Neuroscience in Society

illustration in blue of cartoon head with brain sticking out, and little people looking at it with magnifying glasses
Neuroscience has a profound ability to alter society, but who makes sure it changes society for the better?
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Researcher Samuel Cohen explains how Alzheimer’s differs from normal memory loss and how that may hold the key for future treatments.
  • TED
  • 8 min
Upload your consciousness into a computer with these 5 easy steps.
Watch this discussion on the discoveries and possibilities of the BRAIN Initiative.
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  • 62 min
Where in the brain does creativity come from?
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For more than a century, scientists have studied the brain, and yet, there is still so much about it that remains a mystery.
  • National Science Foundation
The highly connected region is active not only driving motor movements but also during cognitive tasks.
  • The Dana Foundation
Learn about the National Eye Institute’s effort to restore vision in difficult-to-treat eye diseases.
  • National Eye Institute
  • 4 min
Want to travel to Mars? Bring empathy, communication skills; expect trouble with seeing, thinking — and keeping food down.
  • The Dana Foundation
From the black-and-white days of I Love Lucy to the blue-ray lasers of today’s Game of Thrones in dazzling 3D, parents have worried that television might harm their child’s brain development. Now the answer is plain to see.
Ultron walks into a bar, and orders a drink. Bartender says, “We don’t serve robots!”. Ultron replies, “You will.”
Yesterday I encountered a colleague outside the elevator. He was profoundly troubled, as are many, anguished by the violence in Baltimore this week.
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The disastrous earthquake in Kathmandu has killed hundreds of people and brought grievous tragedy to thousands. Even among the survivors, the earthquake will leave its mark in the form of altered brain structure.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.