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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

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.

Workshop on the Transportation of Research Animals

The ILAR Roundtable will hold a free workshop to explore issues related to the transportation of research animals on September 3-4.

Aug. 22, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- NSF awards $10.8 million in early concept grants for brain research
- Benefunder to launch new funding channel for higher education research
- CBO expects no further across-the-board cuts this fiscal year
- Iran's moderate president loses a minister-and some momentum for reform
- Stephen F. Heinemann, Salk pioneer in brain disease research
- Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills
- Abbott wins $19.5 million contract to develop brain injury test
- Who governs science?
- The curious incident of the fly in the night
- Ice bucket challenge underscores damaging cuts to federal NIH funding

Upcoming Webinar: Creating Individual Development Plans

Register for the September 17 webinar to learn how an IDP can be used to help employees reach career goals, improve current job performance, and assist in tailoring individual training as part of the overall mentoring process.