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Neuroscience and Society Series: Stress

1200 New York Avenue, Washington, DC

Stressing About Stress--What Our Minds and Bodies are Going Through and Ways to Cope

Feeling a bit stressed? If so, you’re not alone. Stress is very much a part of being human; even animals experience stress. A little stress can be a good thing, but how can you tell the good from the bad, and too little from too much?  Join us for an evening of the scientific and practical, as two scientists help us better understand what our mind and body experience—good and bad—when we encounter stressful situations. We will also learn about various “cures,” “treatments,” and coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and the extent to which they have been subjected to rigorous scientific research and which ones stand out among the others.

**For this particular event, we have established a “stress free zone” at AAAS.**


Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
Ohio State University College of Medicine

David Shurtleff, PhD
Deputy Director
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health