On Thursday, June 23 (12:00 PM EST), the Congressional BRAIN Initiative is hosting a virtual briefing celebrating the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative and the researchers who are helping advance our understanding of the body’s most complex organ. In recent years we have seen unprecedented progress in the basic sciences of mind and brain and in the treatment of psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Now, neuroscience plays an expanding role in human life beyond the research lab and clinic. In classrooms, courtrooms, offices, and homes around the world, neuroscience is giving us powerful new tools for achieving our goals and prompting a new understanding of ourselves as social, moral, and spiritual beings. Join us in a dialogue exploring the responsible use of advances in brain science and the importance of fostering civic engagement. To register for the briefing, please click here.


Joseph J. Fins
President, International Neuroethics Society
E. William Davis Jr. MD Professor of Medical Ethics & Chief of Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College

Jayatri Das
Chief Bioscientist, The Franklin Institute

Claire Weichselbaum
Barbara Gill Civic Science Fellow, Arizona State University
National Informal STEM Education Network