Welcome to the Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter.
In this issue:1. What's New at Neuroscience for Kids
A. November Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter was archived
In November, 1 new figures were added and 5 pages were modified.
"Frontiers for Young Minds" calls itself "a web-based scientific journal with an editorial board of kids." All of the articles are about neuroscience, so the web site is a great place to learn about new research in the field.
Articles published in Frontiers for Young Minds are written by scientists, but are then reviewed by kids between the ages of 8 and 18 years old. This process ensures that the material is scientifically accurate and also readable by a younger audience. The titles of some of the new articles on the site include:
A. Our brain enjoys making friends
B. Why sleep?
C. The truth about a birds eye view
D. Going to school to sculpt the brain
The developers of Frontiers for Young Minds are looking for more young
reviewers so if you are interested in participating in this project,
contact the Frontiers editorial office.
Entries must be received by February 1, 2014!
A. Brainy T-shirts, mugs and other items from NEURO4KIDS.COM:
B. Books about the brain: for suggestions, see the Neuroscience for Kids Book Review page at:
C. Crafts: spend little or no money on a gift and create your own "brainy gift." The Neuroscience for Kids web site has many craft projects that you can turn into gifts. See:
B. "Insects Recognize Faces Using Processing Mechanism Similar to That of Humans" by Elizabeth A. Tibbetts and Adrian G. Dyer (SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, December, 2013).
C. As part of the new NeuroTalks public lecture series, the University of Washington (UW) Graduate Program in Neurobiology & Behavior is excited to present Dr. Tom Reh, who will speak about 'Restoring Sight to the Blind: the Future Looks Bright' at 7PM on Tuesday Dec 10, 2013 in the UW Foege Hall Auditorium (3720 15th Ave NE).
Please join us for a fun evening of neuroscience, geared for the curious
non-expert. Dr. Tom Reh will discuss newly discovered ways to use stem
cells to restore vision. After the talk, enjoy drinks, light snacks and
conversation with a group of vision experts, faculty and student members
of our Neuroscience community. Free registration is required at
A. More than 30,000 neuroscientists attended.
B. This conference is the world's largest meeting focused on scientific discovery related to the brain and nervous system.
C. 15,000 scientific presentations were developed.
D. 34 professional development workshops were held.
E. 600 exhibitors attended.
Next year's annual SfN meeting will be held November 15-19, 2014, in
Washington, DC. (Statistics: Society for Neuroscience,
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Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.