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Today we have a num­ber of indus­try announcements:

1) New edi­tions of these Blog Car­ni­vals (col­lec­tions of blog posts around spe­cific topics)

2) The Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion has launched a Neu­rotech Job Board ded­i­cated to com­mer­cial neu­ro­science (mostly focused on clin­i­cal appli­ca­tions, like drugs and devices, not so much on pre­ven­tion, health & well­ness). And the Kaiser Foun­da­tion Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter is look­ing for a Research Project Man­ager.

3) The Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion for the Advance­ment of Sci­ence has finally released a report of the human enhance­ment work­shop that took place in June 2006. Read more about it at Zack’s blog.

4) Stephanie West Allen and Dr. Jef­frey Schwartz announce the Sched­ule of Events for their Brains On Pur­pose™ Sem­i­nars (“look­ing at con­flict and the process of con­flict res­o­lu­tion through the lens of neu­ro­science”): Col­orado in Octo­ber and Port­land in November.

5) Reg­is­tra­tion is now open for my class on The Sci­ence of Brain Health and Brain Fit­ness (more here), Octo­ber 9 30, at UC Berke­ley Osher Life­long Learn­ing Insti­tute (OLLI).

6) A cou­ple of great events

7) The Mind & Life Insti­tute announces 2 CDs released by Daniel Gold­man and avail­able here

  • Paul Ekman, on the CD Know­ing Our Emo­tions, Improv­ing Our World, “describes the great impact his par­tic­i­pa­tion as a pre­sent­ing sci­en­tist in the 2000 Mind & Life meet­ing has had on his sub­se­quent per­sonal and pro­fes­sional life, and what he con­tin­ues to learn from his ongo­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Dalai Lama.”
  • Daniel Siegel, on the CD Bet­ter Lovers, Bet­ter Par­ents, Bet­ter Peo­ple, “elab­o­rates on the ther­a­peu­tic impli­ca­tions of a con­cept cen­tral to Mind and Life’s research pro­gram: neu­ro­plas­tic­ity, the maxim that the brain sculpts itself through repeated expe­ri­ences through­out our lives.”

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