BrainU Article Honored as SCIENCE Editors' Choice
November 11, 2013 - While attending the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting last weekend, Dr. Janet Dubinsky received word that a paper she authored with Dr. Gillian Roehrig and Dr. Sashank Varma had been selected as an Editors' Choice by SCIENCE magazine. The paper, entitled "Infusing Neuroscience Into Teacher Professional Development," appeared in the Aug/Sept issue of Educational Researcher, the journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
SCIENCE is the highly-respected, peer-reviewed weekly science journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Selection as an Editors' Choice is a great honor. Read more...
University of Minnesota Professor A. David Redish's book, The Mind Within the Brain, brings together the research of decision-making from multiple disciplines to present a readable, relatable book about how we make decisions and how those decisions go wrong.
Dr. Redish was interviewed on Oct. 17th by Marshall Poe of Big Ideas in New Books on the New Books Network. Listen to this fascinating 55 minute interview.
Calling All Budding Neuroscientists The Dana Foundation's Design a Brain Experiment competition has just been announced. The competition is open only to U.S. high school students and the submission deadline is January 17, 2014. The two winning submissions will be announced during Brain Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2014. Read more...
NeuroVids on App Store Watch our popular movies about the synapse on iPad, iPhone, and iPod. The Synapse, The Action Potential, Toxins and Synapses, and Synapses Change have been bundled into a single application called NeuroVids available now on the App Store. Visit our movies page under Cool Stuff for links to Flash and YouTube versions.
Updated Documentation Now Available to accompany the new Virtual Neurons software. You may use the program in your web browser with the Flash plug-in or download versions for Windows, Mac, Android, and iPad. Read more...
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