Monday, April 16, 2012

NELSI-4, the Fourth Annual National Symposium on Neuroscience

by Don Wharton
My Friend Stuart Jordan is the President of the Institute for Science and Human Values.  ISHV and the Potomac Institute co-sponsored NELSI-4, the Fourth Annual National Symposium on Neuroscience, Ethics, Legal and Social Issues, on March 16, 2012.  I enjoyed this symposium immensely.  There is an on-line video of all presentations.  It is over six hours long but you can choose where in the video timeline you wish to view it.  A list of the speakers is included below.

Featured speakers include:
Gregory Berns PhD
Emory University
"Neural Mechanisms of Values"
William Casebeer PhD
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
"Will, Narrative and Personal Responsibility"
Patricia Churchland PhD
University of California San Diego
"What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality"
James Giordano PhD
Center for Neurotechnology Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
University of New Mexico
University of Oxford

Symposium Chair
"Neuroethics as Meta-ethics: Avoiding Icarus' Folly"

Eric Racine PhD
Neuroethics Research Unit , Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)
"Neuroimaging and the Values of Neuroscience"

John Shook PhD
University of Buffalo
"The New Ethics of Neuroethics"

and a special introduction by
Paul Kurtz, PhD
Institute for Science and Human Values

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