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Graphic of a stick figure equally utilizing the left-brain and right-brain.

“Left-Brained” or “Right-Brained”? It’s Not That Simple After All

June 04, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Science has just revealed … (wait for it …) You need your whole brain! Sounds obvious enough, but it’s not uncommon to hear people say, “He’s awesome at taking tests, he must be left-brained.” Or, “She’s a really good painter—she must be right-brained.” Read More »

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A collage of winning images from the 2013 FASEB BioArts Contest.

BioArt: Where Art and Science Intersect

December 24, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever looked at something through a microscope and thought, “That’s really pretty”? Read More »

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Shedding Light on New Techniques for Treating Addiction

May 23, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

When our brains are healthy, we barely notice this marvel of engineering that controls our every thought, feeling, and move. But the many people suffering from brain disorders, including addiction, know that malfunctions in the brain can change who we are and how we manage our lives. Read More »

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Understanding Learning and Memory

March 28, 2013  /  Roger Sorensen, Ph.D., M.P.A., NIDA Program Official

What’s your new geometry teacher’s name? How do you get to your friend’s house? Where did you put your smartphone? Have you noticed that practice makes you play the piano better? Read More »

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Science and Gender: Encouraging More Girls To Become Scientists

March 19, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Here at NIDA, we are fortunate to be led by a trailblazing female scientist, Dr. Nora Volkow. Read More »

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