Despite the incredibly challenging year we are having, the things I care the most about – the power of family and community and our unique life stories, the wonder of the diversity and creativity in our amazing changing brains, communicating complex ideas into easily digestible narrative, and new technology that can work with all of these to help heal our society and make it stronger – are converging. It is an exciting time to be a brain scientist at the interface of so many disciplines - a time where we can all bring different talents together to enhance each of our lives, find places to contribute and belong, and find new ways to merge technology and our unique abilities to make sure that we can lift each other up.
- Jane Roskams
"Never doubt that a small thoughtful group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Learn About the Brain
I was honored to be part of a small group within the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Public Education Committee to develop the concept of BrainFacts.org – an online gateway where everyone could learn about the brain. I helped work on the pitch for initial funding (from Gatsby and Kavli) then served on the editorial board, writing and designing content, while working with the incredibly talented editorial team at SfN to expand its reach. It is now a place where educators, scientists and people of all ages anywhere in the world can find scientist-approved content to learn almost anything about the brain.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela