ABC is committed to providing its members and the public with resources on the brain to advance understanding about the cause, impact, and consequences of neurologic and psychiatric illness in our society.
- We provide members with biweekly science advocacy and news updates. Check out highlights from our eNewsletters.
- Visit Understanding the Brain for ways to learn more about the brain.
- Learn the answers to commonly asked question about participating in a clinical trial for new treatments. (Page coming soon)
- ABC has put together a reference guide to the Brain Research Initiatives occurring in the United States and all around the globe.
- Find out about various Research Funding Opportunities
- Check out these resources on advocating in support of the responsible use of Animals in Research.
- Post-mortem brain donation is critically needed to advance the science of treating and ultimately curing brain disease. Researchers require both diseased tissue and non-diseased (control brains) for their scientific investigations. Please visit The Brain Donor Project to learn more and to arrange to donate your brain upon death.
This image captures the many layers of nerve cells in the retina. The top layer (green) is made up of cells called photoreceptors that convert light into electrical signals to relay to the brain. The two best-known types of photoreceptor cells are rod- and cone-shaped. Rods help us see under low-light conditions but can’t help us distinguish colors. Cones don’t function well in the dark but allow us to see vibrant colors in daylight. Credit: Wei Li, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health