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    Three Win FENS/EDAB Awards for Neuroscience Outreach

    Congratulations to the 2018 Neuroscience Outreach Award Winners: Laura López-Mascaraque, the team at Université Côte d’Azur, and Dana Alliance member Roland Pochet! They received the awards during the FENS Forum of Neuroscience in July. Read about their impressive work on our blog.

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    Cerebrum Podcast:
    Remembering What We Learn

    Henry L. “Roddy" Roediger, Ph.D., a professor at Washington University, talks about his Cerebrum article, “Remembering What We Learn” and strategies to learn and retain information gleaned from more than 50 years of research.

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    Successful Aging and Your Brain

    The Successful Aging & Your Brain program focuses on understanding how the brain works and maximizing brain function and health. The program includes live public forums, videos, and printed resources.

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    Lesson Plans for K-5

    Introducing our new lesson plans for students K-5! Build-a-Brain, Protect Your Brain, and Expose Your Nose each have lesson plans and teacher PowerPoints.

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Top Stories

What is ‘Well’?

by Moheb Costandi


Are we using the right standards when judging whether a psychiatric intervention, such as deep brain stimulation, is working, asked neurologist Helen Mayberg during the EDAB Special Lecture on Neuroethics during the recent FENS Forum.

Fine-Tuning Deep Brain Stimulation

by Kayt Sukel


Device-makers and researchers test implants that can give feedback to themselves to turn on and off, hoping to reduce side-effects.



Digging into Sleep’s Effects

by Carl Sherman


Why are some people so resilient to the ills of sleep deprivation? Researchers look for answers at the molecular level.



Behind the Taste of Bitter and Sweet

by Kayt Sukel


A new study describes two brain circuits for each flavor: one that identifies it and another that signals if it's delightful or repellent.




Thinking Outside the Box About Memory

by Moheb Costandi


Researcher Eleanor Maguire argues that long-term storage of autobiographical memories is done by the vmPFC, part of the prefrontal cortex, while the hippocampus plays a subordinate but critical role. She presented new research at the recent FENS Forum in Berlin.

Grief vs. Depression: Psychiatry Grapples with Defining the Lines Between ‘Typical’ Grieving, ‘Complicated’ Grief, and Clinical Depression

by Brenda Patoine

Depression Grief briefingpaperThe interrelationships between grief and depression are multifaceted–they share common features and can co-occur. How do we differentiate between these similar but different mental states?



The Brain’s Waste-Removal System

August 14, 2018

by Helene Benveniste, M.D., Ph.D.

 The Brain’s Waste-Removal System (spotlight)

For decades, the brain’s waste-removal system remained a mystery to scientists. A few years ago, a team of researchers—with the help of our author—finally found the answer.

Events and Deadlines

Neuro-Immunology: The Impact of Immune Function on Alzheimer’s Disease


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Scientific Creativity to Understand Alzheimer's Disease

10/12/2018- 10/13/2018

The International Center for Biomedicine

Santiago, Chile

2018 International Mental Health Research Symposium


Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Kaufman Music Center

Featured Publication

Cerebrum 2017

Cerebrum 2017 - Can lifestyle changes help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? How much does smell impact our mood and behavior? The answers to these questions and more can be found in our book of articles and book reviews written by prominent neuroscientists. This compendium of timely ideas will provide you with a greater understanding of how advances in neuroscience can help us lead longer, healthier lives.

Featured Video

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities recently co-hosted a symposium on human brain organoids, supported by the Dana Foundation. See videos of the talks and an article on the symposium on the INS website.