"What is Community Neuroscience? Research and Outreach."
Context matters. Our physical and social affordances shape our brains and behaviors to produce neuro endophenotypes which may also lead to risk and resilience for health issues. Dr. Marlen Gonzalez will present studies grounded in evolutionary developmental theory and human ecology looking at the way neighborhoods, social context, and the oxytocinergic system impact motivational and regulatory systems.Dr. Gonzalez will also introduce the Community Neuroscience Initiative, a new project from the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, which aims to democratize neuroscience, make these types of findings useful and accessible, and ultimately empower communities in their own efforts.
Community Neuroscience Initiative