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Dana Frontiers

The Foundation is supporting a Neuroscience and Society Design Sprint, a collaborative effort that will bring together neuroscience researchers, policymakers, and community members (such as teachers, local business owners, and community leaders) to implement community-driven solutions to challenges at the intersection of neuroscience and society, such as how to embrace neurodiversity in education or the workplace. A co-creative approach will be taken throughout the process, from the identification of community challenges during collaboratively planned listening sessions, to a participatory/crowdfunded budgeting approach for allocating funds to pilot the strongest proposed solutions that were prototyped during the Design Sprint. By utilizing an approach that honors the unique skills and strengths of each partner in the process, outcomes from these efforts will translate neuroscience research into local societal impact that can happen with communities rather than for them.

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To ensure a positive future, we must better connect neuroscience to the needs of society. We must strive to make the field more inclusive and collaborative. By opening the field up to diverse perspectives, working in closer partnership with other disciplines, and deepening our engagement with the general public, neuroscience can contribute to the flourishing of everyone.

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