• Neal Kassell

    Dana Podcast:
    The Man with the Plan

    Acclaimed neurosurgeon Neal Kassell discusses a revolutionary early stage, non-invasive therapeutic technology with the potential to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and more, and ways in which Joe Biden, John Grisham, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation have offered their support. 

  • Lee L. Rubin, Ph.D.

    Cerebrum Podcast:
    Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Huge Steps

    Lee Rubin, Ph.D., talks about his Cerebrum article, “Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Huge Steps,” and new drugs and clinical trials that have improved survival rates significantly.

  • Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt’s Consciousness Demystified

    Cerebrum Book Review

    Richard Brown reviews Consciousness Demystified, a book that attempts to sort through some of the mysteries surrounding consciousness.

    Read review

Top Stories

Finding the Rhythm of Literacy

by Kayt Sukel


Dana grantee Nina Kraus and her lab discovered that synchronization ability, like tapping your foot along to a beat, matches the rapid brain activity linked to reading, language and phonological skills. Understanding children’s rhythmic strengths and bottlenecks could help teachers help them improve language skills. One of our series of Q&As with neuroscientists.

Understanding the Links between Social Media and Depression

by Kayt Sukel

Social_media_depression_80It’s more what people do on social media and less how much time they spend doing it that affects mood, suggests a new study. Perhaps “improving” habits of usage could also improve mood?


The Alzheimer's Puzzle

by Philip M. Boffey

Phil_Boffey_tInterest in exploring the possible role of germs in causing Alzheimer’s disease has been surging in recent years. However, at this point, it is unclear whether microbes play a major or minor role, if any, in causing Alzheimer’s—and what ethical issues the microbe theory might raise. Neuroethics column for Brain in the News.

Cerebellum Good for More than Moving You Around

by Carl Sherman


While it’s famed for its fine-tuning of movements internal and external, researchers find more evidence that it fine-tunes cognitive control, sensation, and emotional processing, too. 

Synapse Loss in Schizophrenia?

by Moheb Costandi

Researchers show not only that microglia derived from the schizophrenic patients engulfed more synapses than those derived from people without the disorder, but also that the patient-derived synapses were more prone to being targeted by all the microglia.


Multicosts of Multitasking

April 5, 2019

by Kevin P. Madore, Ph.D.,
and Anthony D. Wagner, Ph.D.

Learn what happens to your brain when you try to handle more than one task at a time.

Events and Deadlines

Neurotechnology for High-Consequence Communication and Decision-Making


International Neuroethics Society


IBRO World Conference

9/21/2019- 9/25/2019


Daegu, Korea

International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

10/17/2019- 10/18/2019

International Neuroethics Society

Chicago, IL

Neuroscience 2019

10/19/2019- 10/23/2019

Society for Neuroscience

Chicago, IL

Featured Publication

Successful Aging & Your Brain Puzzles

Successful Aging & Your Brain Puzzles Have fun while keeping your mind sharp! (PDF)

Featured Video

BrainWorks - In this episode, join bioengineering professor Eric Chudler and a group of curious kids investigating brain-computer interfaces. This episode was just nominated for a NW Emmy Award.