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Your Brain: Better Than Any Computer

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

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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Teen Songwriters Honored for National Drug Facts Week

March 07, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

As part of NIDA’s 2013 National Drug Facts Week, the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares selected five teens as winners of the “Teens! Read More »

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Are You Sure You Want To Drink That?

March 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

At first glance, energy drinks seem like a great idea—they give you increased energy without sleep—but be careful. Read More »

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Be Aware for Your Brain: Drugs Change Critical Parts

February 28, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

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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Butt In: Help Reduce Cigarette Butt Litter

February 26, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

We already know how harmful smoking is to your health, but did you know it can be bad for the environment? Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the United States—and the world. Read More »

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