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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Researchers are studying the chemicals and structures behind charitable brains.
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When you are trying to unravel the secrets of the most complex biological organ in the known universe, you need to get creative.
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Behind every economic decision you make is a host of biases, hormone fluctuations, and firing neurons.
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Christopher Giza, professor of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, explains what happens when you’re knocked out.
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Contact national and regional neuroscience organizations that are members of the International Brain Research Organization.
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Neuroscientists combat destructive neurological disorders and mental illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease, drug addiction, and depression through research.
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Researchers from around the world met in Washington, D.C. to explore the relevance and ethics for using non-human primates in research.
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Want to know how the brain works? Let these eight fundamental concepts guide your way.
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This video shows how the right-and-left-brained belief came to be and why it is a myth.
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Explore the concept of “mind uploading”. How would something like a mind upload really work?
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Whether it’s the hum of an always-on TV or the window-rattling noise of airplanes overhead, the din of modern life poses a threat to mental and physical health.
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Neuroscientists are developing innovations to study the brain while the body is in motion.
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