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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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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On July 13, 2016, 40 public health-related agencies, nonprofits, companies, and foundations participated in the first Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill.
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A catalog of all of the connections in the human brain may be possible with new technological advances.
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A patient and a physician discuss the difficulty of finding a depression treatment that works.
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Game developer Daniel Greenberg discusses how health-focused video games can educate patients and encourage healthy behaviors.
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With a number of brain training games being tested in research labs and others already on the market, important ethical questions remain: Do they work? Are there any risks? Neuroscientist Martha Farah addresses these and other questions.
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  • 18 min
Older adults with cognitive impairment have limited options for treatment. But, as neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley discusses, video games may be an effective way to enhance cognition.
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  • 19 min
Psychologist Mark Griffiths discusses how, for a small minority of people, gaming can progress to an addiction.
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  • 18 min
Neuroscientists and experts from the gaming industry discuss how video games affect the brain as well their potential applications in classrooms and hospitals.
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With the goal of sharing the joy of science with the world, over two dozen volunteers from NW NOGGIN came to Washington, DC, recently for a week of outreach and education.
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  • 17 min

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