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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On April 19, congressional staff and research advocates gathered at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC to watch a new NOVA documentary about Alzheimer's disease and discuss the urgent need to find a cure for the disease.
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In this video, Janet Zadina uncovers the truth behind some of the most commonly held brain-based learning myths.
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On March 23, 2016, lawmakers and research advocates gathered for a briefing about the importance of basic research to find treatments for diseases.
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This site provides six easy and engaging activites designed to be used throughout Brain Awareness Week to teach students about the brain.
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Tennis star Maria Sharapova has admitted to using the performance-enhancing drug meldonium, which boosts brain and body power and endurance. Here’s how it works.
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.
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