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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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org.
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Understanding the brain science behind human behavior can help us create a fairer legal system.
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org.
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Researchers are studying the chemicals and structures behind charitable brains.
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Pat Metheny discusses music’s impact on the brain; the process of creativity in music, art, and science; and the role of music in healing.
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When you are trying to unravel the secrets of the most complex biological organ in the known universe, you need to get creative.
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Behind every economic decision you make is a host of biases, hormone fluctuations, and firing neurons.
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Christopher Giza, professor of pediatic neurology and neurosurgery, explains what happens when you’re knocked out.
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Contact national and regional neuroscience organizations that are members of the International Brain Research Organization.
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Neuroscientists combat destructive neurological disorders and mental illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease, drug addiction, and depression through research.
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Researchers from around the world met in Washington, D.C. to explore the relevance and ethics for using non-human primates in research.
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