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  • Social Sciences

  • Events 

    Friday, October 7, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Mental illness causes debilitating consequences on quality of life for individuals, families, and society. This symposium explores avenues for translating these discoveries about the neurobiology of a spectrum of mental illnesses into new treatments.

  • Past Events

    Monday, September 26, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Framing Lecture Series 1: "Making Accessible Futures: from ramps to #cripthevote"

    Speakers: Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

    May 18 - 20, 2016

    The Addicted Brain and New Treatment Frontiers: Sixth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speakers: Nora D. Volkow (National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. National Institutes of Health), George F. Koob (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. National Institutes of Health), and The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy (Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind; and Founder, Kennedy Forum)

    Discover from leading experts, including NIAAA and NIDA directors, the latest on neurobiology of addiction; susceptibility of the teen brain; new treatment strategies; and social, economic, political, and legislative aspects of this disease.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

    Arrested Development: The Teenage Brain and Substance Abuse

    Moderator: Claudia Wallis (Scientific American Mind)
    Panelists: Jeremy Waletzky (The George Washington University), Nora D. Volkow (NIH), Cheryl Healton (College of Global Public Health, New York University), and Honorable Gregory P. Canova, JD

    1.3 million adolescents in the US have substance use disorder and marijuana use among teens now exceeds cigarette smoking. Join us for a public panel discussion on how neuroscience intersects with policy to improve lives of teens with addiction.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Bioenergetics and Brain Health Basics: Diet, Exercise, and Taking Out the Trash

    Speakers: Gary E. Gibson (Burke Rehabilitation Center), Kirk I. Erickson (University of Pittsburgh), and Mony J. de Leon (NYU Langone Medical Center)

    Psychology Section joint meeting with the New York Neuropsychology Group.

  • Publications 

    Annals

    Special Issue: Annals Reports

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals issue presents a meeting report on mobile health technology in clinical trials and five original research articles discussing topics related to β-thalassemia major, Alzheimer's disease, hematopoiesis, hepatosteatosis, and downbeat nystagmus.

    Volume 1375

    Annals

    Special Issue: Advances in Meditation Research

    Edited by Sonia Sequeira (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

    This Annals special issue presents advances in interdisciplinary research exploring the neural correlates and clinical applications of the practice of meditation.

    Volume 1373

    Annals

    Special Issue: The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience

    Edited by Alan Kingstone (University of British Columbia) and Michael B. Miller (University of California, Santa Barbara)

    Thirteen scholarly review articles discuss cutting-edge topics in cognitive neuroscience.

    Annals

    Special Issue: Nutrition in Prevention and Management of Dementia

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals issue discusses emerging nutrition research on the prevention and management of dementia in aging populations.

    Volume 1367