SfN advances the understanding of the brain and the nervous system by bringing together scientists of diverse backgrounds, facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization, and encouraging translational research and the application of new scientific knowledge to develop improved disease treatments and cures.
The public learns about the progress and promise of neuroscience research through SfN’s public information and education efforts. Among them are media outreach, a wealth of free educational publications, and public awareness campaigns, such as Brain Awareness Week.
Neuroscientists at all stages of their careers benefit from SfN’s professional development activities. Among them are training programs; fellowships and award opportunities; mentoring program for women, men, and minorities; and an online career center.