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.
September 07, 2016

Moving Toward a Healthy Brain


It’s no secret that exercise and physical activity are central to public health. But does a healthy body equal a healthy brain? This Capitol Hill Briefing took place September 7, 2016; panelists were Arthur Kramer, PhD; Jim Koenig, PhD; and Sarah Ingersoll, MS, MBA, RN.
July 06, 2016

Zika: Advancements in Research to Tackle the Virus


Zika: Advancements in Research to Tackle the Virus. Capitol Hill Briefing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
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