FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Understanding the human element of many of society’s challenges in healthcare, conservation behavior, human conflicts, economic decision making and more is a key component to improving the welfare of individuals and our society.
Advocating for our Sciences
FABBS Statement on America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015
Behavioral & Brain Science Contributions
In order to highlight the contributions of our sciences, FABBS has developed a collection of policy-relevant examples to show how the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior are being used to benefit individuals and our society.
News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- US House to Vote on Cuts to NSF’s SBE and GEO Research in Spending Bill »
With much anticipation–and after many meetings with constituents and science advocates–the Chairman of the House Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee introduced his bill to fund the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Fiscal Year 2016. Regarding the bill, Congressman Culberson said, “I want to make the hard sciences a priority—the math and physics and pure science. The fundamental mission of NSF should be those core sciences.” Tell Your Member of Congress that SBE-supported research is vital to the country!
- Authorization Bill Reducing SBE by 45% Passes U.S. House »
On May 20th, the U.S. House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806), a bill that was two years in the making. Over widespread opposition from the science community, the House Science Committee is seeking to change the process the National Science Foundation uses to identify the best science and literally, the type of science the agency funds.
FABBS 2014 Highlights
FABBS and FABBS Foundation 2014 Highlights
FABBS Mission Statement
FABBS promotes human potential and well-being by advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. As a coalition of scientific societies, we communicate with policy makers and the public about the importance and contributions of basic and applied research in these sciences.