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Misinformation Epidemic Raises Stakes for Solutions


Can cognitive-training tools equip people to resist fake news? Are top-down measures necessary? Neuroscientists help sort out what could work.

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January 26, 2023


Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Rossana C. Zepeda and Claudia Juárez-Portilla


Rossana Citlali Zepeda, Ph.D., and Claudia Juárez-Portilla, Ph.D., are neuroscientists and faculty members of Universidad Veracruzana’s Biomedical Research Center in Mexico. For the past several years, they have been coordinating a series of free, public events for Brain Awareness Week, to shed light on the importance of neuroscience research and knowledge about the brain. Their […]

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January 16, 2023


Can Social Prescriptions Improve Cognitive and Mental Health?


Social connectedness gains ground as a formal strategy for reducing health burdens.

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January 5, 2023


Survey Finds Brain Health is a Top Priority for Americans


An executive overview of the Jan 2023 Dana Foundation / Research!America survey of American’s views on the brain and brain health.

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January 4, 2023


2023 Brain Health Survey Executive Overview


A summary of the Dana Foundation / Research!America survey of American’s views on brain health and brain research.

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January 3, 2023


Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Adejoke Elizabeth Memudu, Ph.D.


In Edo State, Nigeria, Dr. Memudu and colleagues scheduled some Brain Awareness events in a cascade: starting the discussion on a radio show in the morning and ending with an in-person discussion in the evening.

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December 13, 2022


Dana Alliances: Mission Accomplished


A look back at three decades of education, influence, and outreach.

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November 29, 2022


Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler Receives 2022 SfN Science Educator Award


Interview with Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler on the rewards of sharing hands-on science with students of all ages.

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November 14, 2022


Randy Blakely Receives 2022 SfN Science Educator Award


We chat with Randy Blakey on the satisfactions of mentoring and outreach, paying it forward, and more.

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Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Kristofer Rau, Ph.D.


“There is a place for everyone in neuroscience,” says Kristofer Rau, Ph.D. He and his colleagues at Virginia Tech always participate in Brain Awareness Week, as well as outreach events year-round.

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November 9, 2022


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