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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Robert King spent 29 years in solitary confinement for a crime he didn’t commit. He was freed in 2001 when a court reversed his conviction — but the effects of his isolation linger.
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Huda Akil, professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, explains the many ways that the stress of chronic isolation, especially solitary confinement, affects the brain and behavior.
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Richard J. Smeyne discusses recent research that reveals how solitary confinement can cause physical damage to the brain.
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org.
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As social animals, our health depends on interactions with others. If placed in isolation, without those connections, our physical and mental health take a hit.
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Robert King, a member of the Angola 3, shares how his 29 years in solitary confinement changed the course of his life forever.
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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 all know that kids spend many hours a day using smartphones but what is it doing to their brains?
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Neuroscience has begun to trace the complex network of cognitive and neural processes that come together to create sudden insight.
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See how you might be able to incorporate these lessons on the overlap of neuroscience and society into your high school curriculum!
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org.
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Discover the addictiveness behind video games to understand the way students are motivated.
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