Symposium 2019: Brain and Society: The role of Neurosciences in the design of better public policies
Once again, the INECO Foundation brought some of the most prestigious international researchers to Argentina. In addition to the face-to-face mode, this edition was also transmitted by streaming.
Neurosciences, in conjunction with other disciplines of behavior, offer great potential to design new, more complex and exhaustive interventions, with profound implications in different stages of life. By understanding the mechanisms involved in the interaction between the environment, the brain and human behavior, neurosciences can contribute to the understanding of the cognitive, affective and social processes that guide our behaviors and decisions in society.
Fundación INECO, through the Symposium, this year focused on the emerging role of cognitive neurosciences and its dialogue with various behavioral and innovation sciences applied to the public sphere. It sought to create a fertile environment to discuss recent developments, and promote collaborations between neuroscientists, psychologists, economists, social scientists and policy makers, among other disciplines, in order to enhance social development and improve the quality of life of citizens.
Scientific coordinator: Dr. Fernando Torrente
Special participation: Dr. Facundo Manes
Martín Redrado, Director of the Capital Foundation and the Institute of Neurosciences and Public Policies of the INECO Foundation.
Sebastián J. Lipina, Applied Neurobiology Unit (UNA, CEMIC-CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Fernando Torrente, Director of the Institute of Neurosciences and Public Policies, INECO Foundation; Dean of the Faculty of Human and Behavioral Sciences, Favaloro University.
Florencia López Boo, Interamerican Bank of Development Lead Economist.
Pedro Beckinschtein – Researcher at the Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neurosciences, CONICET-INECO Foundation-Favaloro University.
Jorge Srur – Professor of Human and Social Development of Latin America at Austral University and Principal Executive at CAF Development Bank of Latin America.
Daniel Pastor – Director of the Institute of Neurosciences and Law, INECO Foundation.
Stephanie Cacioppo, Director of the Brain Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Chicago, USA.
Agustín Salvia, Research Director of the Observatory of Social Debt of Argentina, UCA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Pekka Räsänen, Niilo Mäki Institute, Finland.
Jana Smith, Ideas 42, Managing Director, USA.