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Poverty and the Developing Brain
From a team that studies this issue at Washington University School of Medicine, our authors explain the challenges and necessary steps to build a healthier, more productive society.
By Joan L. Luby, M.D., Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D., and John N. Constantino, M.D.

Managing Pain: Ancient Ideas and New Frontiers
Ancient Ideas and New Frontiers
A cognitive psychologist and head of Dartmouth College’s Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab, our author examines what pain looks like in the brain, and how new research findings are leading to new treatments for pain.
By Tor Wager, Ph.D.

The Miracle of Light
A Q&A with Karl Deisseroth, a winner of the 2021 Lasker Prize in Basic Medical Research for his pivotal work in optogenetics and author of the widely praised book, Projections: A Story of Human Emotions.
By Carl Sherman

Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate
Neuroscientists across the globe have new tools to study the integral role that sleeps plays in memory. But they agree that there are still many questions to be answered.
By Kayt Sukel

Poetry of the Brain
This year’s winning entries on the 20th anniversary of the annual Neuroscience for Kids Poetry Contest, which is designed to educate kids about the brain through creative writing.
By Bill Glovin


Editor’s Note

Words of thanks and a final goodbye


Notable brain science findings

Briefly Noted

By the Numbers, Brain in the News

Neuroethics Column: The Debate Over Safe Injection Sites

By Philip M. Boffey

Clinical Corner Column: Mental Health for Refugees

By Anne Glowinski, M.D., M.P.E.



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