A new initiative led by the Office of Neuroscience Research.

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

  Our first area of focus:

  Early brain development

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Aims for the Neuroscience & Society initiative

  • For scientists: Opportunities to explore how our understanding of  brain biology 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.