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Valerie Purdie-Vaughns on Stereotype Threat and the Brain

With Ferguson, Mo. and Staten Island, NY in the news for all the wrong reasons last week, a lecture titled, “Race Matters, but Not How You Think it Does: How Stereotypes Affect How We Live, Work, Play and Pray,” couldn’t … Continue reading

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Learning and the Brain Conference Registration

There are only two more days to receive discounted registration for the next Learning and the Brain conference, “Making Lasting Memories: Using Brain Science to Boost Memory, Thinking and Learning.” It takes place February 12-14 in San Francisco and the Dana … Continue reading

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How Stem Cells Build a Complex Brain

Guest post by science writer Carl Sherman Within the brain’s complexity is the diversity of its 10 billion neurons: large, small, thin, fat, connected by long fibrils or short bushy ones. Some produce the neurotransmitter serotonin; others dopamine or norepinephrine. … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts of Science Writing

Scientific research can be a lonely business. Labs and studies are collaborative, but the work is task driven, and results often take a year or two. For researchers, communication mostly means talking to like-minded lab partners or collaborators in pursuit … Continue reading

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Communicating Science Takes Center Stage at Brain Awareness Reception

“Communicating science is not just the noble thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do,” said adolescent brain expert Jay Giedd, M.D., at Saturday’s annual Brain Awareness Week reception at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting. Dr. Giedd, … Continue reading

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