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Neuroethics: When neuroscience meets society – Symposium at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference

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Neuroethics: When neuroscience meets society – Symposium at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference

When:
25th November 2016
Time:
1:30 pm
Where:

Shoal Bay, NSW

Cost:
Variable

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Advances in neuroscience are set to transform our understanding of human cognition and behaviour. They may change how we think about and treat people with behavioural or psychiatric disorders, and challenge society’s views of decision-making and judgments of moral responsibility. This symposium will cover a selection of these issues currently being examined in Australia:

  • Will neurobiological explanations of mental illness reduce the stigma of mental illness and improve access to effective medical treatment?
  • How will neuroscience change our judgments of moral or legal responsibility?
  • Will cognitive neuroscience challenge our understanding of fundamental human concepts such as personality, identity and gender?
  • How should society respond to the use of emerging neurotechnologies to modify cognition or predict behaviour?

Format: 15 min talks followed by 30 min discussion.

Speakers:

The role of cognitive neuroscientists in the future of cognitive enhancement

Associate Professor Olivia CarterARC Future Fellow

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia


Delusions and conspiracy theories: cognitive neuroscience meets corpus analysis

Dr Colin KleinARC Future Fellow

Department of Philosophy, Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics, and

ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


Sex and the City Brain: Rethinking sex, gender and adaptive traits

Associate Professor Cordelia Fine

Melbourne School of Business, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia


Misery in the brain: The mixed blessings of neuroscientific understandings of mental illness

Professor Nicholas Haslam

Head of the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Chair:

Dr Adrian CarterSenior Research Fellow and ARC DECRA Fellow

Neuroethics and Policy Group, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and

Director, Neuroethics Program, ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function

 

An initiative of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function Neuroethics Program.