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When the Myth is the Message: Neuromyths and Education

Two reports suggest that neuromyths are more pervasive in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths, explaining their scientific origins and realities.

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May 12, 2021

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.

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May 6, 2021

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.


May 3, 2021

Brain Awareness Week Goes Virtual in 2021

Brain Awareness Week (BAW), for the 26th year, was a success! The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges this year, but despite the obstacles, partners organized events in 45 countries and 32 states.

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April 29, 2021

Barbara E. Gill Announces Retirement

After a 29-year career at the Dana Foundation, Executive Vice President Barbara Gill has announced her retirement at the end of May. Barbara’s contributions to the Foundation and brain science have been immeasurable. She was instrumental in the formation of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives in the US and its sister organization in Europe. […]

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Job Opportunities

Current Openings Dana Foundation Fellow in Neuroscience and Society The Dana Foundation seeks a Dana Fellow in Neuroscience and Society for a two-year fellowship experience. Reporting to the President of the Dana Foundation, the Dana Fellow will have the exciting opportunity to assist in the planning, coordination, and execution and follow-up reporting of meetings and [...]

April 26, 2021

Bullying and the Brain

Bullying—mistreating and dominating others—is harmful in the moment and possibly throughout the rest of a person’s life. Get the basics. Here are the basics.

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April 21, 2021

Space Between the Ears

Our author, former chief scientists for the NASA Human Research Program and a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, lays out how spaceflight relates to brain function, cognitive performance, and mental abilities

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April 15, 2021

Mark Shelhamer’s Top Ten Spaceflight Favs

We asked Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist for the NASA Human Research Program and author of our Spring issue’s article on the brain effects of space travel, for some of his favorite media on the topic.

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Eye of the Needle

A retired patient visits our author, who is professor of ophthalmology and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for help with his failing vision and learns why but a single treatment option exists for macular degeneration, a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide.

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