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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Would we have Poe’s Raven today if the tormented author had taken lithium to suppress his bipolar illness?
Ed Catmull, president of Pixar, gave a lecture at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting. What does movie making have to do with brain science?
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As the government shutdown nears the two week mark, it’s worth examining the effect of this latest political showdown on American science, and what this says about our collective values.
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Reward can far outweigh risk in the case of people with serious disability.
  • The Dana Foundation
What can magic tricks tell us about the brain?
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We’ve all experienced this: hearing a song triggers a memory.
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The neurology professor contemplates the ethical issues raised by neuroscience research.
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Beyond the Brain, David Brooks' op ed in today's NY Times (June 18), argues that Neuroscience will never explain everything.
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A new Directive in Europe aims to raise the standard of care for animals used in scientific research across countries.
  • Federation of European Neurosciences
On April 2nd 2013 President Obama formally unveiled the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative.
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Today, President Obama unveiled further details about the BRAIN initiative, a multibillion dollar project to unravel the secrets of the human brain.
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January 11, 2013 a very talented young computer programmer and activist, Aaron Swartz, took his own life in New York city.
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