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August, 2019

The Many Faces of Parkinson’s Disease

The more we know about Parkinson's disease’s non-motor symptoms—depression, dementia, fatigue, and others—the better we can treat, and perhaps find a cure, for this neurological disorder. Read More...

July, 2019

Your Aesthetic Brain: A Growing Case for the Arts

Our author, a force in facilitating research and practice in the young and exciting field of neuroaesthetics, tells us how music, art, theater, dance, literature, landscape, and media have the power to help treat any number of disorders and improve one’s quality of life. Read More...

June, 2019

Mind Over Matter: Cognitive Neuroengineering

Brain-machine interface—once the stuff of science fiction novels—is coming to a computer near you. The only question is: How soon? While the technology is in its infancy, it is already helping people with spinal cord injuries. Our authors examine its potential to be the ultimate game changer for any number of neurodegenerative diseases, as well as behavior, learning, and memory. Read More...

May, 2019

Emotional Rescue: The Heart-Brain Connection

The silent, often subconscious conversation that is taking place inside us is the dialogue of emotion-based signals between our hearts and our brains. Our author tells us what research has uncovered and some of the keys to a longer, healthier life. Read More...

April, 2019

Multicosts of Multitasking

Our authors provide the latest research on what happens to the brain when you try to handle more than one task at a time. Read More...

March, 2019

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Huge Steps

By: Kelly Howell, Ph.D., Rebecca Gibbs, and Lee L. Rubin, Ph.D.

Medical care improved the odds somewhat, but new discoveries and therapeutic developments have improved survival rates significantly for spinal muscular atrophy—and more good news may be on the horizon. Read More...

March, 2019

Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt’s Consciousness Demystified

By: Richard Brown, Ph.D.

Consciousness is often considered a mystery. How can the seemingly immaterial experience of consciousness be explained by the material neurons of the brain? This new book attempts to sort through it all. Read More...

February, 2019

Watering Memory Trees

By: Dorthe Berntsen, Ph.D., and Marie Kirk, Ph.D.

Nostalgia improves quality of life for dementia patients. But can it also lead to remedies? Read More...

January, 2019

Brain Training for Kids: Adding a Human Touch

By: Brenna Hassinger-Das, Ph.D., and Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.

Listen to Q&A with Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.)

Google “brain games for kids” and you can find apps, board games, puzzles, phonic fun, improvisational games—the list goes on and on for all ages in a billion dollar market. But questions remain: do toys and games improve thinking or IQ, or do they just make a child better at playing the games? Read More...

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Scientific Advisory Board

• Joe Coyle, the Eben S. Draper Chair of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School; director of the Laboratory for Psychiatric and Molecular Neuroscience; former editor of JAMA Psychiatry

• Martha Farah, Annenberg Professor in Natural Sciences, professor of psychology, and director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania

• Pierre Magistretti, professor in the Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry - CHUV/UNIL, Switzerland

• Helen Mayberg, director of Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

• Bruce McEwen, Alfred E. Mirsky Professor; head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University

• John H. Morrison, director of the California National Primate Research Center and professor in the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, UC Davis

• Harald Sontheimer, I. D. Wilson Chair and professor and executive director, Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience, Commonwealth Eminent Scholar in Cancer Research, and director of the Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease & Cancer, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

• Stephen Waxman, founding director of Yale University’s Neuroscience & Regeneration Research Center and the Flaherty Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology

• Chuck Zorumski, Samuel B. Guze Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neurobiology, department head, psychiatry director of the Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research and Cynthia S. Smith, M.B.A., executive director of the Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine

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