Recently, Don Bosch and I attended a TEDx conference on the human brain at nearby Caltech University. This was a gathering of cutting-edge behavioral and neuroscientists from across the country. Each presenter shared their programmatic research findings, startling discoveries, and unanswered questions. It was like drinking from a fire hydrant, and we were exhausted by the end of the day. But, we walked away with the impression that there is growing momentum that will soon bring important advances in brain science. Click here to watch videos of the conference presentations.
At Headington, we’re also working hard to keep abreast of the latest discoveries about how the brain builds resilience and recovers from trauma. Our own neuroscientists are conducting ongoing research on multinational humanitarian aid populations. By collaborating closely with researchers at several major universities, we’re contributing to a growing understanding of how the brain functions in high-stress, high-risk environments. This knowledge helps us promote wellness and more effectively assess and treat problems associated with humanitarian aid work.
Given the speed of scientific discoveries in brain science, we are continually incorporating the latest and best information into our services and online resources. It’s our goal to provide the very best care for relief and development personnel available anywhere. They need and deserve it.