Welcome to the TAF spotlight on research and learning library
This is where we highlight key or novel scientific findings in the fields of brain health and neuroscience related to the mission of The Avielle Foundation and make these findings accessible (and searchable) for everyone! Whether you are a neuroscientist, student, parent, teacher, healthcare provider, or ANYONE with any curiosity about these topics, we invite you to ‘check this out’ and have designed this library for you. We summarize and provide links to research focused on the neuroscience behind violence and compassion with the goal of bringing the science out of the lab and/or academic journals so that it reaches a broader audience. We aim to do this by providing summaries to the linked research that are digestible and written in plain language.
We are building our library and welcome submissions! If you are aware of a research study or a publicly available talk related to the neuroscience of violence or compassion, we’d love to hear about it! Please click here, including a link to the research or talk, and we will be happy to review it.
Marni Amsellem, Ph.D.
Marni Amsellem, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who consults with non-profit organizations, corporations and hospitals, as a researcher, clinician, and writer. Her professional specialties include understanding behavior, prevention, decision-making, and stress and coping, particularly as they relate to health and illness. She brings years of experience reviewing evidence-based literature and analyzing prevention and service delivery-related datasets to the Avielle Foundation. Marni has served as a research consultant to various hospitals, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies over the years and has collaborated in many interdisciplinary contexts. Her writing can be found on various websites and blogs in which social science is made more accessible to the public. She also values volunteer service, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of a national violence prevention organization, as a brain health advisor. Marni received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Washington University, and her undergraduate degree in human development from Cornell University.