If you follow our blog, you’re no doubt familiar with the print and video resources we offer about the brain. In this blog, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the wonderful offerings you can find on the website of a key Brain Awareness Week partner, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

On the newly relaunched, you can find a beginner’s guide to the brain and nervous system. Under eight neuroscience “core concepts,” you’ll receive an overview on everything from how neurons communicate, to the source of curiosity. A short (under two-minute) video accompanies each concept, along with an interactive activity and related reading.


Credit: The Society for Neuroscience

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New SfN Website,, Launches

The World Wide Web welcomes a new site today with the launch of Created by the Society for Neuroscience, the site aims to present neuroscience information to the public in an accessible way. seeks to share what neuroscientists know, explore what they don’t yet know fully, and discuss how today’s research advances understanding.

The site provides a wide range of content about the brain, covering neuroscience basics as well as getting into more detail on topics like disease, memory, and language. There are sections of the site geared towards educators, policymakers, and the press. The content is reviewed by scientists for accuracy.

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SfN Conducting Survey Regarding New Website

The Society for Neuroscience needs your help to build a new brain information Web site,, which will launch in spring 2012. The site will provide a wealth of information, including facts about brain diseases and disorders, brain research, and strategies to promote brain health. The Society is in the research phase of the project to determine how to best meet users’ needs.

Please take this short online survey to contribute your preferences. The survey will only be active until July 16. The survey results will help shape the new site. Thank you.

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