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What is Fear?

The Chemistry of Fear

Source: American Chemical Society
What happens in the brain when we are frightened?
Young chimpanzees laughing and playing in grass.

No Laughing (Gray) Matter: Laughter, the Brain, and Evolution

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Researchers are studying what happens in the brains of people and other animals when laughing to gain deeper insight into human behavior and its evolution.

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100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered

Source: LiveScience

An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human.

Everyone's Brain Generates Emotions The Same Way

Source: Inside Science

A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and coding come together in the prefrontal cortex.

Amid Growing Concern Over Head Injuries, California Limits Full-Contact Football Practices

Source: The Washington Post Early Lead Blog

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will limit football practices for middle-school and high school students.

Spark for a Stagnant Search

Source: New York Times

The Broad Institute announced a $650 million donation for psychiatric research from the Stanley Family Foundation — one of the largest private gifts ever for scientific research.

Beyond Salty and Sweet: A Budding Club of Tastes

Source: The New York Times Well Blog

Although there is still no consensus beyond sweet, salty, sour, bitter and savory, the research makes clear there is more to taste than a handful of sensations.

News from SfN

Save the Date: American Brain Coalition Webinar on BRAIN Initiative

Register for the webinar on July 31 to receive an update on the BRAIN Initiative.

Advance Registration and Housing Open

Register now to get the best rates and secure housing for the meeting.

SfN Resources Help Members Navigate Career Paths, Funding Challenges

With increased pressure on funding in labs, SfN is increasing its online offerings to help neuroscientists at every career stage.

Spring Council Roundup

The SfN Council met May 19-20 in Washington, DC, for its annual spring meeting and discussed member values, new programming, international eligibility for officer elections, and more.

Advance Your Career and Learn About the Latest Scientific Developments

Join fellow neuroscience researchers, clinicians, and advocates in Washington, DC, on November 15-19 for Neuroscience 2014.