Category Archives: Journals – Cerebrum

Brain Games: Ten Years Away

When I first became editor of Cerebrum two years ago, I pitched an article about the effectiveness of brain games to my advisory board. Too soon, they suggested, because there aren’t enough good studies to support one. That struck me … Continue reading

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Scientific Community Comes Out Against ‘Brain Game’ Marketing

Guest post by science writer Kayt Sukel A few years ago, I was asked to write an article about the science behind “brain games,” or computer games designed to help improve cognitive function, for a popular magazine. I spoke with … Continue reading

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European Dana Alliance Members Share Nobel in Medicine

Credit: Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience British-American researcher John O’Keefe and Norwegian researchers May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering “an inner GPS, in the brain,” that makes navigation … Continue reading

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Keeping Our Eye on the Ball: NFL Concussion Crisis

Media coverage of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and other lesser known National Football League (NFL) players involved in domestic abuse cases have pushed the larger problem facing the game—chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)—to the back burner. In a recent New York … Continue reading

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New in Cerebrum: Reality Meets Science Fiction

During the opening ceremonies at this past summer’s World Cup, a young man paralyzed from the mid-chest down walked onto the field and kicked the first ball of the event. The demonstration—in front of 65,000 fans and an estimated one-billion … Continue reading

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