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BBCSS 20th Anniversary Talks Now Available Online!

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20th Anniversary GraphicBBSS held a symposium commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Board's existence last fall.  Keynote speakers included David Brooks of the New York Times and outstanding scholars, some who currently serve on the board and others from previous terms.  You can now watch the interesting and often visionary presentations made during the event in DC. 

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Recent Publications
 
Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
Understanding Pathways to Successful Aging: Behavioral and Social Factors Related to Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimers smallThis publication from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences summarizes a June 2017 workshop that examined how personality, social engagement, and educational attainment are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Participants discussed mechanisms that may underlie these associations and research strategies to further understanding of the pathways through which social and behavioral factors affect the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security: Proceedings of a Summit (2017)

SBS Decadal Summit Proceedings Book CoverIn order to understand how knowledge from science can be directed and applied to help the intelligence community fulfill its critical responsibilities, BBCSS has launched a 2-year survey of the social and behavioral sciences. To kick-off this project, a summit designed to highlight cutting-edge research and identify future directions for research was held in October 2016. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the summit.

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Upcoming Events

Public Session

Reproducibility and Replicability in Science

February 22 - 23, 2018
National Academies' Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

ReproducibilityThe Committee on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science will hold its second meeting that includes a a public session on February 22.  The session will feature perspectives on reproducibility and replicability challenges in various fields of science and engineering.  

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Public Session
Assessing the Minerva Research Initiative and the Contribution of Social Science to Addressing Security Concerns

minerva logoApril 12-13, 2018
National Academies' Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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Biannual Meeting
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

Keck CenterJune 7-8, 2018
National Academies' Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Biannual Meeting
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

October 24-25, 2018
National Academies' Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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

 

 






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