Encouraging dialog across disciplines, to consider and discuss implications of neuroscience research

There are many topics at the intersection of neuroscience and society – areas where scientists can benefit by learning more about applications and implications of scientific findings, and non-scientists can benefit by learning about tools, technologies, our current understanding of brain biology, and where that understanding is limited.  Direct conversation can inform, generate transparency, and ultimately lead to new and improved policies and implementations that positively impact community health.

Aims for the Neuroscience & Society initiative

  • For scientists: Opportunities to explore how our understanding of brain biology is applied outside academia, and how scientific findings can impact the design and implementation of policies related to families, health, the workplace, and education.
  • For policy makers on topics such as healthcare, education and criminal justice: Increased transparency and a pipeline for information, where our understanding of brain development and function is especially relevant.