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Lu Jin of Yale University is a travel award recipient for Neuroscience 2013. The travel award was paid for thanks to contributions to the Friends of SfN Fund.

Dec 19,2014

Invest in the Future of Neuroscience

Give to the Friends of SfN Fund and help promote the field of neuroscience.

Dec 19,2014

This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill
- Poll: Majority supports ending sequestration
- Science Europe warns over research funding
- Scientists have a sharing problem
- Paralyzed woman can now lift objects with her mind-controlled robotic arm
- Birdsong and human speech turn out to be controlled by the same genes
- This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain
- NIH grant process boosts science through peer review
- Guest opinion: Foreign scientists, engineers needed

Dec 12,2014

Dec. 12, 2014 – This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- NSF's 2015 budget: A small increase and a big pat on the back
- Within NIH's flat 2015 budget, a few favorites
- Academics unimpressed with Ottawa's new research fund
- Failing forward: The slow process of searching for cures
- Doctoral degrees increased last year, but career opportunities remained bleak
- New postdoc report covers familiar ground
- Mice injected with human brain cells get smarter, scientists say
- 10 ways that brain myths are harming us
- Defending Graduate Education

Dec 11,2014

Early Career Policy Fellows Program Applications Open

Apply now for this year-long program for early career scientists interested in science policy and advocacy.

Bryan Voltaggio, noted chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef contestant.

Dec 09,2014

Watch the 2014 Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society Lecture

"Food for Thought: Tastes, Aromas, and Memories of Food"

Dec 05,2014

Dec. 5, 2014 – This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

– Deal to avert a shutdown?
– House could consider omnibus next week
– E.U. Commission wants to divert Horizon 2020 money into new fund
– NSF updates transparency and accountability practices
– Football head impacts can cause brain changes even without concussion
– Pain and itch neurons grown in a dish
– Speech science: Tongue twisters and Valley Girls
– What do young scientists want?
– How science suffers during government shutdown
– Memo to Congress: Stop fighting scientific research
– Opinion: On "Funding Research in Africa"

Nov 25,2014

Nov. 25, 2014 – This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Republican Steering Committee recommends House committee chairs for 114th Congress
- Who will hold science's purse strings in new House?
- Science gets a nod in Obama's immigration plans
- New special report highlights NSF-funded broader impacts
- A vital brain structure was forgotten for 100 years because scientists couldn't agree
- 'Emotional map' reveals where human body feels gentle touch
- Alzheimer's test detects disease decade ahead of onset
- Cutting calories slows aging, new study finds
- Electrical scalp device can slow progression of deadly brain tumors
- Reproducibility issue may be science's growing pains
- The rules of replication
- New GOP leaders embrace science but don't hug trees
- Seventy years ago this week, a science policy milestone
- The Shrinking World of Ideas

Lecture hall at the SfN annual meeting

Nov 19,2014

Neuroscience 2014 Attendees Share Science From Around the Globe

More than 31,000 researchers, clinicians, and advocates traveled to Washington, DC, to take part in Neuroscience 2014.

A crowd gathers around an exhibit at SfN's annual meeting.

Nov 15,2014

Browse This Year's Exhibitors

See demonstrations, compare products, and save time by placing orders while you’re here.

Nov 14,2014

Nov. 14, 2014 – This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Science adviser role in the new European Commission in limbo
- House Dems urge leaders to increase NIH funding
- Why congressional Republicans want to cut social science research funding
- Universities blast congressional probe of NSF grants
- Learning how little we know about the brain
- Brain's taste secrets uncovered
- The brains of marijuana users are different, especially if they start young
- Can big government solve the mysteries of Autism and Alzheimer's Disease?
- Poised for big breakthroughs, US scientists find dwindling support
- How to study the brain

Image of the welcome sign from an early SfN meeting.

Nov 13,2014

Learn the Story of SfN’s Creation

Are you curious about the Society for Neuroscience’s long and storied history? How has SfN shaped the field of neuroscience? Learn all about SfN’s first 25 years, from 1969-1995, in a new online interactive experience.

eNeuro Logo

Nov 13,2014

New Open-Access Journal eNeuro Launches With First Papers Published

eNeuro is an innovative open-access journal that publishes high-quality, broad-based, peer-reviewed research focused solely on the field of neuroscience.

Chicago skyline

Nov 12,2014

Save the Date for Neuroscience 2015

Mark your calendars for SfN's 45th annual meeting, October 17-21 in Chicago.

Attendees listening to a lecture at the annual meeting.

Nov 12,2014

Get Bonus Day Registration for Neuroscience 2015

Bonus Day is an opportunity to register early and secure housing for Neuroscience 2015 a day before standard advance member registration opens.

Returning artists Kathleen Childress, Lia Cook, and Greg Dunn will be joined this year by Joni Seidenstein, Megan McGlynn, Audrius Plioplys, and Michele Banks in the largest installment of the Art of Neuroscience exhibit to date.

Nov 10,2014

Experience the Art of Neuroscience

For the third year, the Art of Neuroscience exhibit at SfN’s annual meeting provides artists with a venue to share unique and interesting pieces inspired by the wonders of neuroscience.

Nov 07,2014

Nov. 14, 2014 – This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- What's in store for new Senate? Much of the same gridlock and grind
- U.S. Senate science panels will have new leadership in wake of Republican takeover
- NIH awards initial $46 million for BRAIN Initiative research
- Ministers promise basket of gifts for German science
- This is what your brain looks like on magic mushrooms
- What is it like to control a robotic arm with a brain implant?
- Tracking PhD career paths
- Journals unite for reproducibility
- Could digital badges clarify the roles of co-authors?
- What neuro-revolution? The public find brain science irrelevant and anxiety-provoking
- Academic science isn't sexist
- New paper asserting that sexism in science is over stirs the pot
- Science research needs an overhaul

Follow Neuroscience 2014 online.

Nov 04,2014

Stay Connected With SfN's Online Resources

Follow Neuroscience 2014 conversations online through Facebook, Twitter, and SfN's annual meeting bloggers.

Oct 31,2014

Oct. 31, 2014 – This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- After Election 2014: COMPETES reauthorization  - Should the government fund only science in the "national interest?"   - NIH proceeds with caution on sex balance in biomedical studies  - Scientists implicate more than 100 genes in causing autism  - Not just lazy: Chronic fatigue is real, new brain scans show  - When shared data is not reproducible: Science is broken–but it can be fixed  - Opinion: Separate training from research budgets  - Animal experimentation for medical research must continue, say leading academics

Public Advocacy Forum at the SfN Annual Meeting

Oct 27,2014

Public Advocacy Forum: Implications for Science Funding

The Public Advocacy Forum at Neuroscience 2014 will focus on the implications for science funding in an era of global brain initiatives.

Oct 24,2014

Oct. 24, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Neuroscientists speak out against brain game hype - The absurd claim that only Republicans are to blame for cuts to Ebola research - New antidepressant: Rapid agent restores pleasure-seeking ahead of other antidepressant action - See-through sensors open new window into the brain - Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder - "I’m not a scientist" is a dangerous cop-out - Jeffrey Kahn's odd views on animal research