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FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

FABBS Honors Michael Tanenhaus

September 20, 2018

Michael K. Tanenhaus is the Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1978. After being an Assistant and Associate professor at Wayne State University, he joined the faculty at the University of Rochester in 1983. He has received numerous honors for his research on language processing. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and

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Changing Broader Social Stereotypes is Our Best Chance of Ending Implicit Bias

September 20, 2018

Educated and enlightened?  Chances are you’re discriminating and don’t even realize it.

“If you do nothing and just try not to discriminate, you’re going to discriminate,” explains B. Keith Payne, co-author with Heidi A. Vuletich of “Policy Insights from Advances in Implicit Bias Research,” published in the current issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

In the paper, Payne and Vuletich define implicit bias as stereotypes and

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NICHD to Update Strategic Plan: Opportunities for Input

September 20, 2018

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) recently announced its plans to update its strategic plan . NICHD plays a significant role in supporting behavioral and brain science research and research training activities.

Behavioral and brain science researchers are encouraged to communicate with the Institute about sustaining NICHD support for our sciences.  This input will be particularly helpful and informative for

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NIH Soliciting Feedback on Future Directions for the BRAIN Initiative

September 20, 2018

As NIH reaches the midpoint on the BRAIN Initiative, described in BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision, the agency is seeking input (NOT-NS-18-075) to guide updates to the plan for the next five years. According to NIH, the first five years of the BRAIN 2025 plan emphasized the development of tools and technologies. The next five years will focus on using the tools “to make fundamental discoveries about how brain circuits work and what goes wrong in disease.” A new BRAIN

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