Society for Neuroscience

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) formed in 1969, is a society of scientists and clinical physicians with a collaborative focus on the study and treatment of human brain and nervous system disorders. SfN has more than 36,000 members, publishes peer-review journals, newsletters, news stories for the Web and conducts educational symposiums.

Address
1121 14th Street, NW Suite 1010 Washington, DC 20005
Website
http://www.sfn.org/home.aspx
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Neuroscience

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Dopamine involved in recognizing emotions

The neurotransmitter dopamine, famous for its role in reward, is also involved in recognizing emotions, according to new research published in JNeurosci.

Neuroscience

Stress hormone reduces altruistic behavior in empathetic people

The stress hormone cortisol reduces altruistic behavior and alters activity in brain regions linked to social decision making—but only in people who are better at imagining others' mental states, according to new research ...

Neuroscience

The brain pays attention to unfamiliar voices during sleep

A good night's sleep is not as simple as it appears. While you snooze, your brain continues to monitor the environment, balancing the need to protect sleep with the need to wake up. One example of how the brain accomplishes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cognitive decline not always a sign of Alzheimer's disease

At the first sign of cognitive trouble, people often worry Alzheimer's disease is forthcoming. But poor cognition can be part of the spectrum of normality in older age, according to new research published in JNeurosci.

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