SfN Debuts New Digital Annual Report
Check out SfN's new digital annual report to get an inside look into SfN’s FY2016 activities.
The report describes how the Society is serving a dynamic, global field by expanding its reach and impact on science worldwide and increasing value to members through its publications, programs, and events. SfN’s scientific journals, JNeurosci and eNeuro, and the Society’s annual meeting, which attracts approximately 30,000 attendees, promote the sharing of great science and facilitate collaboration among scientists across all career levels and from countries around the world.
The report also emphasizes the great importance of and SfN’s role in advocating for the field and educating the public about the brain. The Society champions the benefits of robust, sustained funding for biomedical research and the essential role of animal models to make new discoveries. SfN is also driving greater public understanding through outreach efforts and SfN’s educational site BrainFacts.org.
The FY2016 Annual Report also highlights emerging research in brain science:
- “Neurolaw: Combining Neuroscience & Criminal Justice” explores neuroscience’s potential role in reforming public policy and in defining the future of criminal justice by altering the public’s understanding of a variety of issues, such as drug addiction.
- “Finding Needles in Haystacks: Genetics & Mental Health” discusses how scientists are unraveling the genetics of disorders such as schizophrenia, in the hopes of finding molecular clues that can lead to advancements in treatment.
- “Exploring the Brain’s GPS: Memory & Cognition” focuses on the brain cells involved in generating and maintaining a cognitive map of our world and how researchers continue to discover compelling insights into this system.