Society and Neuroscience

Founded 2016 Seminar Number 781 As scientists get closer to decoding the neural underpinnings of how people think, learn, remember, and make decisions, it becomes increasingly important to examine the conceptual assumptions that support this knowledge, and to weigh these discoveries against the social, ethical, political, and legal concerns that arise from them. To this […]

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Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Founded 1986 Seminar Number 603 For more than 100 years, comparative psychologists have sought to understand the evolution of human intelligence. New paradigms for studying cognitive processes in animals—in particular symbol use and memory—have, for the first time, allowed psychologists and neuroscientists to compare higher thought processes in animals and human beings.  New imaging approaches […]

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