As part of Brain Awareness Week, the Scientist Action and Advocacy Network (ScAAN) organized “Bridging the Gap: Neuroscience, Inequality & Social Policy.” The discussion on March 12, 2018 brought together neuroscience and psychology researchers, philosophers, and practitioners to discuss questions at the intersection of science and social policy. Faculty panelists included:
- Dr. Clancy Blair, Professor of Cognitive Psychology
- Dr. Natalie Brito, Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology
- S. Matthew Liao, Professor and Director of Bioethics in the College of Global Public Health
- Dr. Cybele Raver, Deputy Provost and Professor of Applied Psychology
- Vincent Southerland, Executive Director of NYU Law ’s Center on Race, Inequality and the Law
Developmental Psychology doctoral students Annie Brandes-Aitken and Stephen Braren moderated a discussion that touched on the tangible ways researchers, policy-makers, communities, and the media can partner to create positive social change.
Read The Dana Foundation’s recap here and watch the full discussion below: