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What We Do

We combine science, technology and humanistic principles 

to promote human values, empathy and mental health.

About Us

Our Goal

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We aim to illuminate and foster human values and cooperation by combining scientific, humanistic and technological approaches.

Our Approach

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We connect and support scientists and innovators across nations to crack the neural code and develop solutions for human connection.

Our Hub

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We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Silicon Valley, California. We collaborate closely with international partners.

Themes and Challenges

Neuroscience of Altruism

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Great progress is under way on the neuroscience of altruism and empathy. Check current initiatives here

Decoding the Human Brain

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Fascinating technologies and methods for inferring cognitive and emotional states are rapidly being developed

Brain-machine Interfaces

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Merging brains and machines is part of an inexorable future. We need to strive for the best, ethical science and clinical outcomes

Psychology of Human Values

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Progress has been made in understanding the psychology of values and its neural correlates. Effective applications are needed

Neuro-Prediction

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Using neural information to predict complex behaviors and decisions is an exciting new frontier

Unique Psychological States

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Probing the neural concomitants of unique conscious states will open new venues for human development

Brazil @ Silicon Valley Conference - Computer History Museum, April 8-9, 2019

Scients Institute and IDOR are sponsoring the first Brazil at Silicon Valley Conference. This conference will be a landmark event to help strengthen the bonds between US and Brazilian entrepreneurial, technological and scientific communities

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Stanford Presence & Scients Institute Partnership

Scients Institute is an affiliate member of Stanford Medicine's Presence initiative. Together,  we will investigate the potential of neuroscience-based concepts and physiological fingerprints in promoting human values in doctor-patient interactions.

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