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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At the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus briefing on the developing brain, leaders in the neuroscience field explored the fundamental differences between the growing and fully developed brain.
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Genetics experts, medical advocates, and lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the latest research on cutting edge gene-editing techniques.
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The United States bets big on the brain by funding new tools and technologies to study the nervous system.
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Nootropics include a large host of substances that affect and enhance the way the brain works.
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Juries consider eyewitness testimony to be highly reliable evidence. But just how reliable is it?
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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

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