Category Archives: Events

The Science of Illusion

Most talks on the brain science of illusion feature slides or recordings, but the presentation last night at AAAS in Washington, DC, offered illustrations in four dimensions—a live performance by mesmerist Alain Nu. “The Man Who Knows” treated us to a … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Creativity

Guest post by science writer Carl Sherman The relationship between creativity and mental illness has fascinated thinkers from the ancient Greeks onward. Van Gogh, Dostoevsky, Jackson Pollock, Hemingway, Tchaikovsky, and Schumann are among the artists, writers, and composers whose great … Continue reading

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Brain Awareness Week 20th Anniversary

Brain Awareness Week 2015—March 16-22—is less than six months away and this year it’s a big one: BAW is celebrating its 20th anniversary! The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives organized the first Brain Awareness Week in 1996, beginning with 160 … Continue reading

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Stress and the Brain

Didn’t sleep well last night? Your immune system may be in overdrive today, starting or continuing a cascade of stressors that could spell ill for your body and brain. “If you didn’t sleep, if you had a tired night, your … Continue reading

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Discounted Registration for Neuroethics Annual Meeting

There’s only a few days left to register for the International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting at the discounted early-bird rate. After September 15, the price increases, so register by Monday!

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