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    Doing Community Neuroscience

    “Community Neuroscience” is a new series of five short videos where we talk to experts in neuroscience outreach about writing, planning successful public events, activities that appeal to kids, and more. This week's video features writer Kayt Sukel on how to write about brain science for non-scientists.

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    Brain Training for Kids: Adding a Human Touch

    Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., talks about her Cerebrum article, “Brain Training for Kids: Adding a Human Touch,” the $7.5 billion market for apps and games, and the latest research on its effectiveness.

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    Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. By registering, your organization joins a global partnership committed to educating the public about the brain and the promise of brain research.

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    Cerebrum Book Review

    Our reviewers examine a book that focuses on the social and economic trends of opioid addiction and how it affects ordinary people.

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Top Stories

Mental Well-Being of Family Caregivers

by Brenda Patoine

The chronic stress often associated with caregiving can lead to serious health issues for the giver, but research suggests that embracing its positive aspects could reduce them.

 

 

Following the Threads: The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Psychosis

by Kayt Sukel

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“All types of abuse, irrespective of their nature, were associated with a higher risk for psychosis,” says one researcher, and the more types of abuse that a child experiences, the higher the risk.

 

Proof in Advertising

by Philip M. Boffey

Phil_Boffey_tThe outcome of a lawsuit against the makers of Prevagen could have profound consequences for the ability of authorities to regulate advertising on supplements. Neuroethics column for Brain in the News.

 

Finding Links Between Microbes and Alzheimer’s Disease

by Carl Sherman

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Evidence is growing that microbes, especially viruses, have a connection to Alzheimer’s pathology, but it’s still not clear what is cause and what effect.

 

 

A Patient’s Choice in Treatment Affects PTSD Outcomes

by Kayt Sukel

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Patients who were given their treatment of choice stayed in the program longer and showed fewer symptoms at the end of one study than those randomly assigned to treatment that they did not prefer.

 

Cerebrum

Watering Memory Trees

February 15, 2019

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?

Events and Deadlines

Mood and Food: Exploring the gut-brain connection

3/6/2019

European Brain Council

Brussels

Brain Awareness Week

3/11/2019- 3/17/2019

The Dana Foundation

Worldwide

Microsatellite DNA Expansions in Rare Genetic Diseases

4/16/2019

The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Neurotechnology for High-Consequence Communication and Decision-Making

6/5/2019

International Neuroethics Society

Toronto

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.