What's New in Science - Introduction to Gender and the Brain
What's New in Science Christia Brown
Part 1 of 4: This segment includes a description of why it is difficult to examine gender differences in people and what the implications are for getting it wrong. It also provides a primer for what people should know when evaluating research on gender.
Second Language Shows Benefits to Aging Brain
As people age, cognitive flexibility — the ability to adapt to unfamiliar or unexpected circumstances — and related "executive" functions decline. Recent studies suggest lifelong bilingualism may reduce this decline — a boost that may stem from the experience of constantly switching between languages. However, how brain activity differs between older bilinguals and monolinguals was previously unclear.
UK Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation Receives NIH Grant
The University of Kentucky Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation (CDART) has received a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), funding which will continue the center's long history of developing novel intervention strategies that target high-risk individuals.
What's New in Science - Susan Barron Part 3
Drugs and the Brain Part 3: How about Understanding Drug Withdrawal (from a Brain Perspective) and Pharmacotherapy
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