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Henrietta Lacks’ long-living cancer cells became an invaluable — and controversial — research tool.
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Neural-digital technologies must undergo serious scrutiny during development to minimize discrimination and exclusion.
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  • 8 min
Scientists are exploring how neural-digital technologies can expand the human experience. This endeavor raises crucial ethical questions.
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  • 17 min
AI expert Fei-Fei Li discusses how deep-learning machines can support the human experience — not replace it.
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  • 90 min
With insights from neuroscience, behavioral economics research seeks to understand why people are often predictably irrational when it comes to economic decision-making.
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Advancements in neuroscience have answered some big questions about ourselves — they have also posed even bigger questions about our society.
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Experts in neuroscience and the law answer questions about solitary confinement and how it affects the brain.
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  • 20 min
This panel discusses the implications of solitary confinement with a neurobiologist, a physician, a lawyer, and an individual held in solitary for 29 years.
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Jules Lobel has spent years using neuroscience studies in court to argue and prove that solitary confinement should be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
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  • 14 min
Huda Akil, professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, explains the many ways that the stress of chronic isolation, especially solitary confinement, affects the brain and behavior.
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  • 18 min
Richard J. Smeyne discusses recent research that reveals how solitary confinement can cause physical damage to the brain.
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  • 16 min
As social animals, our health depends on interactions with others. If placed in isolation, without those connections, our physical and mental health take a hit.
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  • 18 min