E-Newsletter of the Society for Neuroscience | Feb. 27, 2015



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Sound of Mom's Voice Boosts Brain Growth in Premature BabiesScience, Feb. 23, 2015. Read this story and others.

Scientific Publications
eNeuro is a new open-access journal from the Society for Neuroscience, publishing a broad range of excellent science.

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SfN Spotlight
Participate in Capitol Hill Day From Home
Can’t make it to SfN’s Capitol Hill Day on Thursday, March 26? You can still take part from home. Join SfN’s Advocacy Network and follow SfN on Twitter or Facebook to find out more.
Nominate Your Colleagues for SfN Leadership
The 2015 call for committee, officer, and councilor nominations is now open. You are welcome to nominate yourself or colleagues who are current regular SfN members. Nominations will be accepted until noon EST on Friday, March 6. 
Sign Up for Webinar on International Training Programs 
Learn about how global training programs can recruit and transition international students during the webinar “Neuroscience Training Programs Without Borders” from 12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 18. International trainees will discuss why they chose to do their training internationally, what challenges they faced, and how their training program contributed to their overall success. Register today!
Education & Advocacy
Submit to eNeuro
Have you explored SfN’s new open-access journal, eNeuro? Since its launch during Neuroscience 2014, eNeuro has continued to publish high-quality papers, such as this one on neuromodulatory inputs. You can join eNeuro’s roster of top-notch authors by submitting your work today.  
Congress Behind the Scenes: How Congressional Staff Affect Science
Miss our latest advocacy webinar? You can watch the recording here to learn about the committees and subcommittees involved in neuroscience and how legislative staffers play a role in your advocacy efforts. Provides Tools for BAW
Brain Awareness Week celebrates its 20th anniversary March 16-22. Incorporate SfN’s resources on into your global BAW programs. The Brain Facts book is a free primer on the brain and nervous system. The Core Concepts feature highlights basic facts about the brain and is the perfect tool for classroom teachers. Also, browse Educator Resources on for sample lessons and hands-on activity ideas.
Professional Development
Educational Resources in Neuroscience: Call for Submissions
Have you used a specific textbook or lab exercise that has proved successful in teaching your neuroscience course? Share your resources on SfN’s Educational Resources in Neuroscience (ERIN) community by February 28. Submissions can include textbooks, video clips, presentations, syllabi, lab projects and exercises, articles, and more. All submissions will be reviewed by members of Committee on Neuroscience Departments and Programs before publication. This week’s featured tool, the lecture video “If Your Brain Offends Thee, Pluck Parts of it Out” discusses how deep brain stimulation (DBS) may improve moral behavior, touching on the early history of DBS experiments in humans. Log in to learn more, submit your resource, and evaluate tools you view. If you have any questions, contact
Submit Your PDW Proposal
Do you have an idea for a professional development workshop? The SfN Professional Development Committee invites members to submit proposals for professional development workshops to be held at Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago. Learn more and submit a proposal before the March 31 deadline.
Discover Women in Neuroscience on
The Women in Neuroscience section of features great resources for increasing the role of women in neuroscience. Visit the page to access training tools and inspiring speeches from some the most prominent female leaders in the field.
Maximize Your Networking on NeurOnLine
To get the most out of networking on NeurOnLine, you need an engaging profile. Upgrade yours today by adding a profile picture. You can import one from LinkedIn or add your own by visiting your profile. While you’re there, also make sure to update your other information, including your bio, job, and education. Then use the enhanced member directory to connect with colleagues.
Annual Meeting
See You in Chicago
Neuroscience 2015 will take place October 17-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Start planning today: Abstract submission opens April 16 and closes at 5 p.m. EDT on May 7. Sign up for annual meeting e-alerts to get the latest news and updates about the meeting. See you in Chicago!
Submit Your Neuroscience 2015 Satellite Event Request
The Neuroscience 2015 satellite database is open and accepting event submissions. Don’t miss this opportunity to schedule your satellite event — be it a symposium, meeting, or social event — at the Chicago annual meeting. The submission deadline for inclusion in the Preliminary Program is March 24.
Revisit the Neuroscience 2014 Exhibit Hall Anytime
You can check out annual meeting products online anytime with the My Neuroscience Marketplace virtual directory. Browse by alphabetical listing or category, and search by product, company description, keyword, exhibitor name, and booth number.
Across the Field

What’s going on around the world in the field of neuroscience? has an easily accessible, searchable calendar of events that provides timely, member-submitted information about awards, trainings, meetings, and events globally. See submission guidelines and add your own event.

The Organization for Human Brain Mapping will hold the 1st Latin American Brain Mapping Network Meeting on March 13 and 14 at the Institute for Radiology in São Paulo, Brazil. The deadline for abstracts is February 28.

The 13th Guze Symposium on Alcoholism: Alcoholism and the Family will take place Thursday, March 19, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center in St. Louis. Presenters will include experts on research and issues related to alcoholism and its effects on the family, including childhood maltreatment, separation and divorce, intimate partner violence, and genetics. The registration brochure is available from our research center’s website. Abstracts are due by March 1.

The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize addresses scholars from all countries who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding and contributing to child and youth development and at the same time have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research. Nominations can be submitted to until March 15.

The NIH Office of Extramural Research seeks input from the research community on the establishment of an emeritus award to allow a senior investigator to transition out of a role or position that relies on funding from NIH research grants. Individuals with ideas on how this award could be utilized, defined, incentivized, or impeded should submit their comments through this form no later than March 6.

The Seventh International Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Neural Data (SAND7) will take place May 27-29 in Pittsburgh. The workshop will feature talks by both senior and junior investigators. Junior investigators who are interested in presenting should submit an abstract by March 1. The workshop will include a poster session, and all participants can contribute. Partial travel support is available and should be requested by March 15.

BioConference Live presents the free virtual event Neuroscience on March 18­-19. Attend and earn CE and CME credits by watching live video webcasts delivered by industry experts. This event will bring together researchers, neuroscientists, lab management, medical experts, and professionals from around the world to learn about recent advances in neuroscience.

The Neuroscience Study Abroad Program in Salamanca, Spain, introduces students to neuroscience at an international level. This program is a joint effort by the University of Connecticut, the Institute of Neuroscience of Castilla y Leon, and the University of Salamanca, with regular participation from faculty at Johns Hopkins and other distinguished universities. Graduate, postgraduate, and undergraduate students from any university or college are encouraged to apply by March 1 for the summer 2015 program.