The Neuroscience of Seeing an Ex (Discover Magazine, Mar 19, 2017) | The neuroscience of humor (Medical News Today, Mar 05, 2017) | Your brain on politics (UVA Today, Mar 05, 2017) | How to keep your brain young (INC, Mar 05, 2017) | Take two pills... (Psychiatric Times, Jan 20, 2017) | Promise and Perils of Pot (ScienceNews, Jan 16, 2017) | Witnessing fear can change your brain (ScienceDaily, Jan 12, 2017) | The Athletic Brain (the set pieces, Nov 13, 2016) | Tide of Dementia (Nature, Nov 13, 2016) | Gene linked to Autism/Sociability (Science News, Sep 29, 2016) | Beer decreases shyness! (BBC, Sep 29, 2016) | Can we see taste? (NPR, Sep 29, 2016) | Sleep deprivation hits hard (Science News, Aug 15, 2016) | The neuroscience of “cool” (Quartz, Aug 01, 2016) | Neuroscience of bullying (Medical News Today, Jul 11, 2016) | Can Neuroscience Change Our Minds? (Times Higher Education, Jul 11, 2016)

ACNP Spotlight


Plans for the 56th Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, California are well underway. Travel Award submissions are now open and we are now accepting proposals for Panels, Mini-Panels and Study Groups. 

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2017 New Members and Promotions - Please help us congratulate the 30 new Associate Members, 45 new Members, and 31 new ACNP Fellows. 


ACNP 2017 President's Letter- Dr. Anissa Abi-Dargham   

Neuropsychopharmacology ReviewsThe Immunology of Behavior — Exploring the Role of the Immune System in Brain Health and Illness   

The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research

Minority Task Force Report on Initiatives  

Brief: Finding the Right Treatment for Depression

NPP PodcastNeuropsychopharmacology Reviews: The Immunology of Behavior—Exploring the Role of the Immune System in Brain Health and Illness

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Article- Smartphones may be changing the way we think

Not too long ago, the internet was stationary. Most often, we’d browse the Web from a desktop computer in our living room or office. If we were feeling really adventurous, maybe we’d cart our laptop to a coffee shop. Looking back, those days seem quaint.

Today, the internet moves through our lives with us. We hunt Pokémon as we shuffle down the sidewalk. We text at red lights. We tweet from the bathroom. We sleep with a smartphone within arm’s reach, using the device as both lullaby and alarm clock. Sometimes we put our phones down while we eat, but usually faceup, just in case something important happens.

Our iPhones, Androids and other smartphones have led us to effortlessly adjust our behavior. Portable technology has overhauled our driving habits, our dating styles and even our posture. Despite the occasional headlines claiming that digital technology is rotting our brains, not to mention what it’s doing to our children, we’ve welcomed this alluring life partner with open arms and swiping thumbs.

Scientists suspect that these near-constant interactions with digital technology influence our brains. Small studies are turning up hints that our devices may change how we remember, how we navigate and how we create happiness — or not. - Read More (Source - Science News, Images -TASSII/ISTOCKPHOTO)



4/28/2017-Deadline to submit ACNP Travel Award applications.

5/9/2017-Deadline for submission of overall proposals by chairs (Panels, Mini-Panels, & Study Groups).

5/23/2017-Deadline for submission of individual presenter abstracts (Panels & Mini-Panels).

5/23/2017-Deadline for submission of disclosures by Study Group participants. 

5/26/2017-Deadline for chairs to review and finalize proposed sessions (Panels, Mini-Panels, & Study Groups).

6/28/2017-Deadline to submit Honorific Awards.

8/10/2017-Deadline to submit Poster Abstracts 



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