#Society For Neuroscience


Tackling the replication crisis in neuroscience

The European Quality in Preclinical Data (EQIPD) consortium has announced the official finalization of the EQIPD Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) project. Over the course of four years the consortium has developed a state-of-the-art, lean and fit-for-purpose quality system to facilitate adherence to rigorous, evidence-based research practices in academic and industrial non-regulated non-clinical research.
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SfN 2021 Moves Fully Online; U-Turns on Refunds

The Society for Neuroscience’s (SfN) flagship conference, SfN 2021, has moved to an online-only offering after numerous speaker withdrawals threatened the “scientific coherence” of the event. The conference is the field’s largest event with roughly 30,000 attendees in 2019. It was cancelled entirely in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....
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Society for Neuroscience reverses refund policy for in-person conference registrants

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) reversed its refund policy for the organization’s annual meeting, following a social media outcry from would-be conference attendees. Those who no longer wish to attend the meeting can request a registration fee refund, the organization announced today. Neuroscience 2021 was planned as a hybrid meeting,...
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Society for Neuroscience celebrates winners of Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, pioneering neuroscientists whose work discovered receptors for touch and temperature, have been awarded the 2021 Novel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. As described by the press release from the Nobel Assembly: “David Julius utilized capsaicin, a pungent compound from chili peppers that induces a burning...

Inside Neuroarchitecture: The Movement Designing with the Mind in Mind

As far back as Roman times, architects have considered how buildings have an impact on their occupants. Now, they’re turning to neuroarchitecture to apply the insights of neuroscience, and a greater understanding of the brain, to their designs. The result: spaces that not only respond to the way our minds perceive our environment, but that also increase our well-being—from stimulating learning in a school and boosting creativity at work to benefiting patients and staff in healthcare environments.
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PICK Education nets new partnerships

Ector County ISD’s PICK Education program has numerous partnerships with universities and researchers including University of South Florida and syGlass, the virtual reality system. The department and students have also gained notice for their research and have been invited to present at national conferences. University of South Florida is a...

Society for Neuroscience cancels in-person meeting

The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), which typically draws more than 30,000 researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from around the world, will be held entirely online, the organization announced today. The in-person portion of the conference was slated for 13 to 16 November at McCormick Place...
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Weekend Outlook – Explore the lifespan of a neuron at ARTECHOUSE

Fend off elevating midterm stress and find some time in your schedule to do something relaxing this weekend. Stroll through the opening of an Italian art exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, observe life at the microscopic level at ARTECHOUSE’s Life of a Neuron exhibit or sit and watch the sunset over the Potomac, wine glass in hand at Mount Vernon’s Fall Wine Festival.

Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neuroscience Welcomes New Pediatric Neurologist

Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neuroscience Welcomes New Pediatric Neurologist. Memorial Healthcare is pleased to welcome Dr. Harlori Bains to the Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neuroscience. Dr. Bains joins Memorial Healthcare as a contracted board-certified pediatric neurologist from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. Dr. Bains earned her medical degree...

The unique brain state of team flow

The experience of team flow, when a group gets “in the zone” to accomplish a task together, has its own unique brain state, distinct from that of teamwork or solo flow, according to new research published in eNeuro. Shehata et al. used EEG to measure the brain activity of teams...

October WKW Frontiers in Neuroscience: Professor Klaas Stephan

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION (see below for Zoom link info) Klaas Enno Stephan is a computational neuroscientist and medical doctor. He is Full Professor for Translational Neuromodeling & Computation Psychiatry at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. His scientific work spans the entire translational pipeline, from the development of disease theories...

Community Newsletter: Anti-racism in clinical practice, bilingualism and autism

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Community Newsletter! I’m your host, Chelsey B. Coombs, Spectrum’s engagement editor. I want to remind you of a new Spectrum survey about how autism researchers are approaching scientific conferences through the end of the year. Are you ready to get back to the unique in-person experience of the Society for Neuroscience conference? Or will you be watching the action from your lab (or couch)? We would be grateful if you would share your thoughts.

Category Archives: Art

ARTECHOUSE has explored a variety themes and concepts through digital art since it opened in Southwest DC just over four years ago. The gallery known for its fusion of art and technology has presented exhibitions inspired by seasons, space, natural phenomenon, color, and more themes that are part of our human experience, though outside of our actual beings.

Uncovering your preferences via brain activity and mood

People can struggle to accurately assess how they feel about something, especially something they feel social pressure to enjoy, like waking up early for a yoga class. How they really feel can be gleaned from their mood and their brain activity in reward regions, according to new research published in JNeurosci.