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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A former NFL player and a roundtable of scientists discuss concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
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Lisa Brenner, an associate professor at the University of Colorado, talks about traumatic brain injury in military personnel and symptoms that many people experience when they've had a head injury.
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Trauma silences its victims, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open up and heal.
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The discovery of a large family of receptors detecting odor solved the mystery of how our brains perceive smell.
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As neurolaw grows at remarkable pace, judges are still determining how, whether, and when to support brain science in the courtroom.
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By targeting pain at its source, scientists are aiming to develop new and safer pain relievers.
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U.S. lawmakers and research advocates recently attended a Capitol Hill briefing titled "Pain Research: On the Verge of a Breakthrough", featuring Allan Basbaum, professor at University of California, San Francisco.
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Help your students create videos about the brain and nervous system.
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Opioids have become a topic of great interest on Capitol Hill as addiction and overdose rates continue to increase across the country.
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Studying the neural functions underlying movement in monkeys is leading to amazing new technologies that may give paralyzed people the ability to move again.
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NIH-funded scientists discussed the current state of Alzheimer’s disease research and the importance of increased funding.
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Students will research a landmark neuroscience discovery and learn how it has advanced our understanding of the brain and created promise for treating neurological disorders.
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