Mindbridge Featured Projects
Learning how psychology and neurobiology combine to produce behavior is arguably one of the most compelling problems in science and society today. Conflict resolution negotiators are turning to psychologists and behavioral neuroscientists to find solutions to intractable conflicts in regions such as Colombia and the Middle East. Simultaneously, molecular neuroscientists have begun to unlock the neural circuitry of violence and aggression; educators have begun to consider the differential ways in which both our psychology as well as our neurobiology affects the way we learn; while in the lab scientists work to understand the neurobiological effects of income and its relationship to student achievement.
What conflict resolution negotiators and childhood educators have both discovered is that to understand behavior, we must understand the psychology as well as the neurobiology that underlies it.
Mindbridge harnesses this knowledge and insight in the development of novel experimental studies and projects. Due to the size and breadth of these endeavors, Mindbridge selects only two to three projects annually. In 2017, Mindbridge has selected the following featured projects:
Implicit Bias Project
Understanding the psychological and neurobiological foundations of Implicit Bias.
Mindbridge has recently developed a training initiative designed to increase awareness of the common neurobiological foundations of unconscious biases that shape how we interact with our world. The Implicit Bias Project is designed to provide organizations with the psychological and neurobiological tools necessary to develop skills and competencies crucial to mitigating unconscious bias. The project aims to work towards the creation of greater social awareness, inclusive environments and social justice, both within organizations as well as reverberating outward to surrounding communities.
Neuroscience, Human Rights, & Human Rights Program Assessment
Recent developments in social psychology and neuroscience offer a unique way to understand the implicit processes underlying human behavior and how these processes influence human rights education and advocacy.
Partnering with the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Mindbridge will develop an assessment research program designed to create a baseline determinate of human rights education and programmatic impact.