September 28, 2017

The Meditating Brain


The Meditating Brain: A Neuroscience & Society event held at AAAS in Washington, DC, on September 28, 2017. Speakers: Sara Lazar, Ph.D., Chris Streeter, M.D., Andrew B. Newberg, M.D.
June 12, 2017

Secrets of Successful Ageing... in Later Life


To prevent or slow cognitive decline in later life, one should adopt as many healthy lifestyle choices as possible, researcher Ian Deary told an audience at the Royal Society. His talk was organized by the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) and the University of the Third Age (U3A).
May 10, 2017

The Opioid Epidemic


The Opioid Epidemic: A Neuroscience & Society event held at AAAS in Washington, DC, on May 10. Speakers: Karen Drexler, M.D., Daniel Ciccarone, M.D., and Nora Volkow, M.D.
March 15, 2017

Ready, Player One: How Video Games Affect Your Brain and Behavior


Craig Anderson, Ph.D., of Iowa State University, Hilarie Cash, Ph.D., of reSTART Life, and Chandramallika Basak, Ph.D., of UT-Dallas, address some of the questions raised by the growing consumer demand for more and more-immersive video games. This event was part of the Neuroscience and Society series, supported by AAAS and the Dana Foundation.
October 18, 2016

The Anxious Brain: The Neuroscience of Phobias


Joseph E. Ledoux, Ph.D., Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, New York University; and Daniel S. Pine, M.D., Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, discuss why phobias arise, the damage they can do, and how best to treat them. This event was part of the Neuroscience and Society series, supported by AAAS and the Dana Foundation.
September 28, 2016

Closing the Language Skills Gap Among Children


Many children are at a disadvantage even before they walk into an early Head Start or pre-K program.What do we know and what can be done to mitigate the long-term effects of this deficit? Learn more about the latest research, the emerging “home training for parents,” and the policy issues surrounding this disparity. This event was part of the Neuroscience and Society series, supported by AAAS and the Dana Foundation.
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