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E-Newsletter of the Society for Neuroscience | July 18, 2014


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In the News
Humans Already Use Way, Way More Than 10 Percent of Their Brains — The Atlantic , July 16, 2014. Read this story and others.

This Week in The Journal
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SfN Spotlight

Communicating Your Science to the Non-Expert
Join SfN on July 23, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT for “Communicating Your Science to the Non-Expert: An Online Workshop.” From your introduction to your take-home message, this webinar will cover how to develop a short but informative way to communicate your research to a nonscientific audience and how to use this in advocacy, public outreach, and media communications. Presenters will exchange advice and best practices for effective science communication. Learn more and register now.

Member Registration and Housing Open for Neuroscience 2014
Member registration and housing for Neuroscience 2014 are now open. Check out the Neuroscience 2014 Preliminary Program for meeting details and follow @Neurosci2014 on Twitter for the latest updates. You must be registered for the annual meeting in order to book your hotel accommodations. Nonmember registration and housing open on July 22, so register now to secure your preferred hotel. Make sure to explore the Roommate Matching Forum on NeurOnLine and find a roommate to lower your travel costs.

Annual Meeting

Plan for Neuroscience 2014 Now With NeurOnLine
Registration is now open for Neuroscience 2014. After you register, join the conversation in the new Neuroscience 2014 community on NeurOnLine to chat with other attendees about all of the great science and networking events happening in Washington, DC. Additionally, the Community Library has videos of events and workshops from Neuroscience 2013 including Careers Beyond the Bench, Making the Most of Your International Training, and Actively Managing Your Career, so you can catch up on anything you missed or want to see again.

Neuroscience Programs: Secure Your Spot Today – Space is Limited
Registration is open for the 2014 Graduate School Fair in Washington, DC. This year, SfN offers the option to represent your program for the first two days or four days, extending the event from Saturday, November 15 through Tuesday, November 18. Saturday’s fair will run from 1-3 p.m. while Sunday through Tuesday’s fair will operate from noon-2 p.m. Institutional Program (IP) members exhibit for as low as $300. Space is limited and selling out quickly – book your exhibit space today by emailing your registration form to Get more information and buy exhibit space today.

Preview the Annual Meeting Scientific Program
Details about the scientific program for Neuroscience 2014 are available in the Preliminary Program and the Scientific Sessions sections of Take a minute to explore the groundbreaking research and innovative scientific findings that will be presented during this year’s meeting. Be sure to check throughout the summer for the most up-to-date session information.

Neuroscience 2014 Exhibit Hall Now Online
Search the new database by exhibitor name, booth number, or keyword. The online list of Neuroscience 2014 vendors is broken down by nearly 150 unique product categories on My Neuroscience Marketplace.

Membership & Chapters

See How We Advance the Field Together
Your membership not only provides you with valuable benefits, but also enables SfN to support efforts across the globe to advance the field of neuroscience, targeting developing regions. Among those efforts are recognition for deserving scientists at all levels, promotion of diversity and the integrity of the field, and informing the public and policy makers about the importance of continued brain research. Learn more about how your membership dues are helping SfN advance the field and ensure its future.

SfN Events Featured at FENS Forum 2014
The ninth FENS Forum of Neuroscience, organized by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and hosted by the Società Italiana di Neuroscienze, was held in Milan July 5-9. SfN President Carol Mason delivered remarks about women in neuroscience at the 6,000-attendee meeting. In addition, FENS and SfN partnered in sponsoring notable sessions, including the Global Advocacy Event and the Advocacy and Transparency on Animals in Research Symposium. Learn about other program events.

Education & Advocacy

From The Blood-Brain Barrier
A new article on describes how scientists are working on creative ways to bypass the blood-brain barrier. Many scientists are hopeful such efforts may one day lead to better outcomes for patients with brain tumors and other neurological disorders.

Professional Development

Add the Find a Neuroscientist Program to Your Professional Profiles
Communicate your science this summer. Sign up to be a part of the Find a Neuroscientist network and participate in education outreach in your community. Share your passion for neuroscience and help increase engagement and understanding. Learn more and sign up today on

Featured Resources on Educational Resources in Neuroscience
Educational Resources in Neuroscience (ERIN) on provides hundreds of high-quality resources identified and reviewed by SfN members. The “Neural Computation“ video features a discussion of how neural circuits in the retina make computations, and is presented in a clear format that is appropriate for undergraduate students. Log in to ERIN to write a review for an existing resource or to submit one of your own.

Across the Field

What's going on in the field of neuroscience around the world? 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.

NSF has released a “Dear Colleague” letter that focuses on BRAIN Initiative-related funding opportunities for international collaboration. NSF is interested in promoting international scientific cooperation that links scientists and engineers from a range of disciplines and organizations across international borders. The “Dear Colleague” letter is identifying existing NSF funding opportunities that are available for U.S. researchers working in cognitive science, neuroscience, and other related areas of brain research and technology development to enhance their research through international collaboration. Find the full list of funding and partnership opportunities on NSF’s site.

Save the date for GTCbio’s Imaging in Drug Discovery Conference on October 7-8 in Dublin. This meeting seeks to provide a forum for researchers from both industry and academia to share the latest advances in imaging applications in drug safety and metabolism, cancer immunotherapy, neurodegenerative disorders, and more. Submit an abstract by August 7. Also at that meeting is GTCbios’s 9th Cell Based Assays & Screening Technologies Conference, part of the Technologies in Drug Discovery Summit. Register early and save up to $350.

Nominees are now being accepted for the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences. The goal of the award is to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators in the chemical sciences. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide three grants of $50,000 every other year to female researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Find more information and make proposals by September 15.

The Association for Psychological Science and the members of the Initiative for Integrative Psychological Science invite attendees to the International Convention of Psychological Science. The convention will focus on research conducted at multiple levels of analysis and in multiple branches of psychological science, the cognitive sciences, the neurosciences, and other related disciplines. The March 12-14, 2015 conference will be held in Amsterdam. Submit symposia by September 17 and posters by September 30.