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.

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.

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.

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    James S. Jackson, Trailblazer in Research on Race and Health (1944-2020)

    September 25, 2020

    James S. Jackson, a prominent social psychologist known for his path-breaking research on race, culture, and health, passed away at

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    Budget Update: House Passes Bill that Combines Short Term Funding with Lifting Debt Limit

    September 22, 2021

    Congress continues to inch closer to a number of key deadlines in the coming weeks. Most importantly, government funding expires on

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    New Guidance: Youth Mental Health in the Wake of COVID-19

    July 15, 2021

    The Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN), an activity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), produced a rapid

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    NIH September Advisory Council

    September 22, 2021
    Each of the NIH Institutes has its own advisory council that plays four key roles: performing second-level review, advising on policy,

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    Want the Truth? Play the Game.

    August 12, 2021

    Remember when a significant number of people thought the COVID vaccine would give them COVID?  Or that hydroxychloroquine might cure

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