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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And other neuroscience news for the week of January 13-19, 2020.
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Brandon Prestwood, an amputee, shares how a prosthetic arm with a sense of touch changed his life.
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New neural-digital interfaces could worsen existing healthcare inequalities if developers ignore socioeconomic concerns.
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Scientists are exploring how neural-digital technologies can expand the human experience. This endeavor raises crucial ethical questions.
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Visualization research lets people experience alternate perspectives, which could increase empathy.
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And other neuroscience stories for the week of January 6-12, 2020.
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Of the estimated 80 million Americans who will be 65 and older in 2050, 6.3 million will be impacted by glaucoma.
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Brain breaks help children by replenishing attention, improving learning, and boosting creativity. But, it turns out we might all benefit from giving our brains more downtime. Here’s why.
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A lot happened in neuroscience in 2019. Were you paying attention? Test yourself with this quiz.
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This year, you wanted to understand memory, mental health, meditation, and why the teen brain is so complex.
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AI expert Fei-Fei Li discusses how deep-learning machines can support the human experience — not replace it.
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Neuroscientists came from far and wide last month to talk science at Neuroscience 2019 in Chicago. Check out some of the most exciting science they shared.
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