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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education




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Upcoming Events

Biannual Meetings
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

October 24, 2018
(1:00 - 5:00 pm EDT)

Keck CenterThis open session will feature presentations by board members on age-related hearing loss and the anthropology of money; and discussions with other experts about their organization's work related to behavioral, cognitive, and sensory sciences

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BBCSS is in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) of the The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
 

 
 

 

 


Recent Publications

How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures

HPL2 coverThis consensus study report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and the Board on Science Education summarizes identifies new findings related to neurological processes involved in learning, individual and cultural variability related to learning, and educational technologies. In addition to expanding scientific understanding of the mechanisms of learning and how the brain adapts throughout the lifespan, there have been important discoveries about influences on learning, particularly sociocultural factors and the structure of learning environments.

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Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
Behavioral Economics and the Promotion of Health Among Aging Populations

Behavioral EconomicsThis new publication from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences summarizes a workshop held June 2018 to discuss behavioral economics research and how to expand such research to be of benefit to older and middle-aged adults. The workshop looked at successful applications of the research; how to make them more effective; and focused on identifying approaches that could generate long-term benefits in areas of interest to the National Institute on Aging, such as decreasing sedentary behavior, promoting volunteering and social engagement, improving medical regimen adherence, and reducing inappropriate use of opioids and using opioids when medically necessary.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Learning from the Science of Cognition and Perception for Decision Making

Science of CognitionLThis workshop featured invited presentations and discussions to explore the state of the science on perception and cognition as it applies to how individuals trust and make sense of information.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Understanding Narratives for National Security Purposes

Understanding NarrativesLThis workshop featured invited presentations and discussions to explore featured state-of-the-art narrative studies and examined cutting-edge questions relevant to national security and intelligence analysis.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Workforce Development and Intelligence Analysis for National Security Purposes

Workforce DevelopmentLThe workshop featured invited presentations and discussions to explore trends in workforce development and its applications for national security.

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