The AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy is helping George Mason University recruit scientists with a diverse set of expertise to assist in a science and technology forecasting project called SciCast. The purpose of this project, which is funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), is to determine whether crowdsourcing can be used to accurately predict the future of science and technology questions. These questions vary by discipline and focus area, and range from the more applied science and engineering advancements to the highly technical, basic science achievements. SciCast invites you to explore the site and answer questions to get a better feel for the project. Approximately 7,000 people have already signed up and are answering questions. For more information, visit the SciCast homepage.
NIH has issued a Request for Information asking the community to weigh in on a number of questions related to basic behavioral science, and NIH needs to hear from individual scientists like you that basic human subjects research should not be classified as clinical trials. More
With support from the James McKeen Cattell Fund, four researchers are devoting sabbaticals to advancing research on active sensing, spatial and episodic memory, and children’s emotional development. More
The study of time perception serves as a hallmark of integrative science, mixing linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, and attention research to explore the ways people feel the minutes and hours pass. And increasingly, this research is focusing on the role that emotion plays in distorting our sense of time. More