Friday, April 11, 2014

Let's play "Guess the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Speaker" (soundbytes from #cns2014)

Another CNS meeting, another series of delayed blog posts from The Neurocritic. Long in the vanguard of the slow blogging movement, these conference recaps have attained the cult status of unplanned obsolescence.

Without further ado, let's begin our walk down memory lane...

The 21st Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting was held in Boston from April 48, 2014. We'll kick off our recapping festivities with a contest of "Name that Soundbyte!" from an invited symposium on how developmental cognitive neuroscience can (and cannot) inform policy.

Invited Symposium Session 1
Sunday, April 6 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Grand Ballroom Salon A-F

The Broader Applicability of Insights from Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Chair: Silvia Bunge, UC Berkeley
Speakers: John D. E. Gabrieli, Margaret Sheridan, Martha J. Farah, Helen J. Neville

The burgeoning field of developmental cognitive neuroscience is yielding important insights into how the human brain develops and changes with experience. These findings are proving to be of great interest not only to other scientists, but also to practitioners and policymakers from various corners of society. What have we learned so far that warrants consideration by those in a position to shape policy and practice in education, healthcare, or the judicial system? In this symposium, leading cognitive neuroscientists will discuss the potential applications of their research.

Given the list of symposium speakers, can you name who said each of these quotes? [or close paraphrases?]  Be sure to chime in by leaving your best guesses in the comments.

(1) “I am not a neurochauvinist”

(2) “U.S. Prison Experiment”

(3) “evidence-based politics”

(4) “IMHO still premature to dictate policy based on neuro”

(5) “Here's where going ‘neuro’ earns its keep”

(6) ‘descriptive’ often considered derogatory in science


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At April 12, 2014 4:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

“IMHO still premature to dictate policy based on neuro”

Probably M. Farah, since she's been somewhat active in the neuroethics field (from before the Mac Arthur dollars)

I'd be surprised if it came from Gabrieli ("premature"? Whatever, gimme $$$).

At April 12, 2014 10:22 AM, Blogger The Neurocritic said...

You're correct! It was Martha Farah who uttered quote #4, “IMHO still premature to dictate policy based on neuro.”

At April 12, 2014 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guesses are as follow:

Gabrieli (3) [or 1, lol]

Sheridan (5)

Farah (4) [no playing here!]

Neville (7)

At April 13, 2014 11:35 AM, Blogger The Neurocritic said...

I'm sorry, only #4 is correct...

At April 13, 2014 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OKAY, I'm going with Farah for #2 as well. Again, it seems the kind of thing you'd mention in a talk on development if you had ethics in the back of your mind.

(Man, NC, the captchas are tough even for humans here!)

At April 13, 2014 2:16 PM, Blogger The Neurocritic said...

Sorry, that is reasonable but not correct. I should clarify that the choices do include the Symposium Chair...

At April 13, 2014 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

50$ on Bunge, #7! :)

At April 13, 2014 7:36 PM, Blogger The Neurocritic said...

I'm sorry, that's incorrect...

At April 16, 2014 4:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(5) “Here's where going ‘neuro’ earns its keep”


At April 16, 2014 9:31 AM, Blogger The Neurocritic said...

Good guess but I'm sorry, that's incorrect.


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