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Science Fair Project Ideas

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Get engaged in neuroscience with a variety of hands-on science experiments on a number of brain-related topics.
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The Chemistry of Fear

Source: American Chemical Society
What happens in the brain when we are frightened?

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Myths about the Brain 'Hamper Effective Teaching'

Source: The Telegraph

Research published today suggests that widely believed myths about neuroscience are being used to justify classroom practice that has "no educational value".

Walking for a Better Brain

Source: The Atlantic

When a 70-year-old man walked the length of the United States in 1909, he sparked a conversation that ultimately changed medicine's ideas about the value of exercise in old age. Wayne Curtis.

Magnetic Stimulation Gains in Depression Treatment

Source: Chicago Tribune

A machine that sends magnetic pulses into a patient's brain has become the new frontier of depression treatment.

Spiders Break through Our Blind Spots

Source: Inside Science

Humans may have evolved a visual spider “template” to warn us of danger.

Smell Turns Up in Unexpected Places

Source: New York Times

A team of biologists has found that our skin is bristling with olfactory receptors.

News from SfN

Message From the President: What's Next for Senior Scientists

In the changing landscape of opportunities in neuroscience, how can senior scientists approaching retirement stay involved in science in some way?

Annual Meeting Preview: Optimize Your Time at Neuroscience 2014

Neuroscience 2014 is an unparalleled venue for the sharing and discussion of neuroscience research.

SfN Wins Board Governance Award

The Society for Neuroscience received one of two honorable mention awards in the 2014 Prudential Leadership Awards for Exceptional Nonprofit Boards.

Inside Neuroscience: Scientists Investigate Underpinnings of Social Behavior

During a press conference at Neuroscience 2013, researchers described the ways the brain evaluates interactions with others, copes with sudden changes in social hierarchies, and responds to social stress.

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