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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We’ve all experienced this: hearing a song triggers a memory.
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The neurology professor contemplates the ethical issues raised by neuroscience research.
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Beyond the Brain, David Brooks' op ed in today's NY Times (June 18), argues that Neuroscience will never explain everything.
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A new Directive in Europe aims to raise the standard of care for animals used in scientific research across countries.
  • Federation of European Neurosciences
On April 2nd 2013 President Obama formally unveiled the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative.
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Today, President Obama unveiled further details about the BRAIN initiative, a multibillion dollar project to unravel the secrets of the human brain.
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January 11, 2013 a very talented young computer programmer and activist, Aaron Swartz, took his own life in New York city.
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Each March since 1996, neuroscientists around the world have ventured out of their labs and into schools, museums and malls to share their knowledge and interest about brain research. What causes this exodus out of the lab? Brain Awareness Week!
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In a previous blog post, I described programs available to high school students who wanted to experience life in a neuroscience research laboratory. Research opportunities also exist for college undergraduate students but they are sometimes difficult to find.
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The public craves information about neuroscience.
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Researching the brain and mind requires a major financial investment on a global scale, and takes place in a wide variety of locations and organizations.
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Neuroethics will draw from the experience of bioethics in handling scientific communication with the media and responsible transfer of knowledge from basic science to profit-driven venture.
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3D Brain

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