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Find great stories and learn the latest scientific developments about the brain by attending SfN’s annual meeting. With more than 30,000 attendees, Neuroscience 2014, November 15-19 in Washington, DC, is the world's largest source of emerging news on brain science and health. 


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How Movies Manipulate Your Brain to Keep You Entertained

Source: WIRED

At a recent event hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists got together with filmmakers to discuss what both groups have learned.

Why do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

Source: Science

A new study suggests humans take longer than other primates to grow up because their larger brains divert energy from body growth during childhood.

Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early

Source: The Atlantic

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.

Woodpecker Bodies Cushion Collision Impact On Bird Brains

Source: Inside Science

Unique analysis shows that woodpeckers use their bulk to protect their heads.

Sleep Apnea is a Risk Factor for Strokes

Source: Miami Herald

The interruptions in breathing that characterize sleep apnea cause low oxygen levels in the blood and brain, which can lead to hypertension.

News from SfN

This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Research funding cuts to top $6 billion, Labor says
- How tech could spell the end of animals in drugs testing
- Animal welfare accreditation questioned
- NIH to probe racial disparity in grant awards
- How movies manipulate your brain to keep you entertained
- Study finds that brains with autism fail to trim synapses as they develop
- Commentary: A looming crisis in medical research
- Pouring water on opponents of animal research

Browse This Year's Exhibitors

My Neuroscience Marketplace is a virtual directory of Neuroscience 2014 vendors.

A Guide to Journal Publishing: How to Get Published in a Research Journal

Gain insight into journal publishing and learn more about emerging trends, such as open-access journals.

SfN Opens Submissions for New Open Access Journal eNeuro

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) announced today that it is accepting submissions for eNeuro, its new open-access journal, and also revealed eNeuro’s founding editorial board. Featuring a wide range of content, eNeuro will provide an innovative venue for publishing excellent science across the neuroscience field, with a fair, fast review process for researchers.

Submit Your Science to eNeuro Today

The Society for Neuroscience is now accepting submissions to its new open-access journal, eNeuro.