Brain Research Blog Posts

Female scientist

Science and Gender: Encouraging More Girls To Become Scientists

March 19, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Here at NIDA, we are fortunate to be led by a trailblazing female scientist, Dr. Nora Volkow. Read More »

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Your Brain: Better Than Any Computer

March 12, 2013  /  Dr. David Thomas, Program Officer in NIDA’s Behavioral and Cognitive Science Research Branch

Is your brain an organic computer? Your brain does a lot of things a computer does, like math, logic, analyzing input, creating output, and storing and retrieving information. Even at the cellular level, there are some striking similarities between brains and computers. Read More »

parts of the brain impacted by drugs

Be Aware for Your Brain: Drugs Change Critical Parts

February 28, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

There’s no better time than the upcoming Brain Awareness Week, from March 11‒17, to learn more about the most fascinating organ in your body. Read More »

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Optogenetics: An Enlightening Experience in High School Research

January 15, 2013  /  John Solder, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner

I remember my sophomore year in high school, feeling a life-changing moment of excitement when I read Dr. Read More »

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Celebration of Science

December 06, 2012  /  Zofia Klosowska, NIDA Research Training Award Fellow

On Saturday, September 8, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a very special event on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) main campus, called “Celebration of Science,” otherwise known as COS. Read More »