Neuroscience in Society

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Neuroscience has a profound ability to alter society, but who makes sure it changes society for the better?
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Older adults with cognitive impairment have limited options for treatment. But, as neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley discusses, video games may be an effective way to enhance cognition.
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  • 19 min
Psychologist Mark Griffiths discusses how, for a small minority of people, gaming can progress to an addiction.
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  • 18 min
Neuroscientists and experts from the gaming industry discuss how video games affect the brain as well their potential applications in classrooms and hospitals.
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With the goal of sharing the joy of science with the world, over two dozen volunteers from NW NOGGIN came to Washington, DC, recently for a week of outreach and education.
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On April 19, congressional staff and research advocates gathered at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC to watch a new NOVA documentary about Alzheimer's disease and discuss the urgent need to find a cure for the disease.
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In this video, Janet Zadina uncovers the truth behind some of the most commonly held brain-based learning myths.
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On March 23, 2016, lawmakers and research advocates gathered for a briefing about the importance of basic research to find treatments for diseases.
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The sphinx moth might also be able to detect other scents floating around Tucson’s eighth annual Festival of Books event.
This site provides six easy and engaging activites designed to be used throughout Brain Awareness Week to teach students about the brain.
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Tennis star Maria Sharapova has admitted to using the performance-enhancing drug meldonium, which boosts brain and body power and endurance. Here’s how it works.
At the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus briefing on the developing brain, leaders in the neuroscience field explored the fundamental differences between the growing and fully developed brain.
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Genetics experts, medical advocates, and lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the latest research on cutting edge gene-editing techniques.
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