NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Workshop


The Science of Interoception and Its Roles in Nervous System Disorders

April 16-17, 2019 | Bethesda, MD

The workshop, to be held on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, is free and open to the public. You can attend in person or view it online. The deadline for registration for in-person attendance is April 8.

This workshop is sponsored by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, led by NCCIH and the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

Participating Osher Collaborative members: Dr. Cynthia Price (University of Washington) and Dr. Helen Weng (University of California, San Francisco)

Workshop Objectives:

The objectives of this workshop are to identify gaps in research related to the science of interoception and its role(s) in nervous system disorders, and to develop strategies and recommendations to facilitate the advancement of this area of research. This workshop will bring together expertise from diverse fields including basic neuroscience, psychology, physiology, and clinical research to deliberate two important dynamic connections – the connections between the brain and body and the connections between basic research and human/clinical research. The primary focus areas for the workshop include: the neural circuitry underlying the dynamic interactions between the central and peripheral nervous systems; interoceptive processes in associated diseases and disorders; effect of modulating interoceptive processes for potential interventions/therapies; and development of technologies and methodologies to enhance interoceptive research.

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