WASHINGTON New research findings about the brain, nervous system, and related disorders will be presented at Neuroscience 2011 in Washington, Nov. 12-16. Among the many findings are how the brain adapts during development, learning, and decision-making; how genes and the environment work in tandem to influence behavior and disease; and how novel science is changing the understanding of pain, mental illness, and aging.
"Science has revolutionized our understanding of the brain, and how it relates to disease and disorders. Much of what we know today can be traced back to the relentless pursuit of basic neuroscience," said Society for Neuroscience (SfN) President Susan Amara, PhD. "Neuroscience 2011 is a unique opportunity to explore spectacular science and learn about the many recent advances in our field."
Neuroscience 2011 is the annual meeting of the SfN and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. More than 31,000 neuroscientists from around the world are anticipated to gather for this year's event. Neuroscience 2011 hosts a working press room and provides complimentary registration to reporters covering the event. Offsite credentialed reporters may access press conferences live via Webcast.
Economist Robert J. Shiller, PhD, best-selling author of Animal Spirits: How Human Behavior Drives the Economy, will speak about the connections between human behavior and the economy during the annual "Dialogues between Neuroscience and Society" event. Shiller will be joined by prominent scientists in a broad discussion on behavior, decision-making, and the economic landscape.
Press events will be held Nov. 13 and streamed live to credentialed media. Topics include:
Nature & Nurture: Changing Notions of Heredity New findings confirm that genes and environment influence our biological makeup. Research examines this interaction to better understand predisposi
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