Press Room

The Dana Foundation's Communications department provides a free resource for journalists developing stories on topics related to the brain. To inquire about a brain expert, please email pressinfo@dana.org with your question and your media affiliation, and we will respond as quickly as possible. We work with a network of more than 350 North American experts in the major fields of neuroscience, all of whom are Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives members committed to public outreach. 

 Featured News and Articles

 
We'll be in DC for the Society for Neuroscience and International Neuroethics Society meetings. Stay tuned to our coverage by following us on Twitter.
   
•  Thanks to everyone who participated in the Brain Awareness Week 2018 sticker design contest! Public voting is now open, until November 30. Help us choose the winner!
   
There’s no shortage of articles warning of the negative effects of screen time on kids’ development, but what does the research actually say? Experts weigh in, in our new briefing paper, "The Truth About Research on Screen Time."
   
We report from our recent Neuroscience and Society event, “The Meditating Brain,” which explored the neurological impact of practices such as yoga, meditation, and prayer.
   
Congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect, can lead to significant, long-lasting cognitive deficits. In our new grantee interview, "When a Defective Heart Damages the Brain," grantee Daniel Licht discusses his research on preventing such deficits, and how the timing of surgery may be key to improving outcomes.