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Primers

Primers take an in-depth look at basic principles of neuroscience.

 

Lessons 

Science history, lessons, and news are covered at these sites.

Dana Publications 

Many of our free publications can be downloaded as PDFs and printed by you. Others you can order and we'll mail them to you.

Briefing Papers

Briefing Papers take an in-depth look at timely brain-related topics, such as brain development and the effects of meditation on the brain. 

Neuroeducation 

News, events, and commentary on bridging neuroscience and education.

Lending Library 

The Dana Alliance provides brain and neuron models, posters, and related educational materials to neuroscience departments to be used for educational outreach programming at local schools, community centers, museums, summer camps, etc.


Recent Articles

Helen Thomson’s Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains

Unthinkable’s author, a British neuroscientist, tracked down nine people with rare brain disorders to tell their stories.


Predicting Suicides—Beyond STARRS

After the Army successfully trained a computer program to find people in their health databases who were at serious risk of self-harm, the Veterans Administration did it service-wide. Could civilian healthcare providers do the same?

 


What is ‘Well’?

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. 


Digging into Sleep’s Effects

Researchers look at the molecular level for answers to why some people can resist the ills of sleep deprivation.


Remembering What We Learn

By: Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger, III, Ph.D., and Kathleen B. McDermott, Ph.D.

(Listen to Q&A with Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger, III, Ph.D.

Our authors provide examples of retrieval practice and individual differences in long-term retention and explore quick and slow learners.


Wrestling With Our Digital World

Researchers explored benefits, dangers, and potential of our modern “device culture” at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.


Heart Associations Add Brain-Health Recommendations

Researchers find strong connections between mid-life heart health and later-life brain health.


Overcoming Mental Health Disparities Across Racial Communities

Researchers find that a standard tool for assessing depression does not correctly identify the disorder in minority groups.