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Brave Neuro World? Reality and Hype in Neuroethics

April 2, 2013, 4 PM

Overview

Martha J. Farah
Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society
Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

Advances in neuroscience have increased our ability to understand, predict and influence human behavior. In principle such advances can be applied to any field of endeavor that depends on human behavior, for example economics, education, law and warfare. In this talk I will raise, and attempt to answer, the following questions: How are these advances being used in practice? Which ethical problems have so far occupied the field of neuroethics, and which are relevant to current and plausible near-term uses of neuroscience? Does contemporary neuroscience raise any new ethical issues, not already familiar to scholars of bioethics or STS?

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Building E15

Building E15, Media Lab 6th floor