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Your Brain: Better Than Any Computer

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

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 »

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Be Aware for Your Brain: Drugs Change Critical Parts

Sara Bellum
February 28, 2013

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

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

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

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

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 »

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NIDA's Where Are They Now Series? Turning Tragedy Into Inspiration

Sara Bellum
November 20, 2012

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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