum article, “A New Approach for Epilepsy,” Ray Dingledine, Ph.D., and Bjørnar Hassel, M.D., Ph.D.—longtime research collaborators—focus on a new study may very well initiate a shift to new therapeutic approaches for one-third of the 65 million people worldwide affected by epilepsy and who are treatment-resistant. The...
The Science and Policy of Marijuana
A scientist who leads NIDA, a doctor, and a public-policy maker address the scientific research on the effects of cannabis on brain and behavior, the status and evidence of its medicinal value, and implications for policy making.
Creativity, Genius and the Brain
What are the circumstances necessary to produce a cultural environment that nurtures creativity? What is the role of epiphanies in the creative thinking process? How can science contribute to enhanced creativity?
Mental Illness Across the Ages
Unlike most disabling physical illnesses, mental illness begins very early in life, with half of all lifetime cases beginning by age 14. Advances in neuroscience and related fields have produced evidence-based treatment options, but there remain serious gaps in access by those most in need across all ages.
The Science of Educating Special Needs Children
Capitol Hill Briefing, in Washington, DC: The increase in diagnoses of children with special needs has presented unique challenges in their education and development. What are leading scientists working on to confront these challenges?
Drug Addiction and Incarceration
What is the correlation between drug addiction and crime, what are leading scientists working on to address this problem, and are there policy solutions to remediate this issue?
From Birth to Two: the Neuroscience of Infant Development
From birth to two years old is marked by great cognitive, emotional, social and physical development in children, and the brain is growing at a rapid pace.