Neuroscience in Society

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Neuroscience has a profound ability to alter society, but who makes sure it changes society for the better?
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Jazz musician Pat Metheny and neuroscientist Charles Limb find a common note in the keys of improv.
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The next generation of neuroscientists reflect on the future of brain science.
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A growing body of research now shows that poverty changes the way children’s brains develop, shrinking parts of the brain essential for memory, planning, and decision-making.
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Educators may be able to take a different perspective if they understood a bit more of the neuroscience behind learning.
  • Psychology Today
Even light phone users get anxious when their mobile device is taken away for a short time.
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Every day, technology helps us wake up, get ready for the day, and remember everything on our to-do list. But is our constant reliance on technology hurting our brains?
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  • 4 min
What can we learn from failure and why is it important?
  • Kyoto University
Have you wondered the impact socioeconomic status can have on children's developing brains?
  • TED
While trigger warnings may seem helpful, research shows this may not be the case.
  • Inside Higher Ed
Our culture affects what we eat, what we wear, and what language we speak. However, where we grow up in the world may also affect certain aspects of how our brains work.
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With insights from neuroscience, behavioral economics research seeks to understand why people are often predictably irrational when it comes to economic decision-making.
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Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. And, the rate is increasing.
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