Category Archives: Journals – Cerebrum

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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New in Cerebrum: Older Fathers Having Children

The baby boomer trend of marrying and having families later than the previous generation was one reason for the most comprehensive study to date on parental age and offspring mental health. The findings—published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry in late February—garnered considerable … Continue reading

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New in Cerebrum: What Makes Me, Me?

The question of how individual differences in behavior and personality develop—especially in terms of the interaction between genes and the environment—has proved to be a formidable challenge in neuroscience. In “One of a Kind: The Neurobiology of Individuality,” the featured … Continue reading

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New Cerebrum: Socioeconomic Status and the Brain

What do Warren Buffet, Barack Obama, and Ella Fitzgerald have in common? They are among the large number of people who have overcome disadvantaged backgrounds—even homelessness—to become accomplished, world-famous individuals. Yet, they also beat the odds, according to recent research … Continue reading

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