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From molecules to minds : challenges for the 21st century : workshop summary

Author: Bruce M Altevogt; Matthew Hougan; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Neuroscience has made phenomenal advances over the past 50 years and the pace of discovery continues to accelerate. On June 25, 2008, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders hosted more than 70 of the leading neuroscientists in the world, for a workshop titled "From Molecules to Minds: Challenges for the 21st Century." The objective of the workshop was to explore a set of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
From molecules to minds.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)269437304
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Altevogt; Matthew Hougan; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders.
ISBN: 9780309120937 0309120934 1281972967 9781281972965
DOI: 10.17226/12220
OCLC Number: 506070364
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 75 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Grand challenge : how does the human brain work and produce mental activity? --
Grand challenge : nature versus nurtrure : how does the interplay of biology and experience shape our brains and make us who we are? --
Grand challenge : how do we keep our brains healthy? Do we protect, restore, or enhance the functioning of our brains as we age? --
Inspiring the next generation of scientists --
Challenges and technical limitations --
Ethical considerations --
Conclusion: On the cusp --
Appendixes.
Responsibility: Matthew Hougan and Bruce Altevogt, rapporteurs ; Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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The Institute of Medicine Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders hosted the leading neuroscientists in the world, for a workshop titled 'From Molecules to Minds: Challenges for the 21st  Read more...
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