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The Many Faces of Brain Awareness Week

This March, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Brain Awareness Week (BAW)! It’s come a long way in the last two decades, from an initial 160 partners in the United States to more than 520 partners in 59 countries and … Continue reading

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Fear and Resilience in Brainwave’s “Capturing Conflict”

In 2011, photojournalist Lynsey Addario was covering the civil war in Libya when her team was “ripped out” of their jeep by Moammar Gadhafi’s troops. After enduring one week of being bound up, tortured, and continually threatened with execution, Addario … Continue reading

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Meeting Tomorrow’s Neuroscientists: Behind the Scenes at the NYC Brain Bee

Guest post by Jess and Katie, neuroscience candidates at Columbia University Judging by the Saturday morning calm on Columbia University’s Morningside campus, you might think January 31 was a typical lazy weekend. But just inside the doors of Lerner auditorium, … Continue reading

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From the Archives: How Neuroscience Captured the 21st Century

When researchers Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard, and Eric Kandel shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000, we commissioned memory researcher John H. Byrne to write an essay on what their achievements meant to the field. In his … Continue reading

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National Geographic Features Split-Brain Pioneer

For more than fifty years, DABI member Michael Gazzaniga, Ph.D., has been working towards fostering our understanding of the human brain. During the summer of 1964, he worked under neurobiologist Roger Sperry at the California Institute of Technology and contributed … Continue reading

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