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 Linda B. Smith

    August 21, 2019

    Linda B. Smith is an internationally recognized leader in developmental psychology and cognitive science. She is well known for her

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    Congress is Back in Session for a Busy September

    September 11, 2019

    Congress returned to Washington, DC after a summer recess. Shortly before leaving town, Congress had passed an agreement to lift the

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  • Getting the Gist Requires Expertise

    August 21, 2019

    When the trees block the view of the forest, the consequences can be dire.  A recent paper in Policy Insights in the Behavioral and Brain

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    NICHD Appoints a Neuropsychologist as Deputy Director, OSTP Releases Budget Priorities for FY21

    September 11, 2019

    Credit: National Institutes of Health

    Alison Cernich, Ph.D., has been selected as deputy director of the Eunice Kennedy

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    Tornadoes, Safe Sex, and Happy Hours: Why Data-Guided Policies Can Save the World

    September 11, 2019

    Key Findings 
    People discount future rewards and risks.People’s actions are very sensitive to their environment.We can help people

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