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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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Science Fair Project Ideas

Source: Science Buddies
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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Obama’s Brain Project Backs Neurotechnology

Source: MIT Technology Review

The U.S. announces $46 million to develop new technologies for exploring the brain.

76 of 79 Deceased NFL Players Found to Have Brain Disease

Source: PBS

The nation’s largest brain bank focused on the crippling disease known as CTE has now found the condition in 96 percent of players it has tested posthumously.

A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries of the Brain By Talking And Watching

Source: NPR Shots Blog

If you have a problem with your heart or liver, the diagnosis is likely to be made by a lab test or medical image. But neurologist Allan Ropper says those tests often fail when it comes to the brain.

“Glass Brain” Offers Tours of the Space between Your Ears

Source: Scientific American

3-D visualizations combine EEG and MRI data to illustrate how brain signals propagate and could be used to study neural disorders.

Is Your Brain Male or Female?

Source: BBC

Do you have a "male" or "female" brain? Are there really significant brain differences between the sexes and if so, do these differences matter?

News from SfN

SfN Receives Research!America Advocacy Award

Each year, Research!America honors research advocates who are trailblazers in advancing medical progress to improve national health and economic security.

This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- After the NIH funding 'euphoria' comes the 'hangover'
- Strengthening safety and security across the U.S. life sciences research enterprise
- New Washington player joins push for NIH funding
- National Institutes of Health will examine 'effect of sex' in preclinical testing
- How a failed experiment on rats sparked a billion-dollar infant-care breakthrough
- Strange new type of brain cell discovered
- How neuroscience can teach children about mental health
- There's not a creativity deficit in science
- Op-Ed: Crowdfunding for medical research hits a new high

Neuroscience 2014 Press Program Features Latest Developments in Brain Science and Health

Scientists will unveil recent discoveries about the brain and related disorders at Neuroscience 2014 in Washington, DC, on November 15–19.

Sept. 19, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- House votes to arm Syrian rebels; CR passes
- Senate approves Obama's Syria plan in funding bill
- Too few university jobs for America's young scientists
- Scottish independence: Scotland to stay in UK
- If you give a mouse a human speech gene, it learns faster
- How your brain actually makes decisions while you sleep
- Prominent US academics reprise plea for more basic research to fuel innovation
- Seven reasons Congress must reauthorize America COMPETES

U.S. Requiring Airlines to Keep More Data on Incidents Involving Animals

Starting January 1, airlines must file reports for lost or hurt animals that are being shipped commercially.