Ann Whitman is the Director of Communications at the Dana Foundation.
Centering Human-Centered Artificial IntelligenceReport from Neuroscience 2019
AI pioneer Fei-Fei Li shared her vision and research at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago.
#WSF19: Risk-Taking in Extreme Sports
What leads people to voluntarily pursue life or death activities for fun?
Challenging the Perception of Early Achievers
A self-professed “late bloomer” and a neuroscientist sat down for a recent Brainwave event to discuss differences between early achievers and late bloomers, and how to nurture curiosity in a data-driven world.
Parkinson’s Disease on the Mind
A recent Brain Awareness Week event on Parkinson’s invited top NYU doctors to discuss symptoms and treatment of the disease, and a PD patient on how dance helped him come to terms with his diagnosis.
Huntington’s Disease on the Mind
Huntington’s disease affects about 30,000 people in the US alone and was the topic of discussion at a recent event that included a personal story with the disease, a closer look at current research, and dance.
DIY: Sweet Brains
While Brainweek partners are by no means responsible for providing food at their events, here is some sweet inspiration, should they want to.
Does DBS Cause Changes in Personality?Report from International Neuroethics Society annual meeting
Deep brain stimulation sends electrical impulses to targeted parts of the brain and is used as a treatment for motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease; but are patients trading part of their sense of self in exchange for improved mobility?
The Neuroethics of AdvertisingReport from International Neuroethics Society annual meeting
Neuroscientists employed by the marketplace and academia spoke about neuromarketing, or consumer neuroscience, as it stands, how it may evolve, and the ethical implications that need to be considered alongside this emerging field.
Neuroscience Outreach Champions Honored at the FENS Forum 2018 in Berlin
Roland Pochet, Laura López-Mascaraque, and Université Côte d’Azur were awarded prestigious prizes for their contribution to advancing public education and awareness about the progress and promise of brain research.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal: The Artist as Scientist
Santiago Ramón y Cajal is “the most famous scientist about whom very little is known,” said Eric Himmel, who presented a talk about the man whose prolific drawings helped revolutionize the field of neuroscience.