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Latest brain research findings streamed live, online

Neuroscience 2012 press conferences showcase findings on brain trauma, diet, development, and related disorders

Society for Neuroscience

WHAT: Live press conference video from Neuroscience 2012, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news on brain science and health.

WHEN: Eleven press conferences from Sun., Oct. 14-Tues., Oct. 16. Schedule at

Adolescence -- Teens experience a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral changes; could these attributes be hardwired in the brain?

"Invisible" Wounds: From Soldiers to Citizens -- Studies address the "invisible" wounds of war, such as traumatic brain injury and suicidal depression.

Early Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease -- What if we could detect Alzheimer's disease before symptoms start? Emerging research is helping spot initial changes in the diseased brain.

Early Life Experiences -- Recent findings show that early life trauma, such as poverty or physical abuse, can have a dramatic effect on the brain into adulthood.

The Power of Facial Communication -- A face can comfort, question, or threaten; new research explores the complex circuitry involved in processing and interpreting facial expressions.

Are You What You Eat? -- Research explores the links between eating, fasting, binge-eating, and the brain.

Additional press conferences:

  • Stress and PTSD
  • The Social Brain
  • Why Sleep Matters
  • Stem Cells: What Do We Know Now?
  • Spinal Cord Injury

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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of more than 42,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system. More information about the brain can be found at, a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and SfN.

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