Society for Neuroscience

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) formed in 1969, is a society of scientists and clinical physicians with a collaborative focus on the study and treatment of human brain and nervous system disorders. SfN has more than 36,000 members, publishes peer-review journals, newsletters, news stories for the Web and conducts educational symposiums.

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Sleep study finds post-karaoke stress is strengthened by REM sleep

We're all familiar with the fact that the quality of our sleep has a strong impact on our waking lives. But what you may not know is that sleep stages contribute to how we process life experiences and memories in different ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hardships during youth may alter brain development

Experiencing adversity before the age of 18 is unfortunately quite common. Nearly two thirds of young people experience at least one instance of adversity, be it abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction. Adverse childhood ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxiety may be contagious, mouse study suggests

Severe instances of stress experienced early in life (ELS) are a risk factor for developing neuropsychiatric diseases, such as anxiety, later in life.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brain changes: Examining the lingering effects of COVID-19

More profoundly than previously believed, the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, can impact the brain for months after infection. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2022, the annual meeting of the Society for ...


How pregnancy changes the parental brain

Pregnancy and birthing have profound, often long-lasting, effects on brain physiology, mood and behavior. New findings on the neurobiology of the maternal experience were presented at Neuroscience 2022, the annual meeting ...


Genetic variation and the diverse range of behaviors in autism

Research in humans and animal models points to potential biological and genetic mechanisms contributing to the diversity of behaviors seen in autism. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2022, the annual meeting of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the consequences of early life adversity on the brain

Using cutting edge molecular techniques in rodent models, researchers are dissecting the neurobiological mechanisms impacted by early life adversity. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2022, the annual meeting of ...

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