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Love in the Lab: How Scientists Study Affection

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Research in animals and humans is helping to identify brain processes that are active when people are “in love.”
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The Power of the Placebo

Source: Society for Neuroscience
As many as one in three patients report feeling better after receiving a drug that has no active ingredients.

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Artists 'Have Structurally Different Brains'

Source: BBC

Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found.

Off-Season May Not be Long Enough for Football Players' Brain Health

Source: FOX News

The time between football seasons may not be enough for players' brains to recover from hard hits to their heads during games and practices.

To Quash Depression, Some Brain Cells Must Push Through the Stress

Source: Los Angeles Times

what does psychological resilience look like inside our brains, at the cellular level?

Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System

Source: National Public Radio

Researchers wanted to know if the buzz from eating Sichuan peppercorn is connected to the tingling you feel when your foot falls asleep.

Apathy Could Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age

Source: USA Today

A new study suggests that as people age, they should be aware of symptoms of apathy, which may indicate a decrease in brain volume and possible brain disease.

News from SfN

April 18, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- NIH and AHRQ announce updated policy for application submission
- Animals with human rights will be more than a pet peeve for researchers
- H.R. 4472: US-Israel Global Neuroscience Partnership Act of 2014
- Finding may explain why women more likely develop Alzheimer's
- Videos: A (very) close look inside the zebrafish brain
- Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws
- Brain scans: Don’t throw out the baby with the dead salmon

Abstract Submission Now Open

Submit an abstract for Neuroscience 2014 by 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 8.

SfN Members Advocate for Increased Science Research

Forty-five researchers representing twenty-six states took to Capitol Hill on March 26 for SfN’s eighth annual Capitol Hill Day.

Senator Menendez Tours Rutgers Laboratory Following SfN Hill Day

During the recent Society for Neuroscience Capitol Hill Day, Dr. Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom invited Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to tour his laboratory.

The Journal of Neuroscience Rolls Out ORCID Integration

Authors submitting articles to The Journal of Neuroscience will now have the option to add their ORCID identifier or register for one on the ORCID website.