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Date:11/4/2010

Neuroscience 2010, world's largest brain science meeting, will be held Nov. 13-17 in San Diego

WHO: Reporters covering science, health, mental illness, genetics, aging, diet, behavior, and related disorders.

WHAT: New research findings on the brain and related disorders will be presented in press conferences at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news on brain science and health.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

Brain-Machine Connections Scientific advances allow sophisticated communications between the human brain and external devices. Clinical trials show participants can control onscreen cursors with their thoughts and regain movement after stroke. How might machines continue to help brain treatment and recovery?

Teen Vulnerability, a Brain at Risk Adolescents are uniquely susceptible to drug abuse. New research shows how adolescent exposure to adverse conditions or addictive drugs impair the brain and behavior during this critical developmental stage and into adulthood.

Oxytocin: It's More Than the "Love Hormone" Oxytocin is key to bringing people together and is associated with empathy and trust. But the hormone may do even more. Recent studies explore how it influences charitable donations, sways responses to advertising, and acts as a buffer for anxiety and stress.

Navigating the Brain and Virtual Reality Researchers are using new tools inspired by video games to investigate how the brain senses and responds to our surroundings. What real-life therapies might emerge from the virtual world?

Depression: New Paths to Treatment Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide. Landmark neuroscience research is providing novel paths to therapies and treatment. What are the immediate and long-term prospects for new therapies?

Spotting and Treating Alzheimer's Better diagnostic techniques are necessary to identify the disease at earlier, potentially more treatable stages. Neuroscience is making real advances detecting and treating Alzheimer's disease.

Additional press conference topics:

  • Obesity and the Brain
  • Personal Accountability: Behavior and Health
  • Hearing Colors, Seeing Sounds, and Feeling Blue
  • Speak Your Mind: Language and the Brain
  • Prenatal Risk Factors

WHEN: Press events will be held Sun., Nov. 14Tues., Nov. 16. Complete schedule at www.sfn.org/pressroom.

REGISTRATION: To access webcasts, media registration is required. Register online at www.sfn.org/pressroom.


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Contact: Kat Snodgrass
ksnodgrass@sfn.org
202-962-4090
Society for Neuroscience
Source:Eurekalert

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