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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The cost of sustaining vital research on brain diseases may be more than we’re willing to pay, but less than we imagine.
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Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
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Why some tunes lodge in our brains isn't so clear. Here are a few theories.
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Every ten years the scientific study of consciousness passes a milestone. A decade ago the milestone was the publication of Chrisof Koch's book "Quest for Consciousness" (2004).
For the star-studded cast who made up two panels at this year’s Kavli Prize award ceremony at the World Science Festival in New York City today...
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Exciting neuroscience research initiatives are being developed all over the world. These efforts will lead to a greater understanding of how the brain functions and how it can become injured or diseased. 

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The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative will enable federal agencies and private-sector partners to develop tools and plans to accelerate discoveries and improve health.
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“Experts” lament that there is no way to track lone wolf killers, but nothing could be farther from the truth.
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Get answers to your questions about the Find a Neuroscientist network.
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SfN is holding the Brain Awareness Video Contest to showcase entertaining and educational neuroscience concepts and activities.
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Three neuroscientists discuss how addiction is a disease of the brain, as well as prospects for improved pharmacological treatments.
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Dana Alliance member Thomas R. Insel has been a staunch trailblazer in neuroscience and psychiatry...

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