WHO’S THE DECISION MAKER – YOUR BRAIN OR YOU?

by Mridu Khullar Relph It seems an unlikely place to find a discussion on free will, but neuroscientists often grapple with the question of who is making your life choices: Your brain or your consciousness? More importantly, what’s the difference? … READ MORE>>

BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE SOME CHANGE?

Researchers Discover a Genetic Component to Altruism By Lauren Migliore The winter holidays are upon us once again, a time for parties, family and togetherness—and a time for peace and giving; which is no wonder why charities need and request … READ MORE>>

AMERICA’S HEALTH HABITS

America’s Brain Health Index, a state-by-state measure of the nation’s brain health, evaluated the 50 US states and the District of Columbia based on 21 factors, including diet, physical health, mental health and social well-being. America’s Brain Health Index is … READ MORE>>

TOO YOUNG FOR TECHNOLOGY?

What technology should your children have, and when will it hinder their brain development? by Christianne Winthrop The average American child soaks up over seven hours a day of media in the form of television, computers, video games and other … READ MORE>>

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer?
Lining up the research

Consider the following mishmash of city creatures interacting in their urban habitat: An elderly woman lifts her reading glasses, squinting as she concentrates on her mobile phone. A young man in a backward Yankees cap bellows into the iPhone plastered … READ MORE>>

TOO YOUNG FOR TECHNOLOGY?

What technology should your children have, and when will it hinder their brain development? by Christianne Winthrop The average American child soaks up over seven hours a day of media in the form of television, computers, video games and other … READ MORE>>

FALL 2011 CALENDAR OF BRAIN-RELATED EVENTS

October 3-10 Cold Spring Harbor, New York Neurobiology of Drosophila meetings.cshl.edu/meetings/dros11.shtml 3-15 San Quirico d’Orcia, Italy Translational Research in CNS Diseases nsas.it/translational-research-in-cns-diseases 6-8 Dresden, Germany 43rd International Danube Neurology Symposium 2011 danube2011.org 10 London, England Why Music? Is Music Different … READ MORE>>

The New Neuros

Enter the brave new world of neuroscience, where brain imaging can be applied to everything from psychology and ethics to marketing and politics. READ MORE>>

Emotional Advertising

What companies really need to know to sell their products. READ MORE>>

Tapping Your Way To Health

DVD: The Tapping Solution: Try it on everything. READ MORE>>

You Are Getting Sleeepy
The Art of Hypnosis

While driving on a trip from New York City to the Catskills, which I had taken numerous times, I noticed a tree was missing in a spot along the route. I was surprised that I recognized one tree among many … READ MORE>>

The Myth Of Multitasking

While study seems to indicate that we may be capable of multitasking two things at once, does this truly mean we can dual-task? READ MORE>>

Wine and Chocolate Good for the Brain

DARK CHOCOLATE REGULATES BLOOD PRESSURE, SLOWS AGING, BROOSTS BRAIN FUNCTION AND REDUCES RISK OF DIABETES. READ MORE>>

Beyond the World Summit on the Millennium Development Goals

AN UPDATE ON THE PROGRESS OF THE MDGs READ MORE>>

Richard Tsien

The brain has the power to astound us in ways that the other organs really don’t anymore. READ MORE>>