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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How did working memory earn the title "the brain's workhorse"?
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How would our bodies and brains work without gravity?
  • TED
  • 5 min
Our expert answers your questions about chronic pain, its causes and its treatment.
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Supporters of science and research took to the streets to advocate for an investment in our future.
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The March for Science will occur April 22, 2017 across the nation and the world, with a significant turnout expected in Washington D.C.
Kenneth Elpus, assistant professor of music education at the University of Maryland, discusses his experience as a music teacher and the fragmentation of art education in public schools.
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  • 22 min
Daniel Levitin, professor of neuroscience at McGill University, describes the way that learning a musical instrument alters and strengthens key areas of the brain.
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  • 22 min
Nina Kraus, professor at Northwestern University, discusses how our brains process sound, and how making music can help offset language deficiencies.
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  • 25 min
Ping Ho, founder and director of UCLArts and Healing, describes how art education is a matter of public health.
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Teaching young people how to play music and create art can have lasting benefits for the brain.
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Abstract paintings test your brain in a unique way.
  • Science Friday
  • 29 min
In the debate over refugees, immigration, and terrorism, the impact of policy on the practice of science and its role in American prosperity is being ignored.

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