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Nourish your neurons during the 2018 Brain Awareness Season

What are the ingredients we need to maximize our brains' potential? This year, our 2018 Brain Awareness Season lecture series explores the critical influence nourishing the brain has on our daily...

CROET head, Photo by Aaron Bieleck, Ed Comm Photography

Year in review: The most popular “On the Brain” posts of 2017

As we welcome in 2018, here’s a look back at the ten most popular posts of 2017. 1. A strong neuroscience program is about to get stronger—meet leaders and researchers at the...

Stanley A. Herring, M.D. Clinical Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and Neurological Surgery University of Washington

Discovering the latest in TBI research, evaluation and treatment

For many graduate students, myself included, conferences and symposiums are little more than an opportunity to stuff your face with free food, nervously defend your most bewildering preliminary data,...

Innovative technologies used for the assessment of concussion and TBI

Neuropsychologists measure the relationship between how the brain is functioning and how people think and act as a result. Although they have incorporated advances in brain imaging to improve our...

OHSU research targets chronic balance dysfunction in mTBI patients

Abnormal balance control during standing and walking has been documented in patients who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion. These problems may improve over the weeks...

A look back at SAIL, the Summer Academy to Inspire Learning

As students end their summer break and head back to school this month, we take a look back at July's  Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL), a week-long summer camp for high school students...

Five common myths about the brain―and the truth behind them

Here are five common myths about the brain – and the truth behind them. 1. You only use 10 percent of your brain False! Techniques that allow scientists to see brain activity like positron...

Understanding frontotemporal dementia

For the past 10 years, I have had the privilege of leading a support group for family caregivers of persons with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and related disorders. The group’s creation was...