We find ourselves at a pivotal historical moment. Neuroscience is poised to transform every aspect of our lives, from medicine, to law, to civil society through emerging fields like neuromarketing. Neuroscience is challenging fundamental conceptions of the human experience, such as our assumptions about free will and agency. The field of neuroethics stands as an interpreter and a guide to those thorny social and ethical issues that arise as we integrate rapidly advancing neurotechnologies and neuroscience findings into our everyday lives. Neuroethics engages and invites a conversation of topics that fall at the intersection of neuroscience, philosophy, law, politics, religion, society, and ethics.
The Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium (ANEC) brings together the diverse and substantial resources of the Atlanta region’s academic institutions, biotechnology and corporate science sector, and non-profit organizations. With the wealth of resources and home to the busiest airport in the world, Atlanta is positioned to become a world-leader and the premier American resource in neuroethics.