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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    House Committee Discusses the Balance of Open Science and Global Competition

    October 6, 2021

    The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology met on October 5 for a hearing to examine Balancing Open Science and Security in the

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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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    A Glimpse at the Mind-Body Connection Under the Microscope

    October 7, 2021

    Key Findings 

    Psychological stress leads to physiological changes within microscopic parts of the human cell
    Microscopic changes affects

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