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Help Wanted: Brain Scientist

Sara Bellum
October 16, 2012

The brain controls just about everything we do, think, and feel. It coordinates all of the body’s physical functions—like standing, walking, and breathing—as well as our memory, emotions, and behaviors. Read More »

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The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

Eric Wargo, Office of Science Policy and Communications at NIDA
September 11, 2012

I’ve always been a huge Star Trek fan. When I was a teenager, my hero was Mister Spock—cool, analytical, even-tempered, and smarter than everyone around him. Being raised in his ancient society of the planet Vulcan made him a force to be reckoned with. Read More »

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Mindset Over Matter

Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer
August 15, 2012

Hi, my name is Eric Wargo and I’m a new science writer here at NIDA. Before coming to NIDA, I wrote for an association of psychological scientists, people who study all aspects of the mind and human behavior. Read More »

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Chasing the Runner's High

Sara Bellum
July 26, 2012

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, is an avid runner—6 miles a day! We all know the benefits of physical activity on the body, but as a neuroscientist, Dr. Volkow is also interested in how exercise helps the brain. Read More »

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HBO's "The Weight of the Nation": Obesity on the Brain

Sara Bellum
May 30, 2012

SBB has talked a lot about how drug addiction is a complicated brain disease. But it’s not the only one. Read More »

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