SfN Releases Eighth Edition of Brain Facts Book
WASHINGTON, DC — The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) recently released its eighth edition of Brain Facts, a primer on the brain and nervous system. Brain Facts is a valuable resource for secondary school teachers and students who participate in the Brain Bee.
The book covers functions of the brain, diseases and disorders, research methods, and neuroethics. New additions to the book include eight fundamental core concepts of neuroscience, an enhanced anatomy section with references to the new 3D brain model on the companion website, and more than 150 glossary terms to provide further value for educators.
“We are very pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this important tool for educators, providing an overview of the brain and information on current research,” said SfN President Richard Huganir. “With this resource we are working to provide students with fascinating and timely information about basic and clinical brain research, including current facts about brain diseases and disorders.”
The Brain Facts book is a companion to BrainFacts.org, a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and Society for Neuroscience (SfN). Together, the book and website serve as sources for trusted and reliable information about the progress and promise of brain research. Since launched in 2012, 8.5 million users have visited BrainFacts.org, with more than 9.6 million sessions and upwards of 16.5 million page views on the site. BrainFacts.org contains more than 1,400 pieces of content including animations, articles, videos, and classroom resources for educators.
“The book is very complementary to the many interactive resources currently available on BrainFacts.org, including the 3D model of the brain,” said John H. Morrison, editor-in-chief of BrainFacts.org. “It is our hope that the experiences we’ve created on the site and in the book will continue to nurture curiosity about the brain and nervous system and embrace the latest, innovative ways of learning.”
Download the book for free on BrainFacts.org.
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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of nearly 37,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system.