Neuroethics: When neuroscience meets society – Symposium at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference
- 25th November 2016
- 1:30 pm
Shoal Bay, NSW
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.
The role of cognitive neuroscientists in the future of cognitive enhancement
Associate Professor Olivia Carter, ARC Future Fellow
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Delusions and conspiracy theories: cognitive neuroscience meets corpus analysis
Dr Colin Klein, ARC 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
Melbourne School of Business, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Misery in the brain: The mixed blessings of neuroscientific understandings of mental illness
Head of the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Adrian Carter, Senior 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.