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Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series

Please join us for a talk given by Dr. Martha Farah, the Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences at The University of Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Zoom - https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/91344134606?pwd=ZEZjR2Y0anN0aHpEbzVUT2FzU2tPdz09
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Putting neuroscience to work to reduce the harms of poverty
Abstract:  Is SES neuroscience the pipedream of neuroscientists who want to feel useful and who underestimate the complexity of poverty and its effects? Or is it a promising new approach to understanding a refractory social problem, which could lead to new solutions? In this talk I will use research from my own lab and others’ to argue that SES neuroscience is not a pipedream. For balance, I will highlight some of the interesting and non-obvious findings of SES neuroscience, as well as some challenges to scientific validity in this field and to the applicability of the science. Finally, I will attempt to forecast the ways in which practical solutions to the problems of poverty may emerge from SES neuroscience.
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