FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. We communicate the importance and contributions of basic and applied research in these areas to policy makers and the public.

Honoring Our Scientists

FABBS recognizes both early career and eminent senior scientists who have made significant contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Science Policy & Advocacy

FABBS conducts advocacy and educational activities on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies to highlight the value of the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Public Interest

FABBS advances the public’s understanding of the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior by translating research for public audiences and highlighting important resources.

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    FABBS Honors Robert Siegler

    September 21st, 2017

    Robert S. Siegler is currently Teresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University; as of September 1, 2018, he

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    House, Senate Seek Increases for NIH; Slightly Lower Levels for IES in Senate

    September 21st, 2017

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3354 on September 14th, an eight-bill spending package that would provide funding for most of

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    Why “Just Say No” Programs Don’t Prevent Alcohol Misuse

    September 21st, 2017

    Youth programs with a “just say no” approach to preventing substance use have proven largely ineffective. Researchers have known this

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    Basic Scientists Remain Concerned About NIH Clinical Trials Definition

    July 27, 2017

    In an effort to “enhance stewardship and transparency” of clinical trials, NIH issued a new policy in September 2016 that defines clinical

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    Better Risk Literacy = Better Decisions

    September 21st, 2017

    Studies have suggested a correlation between good decision-making and intelligence, but scientist Edward Cokely and his colleagues have

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