Mission & Values
Society for Mind-Brain Sciences is a scientific and scholarly non profit organization focused on advancing knowledge, education and public understanding of mind and brain.
Our Core Goals
1) Support Scientific Integration & Outreach
To improve communication among scientists, medical professionals, and scholars, and to support their outreach to the applied professions and public media. We encourage leading-edge research and education, and open-minded exploration of controversial questions in clear and testable ways.
2) Promote Compelling Education & Curriculum
Education should never be boring. Our Mind-Brain Education (MBE) programs aim to make self- discovery, authentic communication and intrinsic curiosity a central part of the learning process. Consciousness in ourselves and others is a wellspring of humane learning. Cultivating programs using natural and emotionally stimulating methods is key to explore questions of direct human relevance.
3) Engage No Brain Left Behind Outreach Strategies
Everyone has a brain, and scientific discoveries about the mind and brain have far outstripped current applications to education and well-being. The potential for improvement in the human condition is therefore unprecedented in history. One role for mbSci is to pinpoint scientific discoveries that can make significant differences in human welfare in the near term while developing specific outreach strategies with marketing and education specialists. Integration is key!
4) Advance Conscious Mind-Brain and Media Users
The power and sophistication of mass media have grown explosively, far beyond our ability to even understand the effects on millions of children growing up today. This exponential growth has transformed our lives into a global experiment, with consequences that we cannot predict. mbSci will explore the power of individuals to become conscious users of their neurological systems and evolve the potent influence of media to educate.
mbSci will generate a direct and purposeful impact. We believe that an international network to support this emerging field will benefit public education as well as the academy, medicine, and even ethics and the arts.
Scientific credibility is our gold standard.
mbSci values integrity and testability in the scientific study of consciousness and the brain. We believe that truthfulness and accuracy are essential for establishing more effective, more accessible outreach. Our core principles include scientific integrity, open-minded exploration, and effective communication.
Consciousness is humanizing, and we aim to develop teaching materials that are accurate, relevant to students’ lives, and entertaining. mbSci does not take any positions of its own. Rather, we support the flow and quality of communication among academic disciplines, the creative community and to the general public.