Scientists agree that this is one of the great scientific questions for the 21st century. Mind Science is dedicated to promoting cutting-edge research on the mind, brain, and consciousness, and bringing the world’s leading scientists to San Antonio, to share the insights they are achieving with our community here.
The Foundation is expanding its programs for 2010 by increasing funding for additional scientific grants, public lectures and workshops. These initiatives have allowed us to continue Tom Slick’s vision of a world enriched by an understanding of the vast potential of the human mind.
This MSF program supports advances in research using new technologies to answer age-old questions: How does consciousness arise in human beings? How does the activity of the brain give rise to the experience of self-awareness?
Grants are by invitation only. For a list of past awardees, click here.
MSF attracts leading scientists investigating mind, brain and consciousness to share their findings and new insights for this popular San Antonio lecture series. Don't live in San Antonio? Beginning in September 2010, selected lectures are now available for viewing directly from our website!
MSF funds a variety of local workshops and international conferences.
Trinity University is the first recipient of funding for this pilot program, which seeks to provide upper-division undergraduates the opportunity to apply for small "micro grants" to fund research projects. Proposals will be peer-reviewed by a student panel, giving both applicants and reviewers the chance to experience the research funding cycle first-hand.
MSF provided 300 4th and 5th graders (future neuroscientists) with a glimpse of the brain and visual illusions during Salado Intermediate School's first-ever Science Day. Additional efforts are being directed at reaching students in junior/senior high schools.
In addition, MSF is part of NSF-funded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) science programs in area high schools and community colleges, providing scientists as speakers for classroom lectures.
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