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 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

Help us redesign our popular Brain Awareness Week sticker for the 2018 campaign! Entries are due October 31. Read the guidelines for details.
•  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.
Our award-winning PSA video on Successful Aging & Your Brain is now available in Spanish! Watch the new translation or our original English version.
In our briefing paper, "When Is the Brain 'Mature'?", we explore how new scientific findings regarding the brain, adolescence, and neurodevelopment are informing law and policy across the country.