American Brain Coalition: News and Updates

Government News

NIA-supported research has shown that brain injuries from earlier-life concussions may be evident decades later in the aging brain. These findings, which appeared in Neuroimage, provide insight into the potential long-term effects of earlier-life concussions. A NIA-funded study suggests that video games may improve key aspects of memory in older adults. The findings, which were published in Behavioural Brain Research, suggest that novel, three-dimensional stimuli may have particular benefits memory function.


Member News

Training in Neurotherapeutics Discovery and Development for Academic Scientists Course 2021 Session will be offered VIRTUALLY, February 8-12, 2021. Application is free, as is registration for accepted candidates. To review the application criteria and apply, visit hereApplication deadline: November 16, 2020. This NIH-funded training program in neurotherapeutics discovery and development is an intensive 4½ -day course that will provide trainees with the various knowledge elements required to discover and advance a neurotherapeutic agent to Investigational New Drug (IND) Application. Any questions please contact Caroline Foote at

The Society for Neuroscience's first-ever Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair is just two weeks away (November 5-7)! Explore new opportunities at this unique venue for connecting neuroscience students and graduate programs and job seekers and employers from a broad range of disciplines, career stages, and countries. This event is free to attend, and registration is now open.

Data Standards for Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Strong Examples 
Tuesday, November 10 at 2:00 pm ET - Register here.

  • Karen Adolph, New York University – Databrary 
  • Russell Poldrack, Stanford University – BIDS and OpenNeuro
  • Michael C. Frank, Stanford University – The Wordbank Project