Neuroscience in the Real World

Neuroscience was born from a simple question— how does the brain work? — and its applications originally focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases.  But neuroscience “has rappelled down from the ivory tower and eloped from the hospital ward,” said Martha Farah in her William James Award Address at the APS 21st Annual Convention. Although they remain important in the health field, studies of the brain have also contributed to a host of enhancement techniques used outside of the medical realm. In her talk, “Cognitive Neuroscience in the 21st Century: From Lab and Clinic to Home, School and Office,” Farah said that neuroscience is now at the point “where it can give us the tools to deal with a wide array of problems in our society…

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