The Neuroscience of Art (ULoop, Apr 14, 2014) | Green tea boosts your brain (Science Codex, Apr 14, 2014) | A man with amnesia (Muskogee Phoenix, Apr 14, 2014) | Neuroscience of color (Fast Company, Mar 25, 2014) | Caffeine-like drugs (Bloomberg, Mar 25, 2014) | Tuning the brain (Nature, Mar 24, 2014) | 10 things wrong about anxiety (Huffington Post, Mar 17, 2014) | NIH rethinks psychiatry trials (Nature, Mar 17, 2014) | The neuroscience of leadership (CIO, Mar 10, 2014) | Why some people don’t like music (PolicyMIC, Mar 10, 2014) | How brains see music (The Atlantic, Feb 24, 2014) | Why remember dreams? (Medical Xpress, Feb 24, 2014) | Most Realistic Movie Psychopaths (Science News, Jan 20, 2014) | Does Caffeine Boost Memory? (Science News, Jan 20, 2014) | Your brain has two clocks (Huffington Post, Dec 02, 2013) | Orgasms for Dummies (Salon, Nov 17, 2013) | Alcohol without hangovers? (Daily Caller, Nov 17, 2013) | Best time to drink coffee (Life Hacker, Nov 13, 2013) | The Neuroscience of Facebook (Salon, Oct 15, 2013) | Pregnant smokers, effect brain (Live Science, Oct 08, 2013) | Porn on the brain (The Guardian, Oct 07, 2013) | How to be happier (Buffer, Oct 01, 2013)

ACNP Spotlight


53rd Annual Meeting: December 7-11, 2014

The Program Committee is now requesting proposals for panels, mini-panels, and study groups for 2014 Annual Meeting. While scientific quality is paramount, this year the committee will strongly consider the composition of the panels that include women, under-represented minorities and early career scientists and clinicians. Read more

Annual Meeting Preliminary Schedule
Annual Meeting FAQs

ACNP President's Letter- Dr. Peter W. Kalivas, A Multi-Generational Mission.

2014 New Members and Fellows – Please help us congratulate the 26 new Associate Members, 42 new Members and 16 Members promoted to Fellow status during the 2013 Annual Meeting.

The Cure Alliance for Mental Illness petition to promote research for mental illness 

Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews - Biomolecular Discovery: Mechanisms, Therapeutics, and Biomarkers in Neural Disorders

2013 Annual Meeting E-Poster Gallery

2013 NEATOR Recipient  - The first annual NEATOR (Neuropsychopharmacology Editors' Award for a Transformative Original Report) was presented to Michael H. Baumann, Ph.D. for his paper entitled: The Designer Methcathinone Analogs, Mephedrone and Methylone, are Substrates for Monoamine Transporters in Brain Tissue. Read More

NPP Podcast - Brain changes in young smokers, The value of alcohol

NIMH Directors Blog
NIDA Directors Blog

In 2012, NPP launched a new functionality making the unedited version of a peer-reviewed manuscript available upon acceptance; in advance of editing and final review.  Read more on the AAP FAQ webpage.

Neuro News Corner

Article- The addiction paradox

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's February death from a drug overdose triggered media reports blaming the terrible disease of addiction for claiming another life. But calling addiction a "disease" may be misguided, according to an alternative view with some scientific basis. Most people who are addicted to cigarette smoking, alcohol or other drugs manage to quit, usually on their own, after experiencing major attitude adjustments. Although relapses occur, successes ultimately outnumber fatalities. People can permanently walk away from addiction.

Evidence that addiction is a solvable coping problem rather than a chronic, recurring disease seems like encouraging news. But it's highly controversial. Neuroscientists and many clinicians regard drug addictions as brain illnesses best vanquished with the help of medications that fight cravings and withdrawal. From this perspective, drug-induced brain changes increase a person's thirst for artificial highs and make quitting progressively more difficult.
  - Read More (Source - Science News, Images- Tang Yau Hoong)



May 8, 2014
Overall Session Proposals by Chairs

May 15, 2014

Travel Award Applications

May 22, 2014
Individual Presenter Abstracts  

June 18, 2014
Honorific Award Nominations

August 14, 2014
Poster Abstract Submissions 

September 18, 2014
New Member Nominations

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NPP Reviews

NPP ReviewPublished each January as a special collection of review articles, the 2013 issue of NPPR addresses Epigenetics, the modification of genetic expression without changing the underlying DNA, or how environment affects genetic potential. Epigenetics is highly involved in learning and memory, as well as maladaptations caused by stress or drug abuse.  Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews


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