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Neuroethics Lunch at Emory: Enhancing Motivation

This Wednesday (March 18), Emory will host a Neuroethics and the News lunch from noon to 1pm. Dr. John Banja (Emory University) will lead discussion of a paper released earlier this year in AJOB Neuroscience titled, “Enhancing Motivation by the use of Prescription Stimulants: The Ethics of Motivation Enhancement.” While…

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Neurophilosophy at GSU this Friday!

Georgia State University is hosting a Neurophilosophy Forum this Friday, February 6. Dr. Chandra Sripada (Psychiatry & Philosophy, University of Michigan) will kick off the Spring 2015 Neurophilosophy series with a talk titled, “Addiction, Fallibility and Responsibility.” In his talk, Dr. Sripada will consider and outline an alternative framework for…

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Neuroethics Lunch at Emory: Neuro in the Courtroom on January 29

Emory University hosts Neuroethics lunches once a month geared towards particular trends, news stories and recent publications in the field. This month, Dr. Scott Lilienfeld (Emory Psychology), and Julia Marshall (Emory Undergraduate Neuroethics Fellow) will lead a discussion on the introduction of neuroscience evidence into the courtroom. Do we need…

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Upcoming Talk at GSU: Neuroimaging and Emotion

For those with interests in neuroimaging, moral psychology or the role of emotion in decision-making, mark your calendars for an exciting talk hosted by the Georgia State University’s Philosophy Department on Friday, November 7 from 3pm to 5pm. Dr. Stephen Hamann (Psychology, Emory University) will be giving a talk titled,…

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: The Ethics of Memory Intervention

A research group out of MIT recently claimed that they have discovered a neuro-intervention that can successfully manipulate and change the qualitative (good vs. bad) aspects of memory in mice. Dr. Karen Rommelfanger recently was asked to share her views in a USA Today article which focused on the MIT…

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International Neuroethics Society Meeting in November!

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) will be meeting in Washington D.C. on November 13 and 14 this year for their annual meeting. The Annual INS meeting will kick off with a public forum on Robots and Society. Last year in San Diego, INS had its first public event on Neurogaming…

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New Director of Emory’s Jones Program in Ethics: Dr. Karen Rommelfanger

ANEC is pleased and excited to announce that Emory University’s Laney Graduate School has appointed Dr. Karen Rommelfanger as the new director of the Jones Program in Ethics (formerly the Program for Scholarly Integrity). Congratulations to Karen!

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Recent Book Release: Dr. Ted Blumoff (Mercer University)

Dr. Ted Blumoff’s book, When Nature and Nurture Collide: Early Childhood Trauma, Adult Crime, and the Limits of Criminal Law was recently published and released this year (Carolina Academic Press). Dr. Blumoff also had an article published in Law and Psychology Review, providing reflection on the law’s rationality and insanity…

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Interview with Dr. Karen Rommelfanger

Dr. Karen Rommelfanger recently had an interview featured in the Medical Ethics Advisor where she discusses the new recommendations made by the President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Specifically, Rommelfanger speaks to to various policy implementation issues, the mistake of conflating ethics with compliance and the various responsibilities…

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Neuroscience at the Decatur Book Festival

Mark your calendars! The Decatur Book Festival will be held in two weeks (August 29 – 31). Dr. Karen Rommelfanger will introduce author, Sam Kean, who will be discussing his book, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons. For more information on the event, click here. The Decatur Book Festival provides…