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Kids and Football

A prominent researcher doesn't think kids should play tackle football. Is there a right answer in this debate?


The Long-Term Effects of Adolescent Alcohol Exposure

Researchers find clues to why teens binge and which brain areas may be most susceptible to danger during this sensitive period.


A Very Big Map

Brain mapping research, or connectomics, is one of the hottest fields in neuroscience, with support from several high profile initiatives in the US and abroad. Leaders in the field weigh in on new research advances and what we ultimately hope to learn from these intricate maps.


The Placebo Effect

What is a "placebo effect" and how can it be neutralized?


Imaging of Cognitive Impairment from Soccer Heading-Related Brain Injury

Dana Foundation grantee Michael Lipton is looking at the cumulative effect of heading impacts by monitoring changes in brain structure and function with diffusion tensor imaging and cognitive tests. 


What Were You Thinking?! – Understanding the Neurobiology of the Teen Brain

Wrong-headed teen behavior isn’t due necessarily a lack of knowing right from wrong, but rather an inability to hold back the wrong answer or behavior. One of our series of Reports on Progress.