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How the Human Brain Gets Its Wrinkles

Source: Discovery News

The reason our brains have that wrinkly, walnut shape may be that the rapid growth of the brain's outer brain -- the gray matter -- is constrained by the white matter, a new study shows.

Study: Physical Fitness Linked to Brain Fitness

Source: U.S. News & World Report

More physically fit children had stronger brain tissue linked to cognition.

Abbott Wins $19.5 Million Contract to Develop Brain Injury Test

Source: Chicago Tribune

In collaboration with the U.S. military, Abbott Laboratories to develop traumatic brain injury test.

Peek into Brain Shows How Kids Learn Math Skills

Source: Associated Press

Stanford University researchers first peeked into the brains of 28 children as they solved a series of simple addition problems inside a brain-scanning MRI machine.

A Switchboard in the Brain Could Unlock Treatments for Autism and Schizophrenia

Source: The Washington Post

New research shows the mechanism by which the brain juggles different types of information.

News from SfN

NSF Announces EAGER Awards

The National Science Foundation awarded $10.8 million in Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) to fund projects developing new neurotechnologies.

Aug. 15, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- UK grants Chile matching funds for program on scientific research and innovation
- International Brain Bee winner announced
- Scientists have created the most realistic fake brain tissue ever
- In the brain, memories are inextricably tied to place
- U.S. fast-tracking process toward human testing of Ebola vaccine
- Nepal 'still struggling' to harness science for development
- I believe in animal research. But it's time to draw a line

2014 International Brain Bee Winner Announced

Gayathri Muthukumar from India won this competition for secondary students and will complete an internship with a neuroscientist, sponsored by SfN.

Opening Soon: Submitting Your Science to eNeuro

SfN’s new online, open-access journal provides neuroscientists with an innovative platform for sharing their work and a modern publishing experience featuring a fair, fast review process.

Aug. 8, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Prominent U.S. research institutions announce collaboration toward sharing and standardizing neuroscience data
- NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September
- Against all odds: Women in developing countries succeed in STEM fields
- In science, it matters that women come last
- IBM chip processes data similar to the way your brain does
- Young scientists use crowd sourcing to fund their research
- Shared brain activity predicts audience preferences
- Shift in research strategy needed to forestall ills of aging
- Expert reaction to Norman Baker's comments on animal research