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The Society for Neuroscience is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. It was started in 1969 and now has over 40,000. Today, SfN is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system.

The history of neuroscience reveals the field’s evolution to present day. The work of neuroscience pioneers has produced vital knowledge about the brain and nervous system that is advancing today’s science and improving health outcomes.

As with any scientific endeavor, more knowledge has produced new mysteries. For that reason, a history of neuroscience not only informs understanding of the past and honors progress, but also becomes part of a living story of scientific inquiry and sets a course for future discovery and progress.

SfN maintains this historical material as a resource for neuroscientists and the public. While not comprehensive, the documents chronicle the struggles and accomplishments of a still-young field and highlight major achievements and advances. Most of all, this information conveys the rigor and passion with which neuroscientists pursue scientific discovery.

The Society for Neuroscience annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists from around the world to debut cutting-edge research. This year the meeting will be held in San Diego, CA on Nov. 13-17.

To learn more about the Society for Neuroscience visit: http://www.sfn.org/home.aspx

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