Cerebrum Summer 2020


FEATURES 10 Neuroscience Adapts to the Covid World The impact has been sudden and unprecedented, shifting brain science research priorities, and sending shock waves through academia and the global research community. By Brenda Patoine 16 Racing to Understand Covid-19 and the Brain Scientists hope to uncover why the coronavirus sometimes presents neurological symptoms. But how similar is it to other viruses that can invade the nervous system? By Kayt Sukel 22 That Feeling in Your Bones Geneticist Gérard Karsenty at Columbia University Medical center turned to neuroscience to learn why our bones do much more than provide protection and support. By Gérard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D. 28 Emotional Intelligence Comes of Age Marc Brackett and Christina Cipriano at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence trace the formation of a young field and its growing impact on education and personal development. By Marc Brackett, Ph.D., and Christina Cipriano, Ph.D.

POINTS OF INTEREST NOTABLE FACTS IN THIS ISSUE 4 Sherry Chou, a neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh medical center, has organized an international consortium of 50 medical centers to draw neurological data from care that patients have already received. Jumping the Gun , Page 8 4 Further complicating matters are shifting immigration rules that may force foreign nationals, who make up a significant proportion of U.S. researchers, to leave the country. Neuroscience Adapts to the Covid World , Page 10 4 Is the virus getting into the brain directly? Is it affecting the brain through other means? These are important questions to answer. Racing to Understand Covid-19 suggested that the brain, too, is impacted—and that osteocalcin is a messenger, sent by bone to regulate crucial processes all over the body, including how we respond to danger. That Feeling in Your Bones , Page 22 4 Our brains are experience- expectant, constantly evolving and shaping who we are through our interactions with our world and all those within it. Emotional Intelligence Comes of Age , Page 28 and the Brain , Page 16 4 Evidence eventually

SECTIONS 5 Advances Notable brain science findings 6 Briefly Noted By the Numbers, Alzheimer’s Disease, Brain on the Web, The New Normal 7 Bookshelf A few brain science books that have recently caught our eye

8 Neuroethics: Jumping the Gun By Philip M. Boffey

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