Scientific Learning Launches BrainConnection.com

Posted on October 22, 1999

Scientific Learning Corporation has announced the launch of BrainConnection.com and the site's online magazine, NeuroWire. Among the features offered on BrainConnection.com are articles in NeuroWire that focus on a range of issues and insights related to the brain. The online magazine will cover topics such as visual perception, developmental learning, aging and the brain, evolution of the brain, and profiles of major figures in brain research.

BrainConnection.com will also include daily news about brain research, reviews of articles from leading journals dealing with brain research, chat rooms and forums, links to other sites, and a customization feature allowing users to create a personalized home page. In addition, there will be panel discussions and interviews with leading authorities, coverage of new research presented at national and international conferences and seminars, curriculum tools, and textbook and glossary information.

The website and its online magazine will be officially launched during the Society for Neuroscience 29th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, October 23 to 28, at a special event on Monday, October 25 at the Shelborne Beach Resort, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Society for Neuroscience is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the brain.

``One of our principal goals with BrainConnection.com and its online magazine is to document the often-complex discoveries from neurological and neuroscience research laboratories around the world in accurate terms that will be meaningful to consumers, educators, clinical practitioners, and scientists,'' said Dr. Michael Merzenich, a co-founder of Scientific Learning. ``An explosion in neuroscience research is rapidly generating a progressively deeper understanding of the nervous system's mechanisms and functions. With that growing understanding, we are better able to understand the underlying causes of many brain-related disorders and diseases. We believe that consumers, educators, professionals, and members of the scientific community all have a stake, and all share a serious interest, in this rapidly developing science,'' added Dr. Merzenich.

BrainConnection.com and its online magazine, NeuroWire, are created by a staff of scientists, educators, writers, and artists who both produce original exclusive content and edit high-value content from authoritative third-party sources. The company's goal is to convey important information in an accurate, accessible format.

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