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

From molecules to minds : challenges for the 21st century : workshop summary, 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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From molecules to minds : challenges for the 21st century : workshop summary
Title
From molecules to minds
Title remainder
challenges for the 21st century : workshop summary
Statement of 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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Language
eng
Summary
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 common goals or "Grand Challenges" posed by participants that could inspire and rally both the scientific community and the public to consider the possibilities for neuroscience in the 21st century. The progress of the past in combination with new tools and techniques, such as neuroimaging and molecular biology, has positioned neuroscience on the cusp of even greater transformational progress in our understanding of the brain and how its inner workings result in mental activity. This workshop summary highlights the important issues and challenges facing the field of neuroscience as presented to those in attendance at the workshop, as well as the subsequent discussion that resulted. As a result, three overarching Grand Challenges emerged: How does the brain work and produce mental activity? How does physical activity in the brain give rise to thought, emotion, and behavior? How does the interplay of biology and experience shape our brains and make us who we are today? How do we keep our brains healthy? How do we protect, restore, or enhance the functioning of our brains as we age?
Cataloging source
SC1
Dewey number
612.8/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.F76 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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From molecules to minds : challenges for the 21st century : workshop summary, 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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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-32)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
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ocn506070364
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 75 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309120937
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b35759550
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)506070364
  • pebcs0309120934

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