Welcome to the Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter.
Here is what you will find in this issue:
1. What's New at Neuroscience for Kids
2. Neuroscience for Kids Site of the Month
3. Neuroscience for Kids Drawing Contest - Now Open
4. 2011 University of Washington Brain Awareness Week Open House
5. Summer Research Opportunity for High School Students
6. Society for Neuroscience Meeting
8. Media Alert
9. Treasure Trove of Brain Trivia
10. Support Neuroscience for Kids
11. How to Stop Your Subscription
A. November Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter was archived
B. Treasure Hunt #10
C. FDA Warning About Caffeine-Alcohol Drinks
D. January, February 2011 Neurocalendars
In November, 4 new figures were added and 45 pages were modified.
The "NOVA | Body & Brain" site is a subsection of the larger NOVA web site with articles, slide shows, videos about the life and health sciences, including the neuroscience. A video currently featured on the site is titled "Autism Genes" and discusses new research about genetic factors that might be responsible for autism. Also included is a short slide show with some excellent information and photos that describe how traumatic brain injury is diagnosed. I strongly suggest that you read the interview with Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa that tells his story of becoming a brain surgeon.
When you finish with all of the material on the NOVA web site, read some
of the suggested "NEWS" "LINKS" and "BOOKS" (right side of page) for more
Applications are due in early January, 2011, so you need to get started
with your application now!
The 2011 Society for Neuroscience meeting will be held in Washington, D.C.
from November 12 to November 16.
B. The cover story of TIME magazine (November 22, 2010) discusses the issue of medical marijuana in the United States. This same issue has an article "Bringing Dogs to Heal" by Mark Thompson that discusses the use of dogs to help people with posttraumatic stress disorder.
C. "The Warrior's Brain" by Andrew Bast (NEWSWEEK magazine, November 22, 2010) discusses battlefield brain injuries.
D. "Hallucinogens as Medicine" by Roland R. Griffiths and Charles S. Grob (Scientific American Magazine, December 2010).
E. The cover story of PARADE magazine (November 28, 2010) is titled
"Inside the Teenage Brain" by Judith Newman.
B. 16.5% of all fatal car accidents in the US involve a drowsy driver. (Source: TIME magazine, November 22, 2010, page 21)
C. The part of the brain known as the substantia nigra gets its name from Latin meaning "black substance."
D. Between 1999 and 2009, 24 new species of poison dart frogs were identified in the Amazon rainforest. (Source: Amazon Alive: A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009)
E. The US government spends up to $20 billion each year to reduce illegal
drug use. This includes costs associated with crop eradicationprojects
and public education campaigns. (Source: Reuter, P. (ed), Understanding
the Demand for Illegal Drugs, Washington, D.C.: National Research
Help Neuroscience for Kids
Your comments and suggestions about this newsletter and the "Neuroscience for Kids" web site are always welcome. If there are any special topics that you would like to see on the web site, just let me know.
Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.