by Moheb Costandi
Dana Foundation | November 9, 2015
Connection to community and family should be a patient’s right, whether that person is fully conscious or minimally conscious, argued researcher Joseph Fins at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting.
by John P.A. Ioannidis, M.D.
Cerebrum | November 2, 2015
The most comprehensive investigation ever done about the rate and predictors of reproducibility in social and cognitive sciences has found that regardless of the analytic method or criteria used, fewer than half of the original findings were successfully replicated.
by Seimi Rurup
Dana Foundation Blog | October 27, 2015
Numerous questions need to be asked about the U.S. prison system's treatment of the mentally ill, said panelists at the International Neuroethics Society annual meeting.
by Ann Whitman
Dana Foundation Blog | October 18, 2015
“The burden of mental disorders is enormous, under-appreciated, and under-resourced, said epidemiologist Hans-Ulrich Wittchen at a panel on global mental health at the International Neuroethics Society annual meeting.
by Bill Glovin
Dana Foundation Blog | October 17, 2015
Senior U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff spoke on “Neuroscience and the Law: Strange Bedfellows,” the Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society lecture at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting in Chicago. The session, moderated by SfN President and Dana board member Steven Hyman, featured a 30-minute talk and more than an hour of questions from Hyman and an audience of a few thousand in the McCormick Center’s main lecture hall.
by Ann Whitman
Dana Foundation Blog | October 16, 2015
A large study undertaken by Harvard and funded by the NFL players union hopes to bring some clarity to the question: Is professional football safe? Leaders involved in the study spoke at the kick-off event of the International Neuroethics Society annual meeting.
by Carson Martinez
Dana Blog | August 24, 2015
As mental health issues become increasingly prevalent, there is an urgent need to better understand their ethical, legal, and societal implications, including increasing access to treatment, reducing stigmas, and implementing neuroscience research.
by Dean Burnett
The Guardian | August 18, 2015
When scientific breakthroughs are reported, no matter how exciting, journalists and readers alike need to cut through the hype and look at the evidence
by Peter Asaro
Scientific American | August 7, 2015
We need an international agreement to prevent the development of autonomous weapons before they threaten global security, says writer Peter Asaro.
by Barbara Sahakian
Dana Blog | July 28, 2015
More mentally ill persons are in jails and prisons than in hospitals, and many of those remain untreated.
by Dahlia Lithwick
Slate | July 21, 2015
A jury will soon sentence the mentally ill mass murderer.
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by Carl Zimmer
The New York Times | July 9, 2015
New studies say rats and monkeys whose brains are linked by electrodes can coordinate their brains to carry out tasks, often better than individuals do.