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Neuroethics Hires

Sep. 26, 2013—Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia is creating a new interdisciplinary Neuroethics Program, a cooperative venture of the Department of Philosophy, the Neuroscience Institute, the Department of Psychology, and the College of Law. As part of the University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI), the Neuroethics Program includes three new open-rank tenured/tenure-track hires, new PhD Fellowships, and...

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2013 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

Apr. 16, 2013—2013 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting: The next INS Annual Meeting will be held in San Diego, CA on November 7 and 8, 2013.  To access a preliminary schedule, visit: http://www.neuroethicssociety.org/2013-annual-meeting. The Society also welcomes abstracts reporting recent results in the field of neuroethics and related topics.  The deadline to submit is May 31, 2013. ...

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Short-term Summer Fellowships for Teaching Neuroethics

Nov. 15, 2012—This summer (June 24-29, 2013) the Penn Center for Neuroscience & Society will host 16 college and university professors with primary expertise in neuroscience for a week-long intensive course on neuroethics.  Faculty members planning to teach courses, in the next two years, on “Neuroethics,” “Neuroscience and Society,” or similar courses are encouraged to apply. Applications...

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Penn Neuroscience Boot Camp

Jan. 17, 2012—The 3rd Annual Penn Neuroscience Boot Camp, hosted at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Neuroethics and Society and supported in part by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, will run from July 30 – August 8, 2012. Scholarships are available for law faculty. The number of scholarships is limited. Application deadline:...

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9th Cir. Conference includes Neurolaw Expert Panel

Aug. 22, 2011—Four neurolaw experts spoke on “The Promises and Perils of Neuroscience Evidence in the Courtroom” at the Annual Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, in Carlsbad, California, on August 16, 2011.  The panel included Professors Owen Jones (Vanderbilt), Nita Farahany (Vanderbilt), Stephen Morse (Pennsylvania) and Hank Greely (Stanford).  Before a large audience...

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The Antisocial Person

Jun. 12, 2011—The Annals of General Psychiatry has a nice review piece entitled, "The 'antisocial' person: an insight in to biology, classification and current evidence on treatment." Abstract Background: This review analyses and summarises the recent advances in understanding the neurobiology of violence and empathy, taxonomical issues on defining personality disorders characterised by disregard for social norms, evidence for efficacy...

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Scientific Advances and the Death Penalty

Jun. 10, 2011—The Wall Street Journal Law Blog has an interesting piece on science and the death penalty.  Here is a brief excerpt: Will scientific advances ultimately spell doom for capital punishment? That’s the question raised by this piece over at the Arizona Republic, which examined a recent conference at Arizona State that looked at advances in neuroscience and...

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MAOA and Criminal Responsibility

Jun. 8, 2011—Matthew Baum has a new piece in Neuroethics entitled, "The MAOA Predisposition to Impulsive Violence: Is it Relevant to Criminal Trials?"   Here is the abstract: In Italy, a judge reduced the sentence of a defendant by 1 year in response to evidence for a genetic predisposition to violence. The best characterized of these genetic differences, those in the monoamine...

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Cognitive Enhancement and Ethical Implications

Jun. 4, 2011—Taming the Beast: Cognitive Enhancement, Ethical Implications, and Regulating Today for Tomorrow’s Scientific and Technological Advancements in Neuroscience Jeremy Whitbeck Abstract:      Scientific discovery and technological advances in neuroscience have created the newly formed field of cognitive enhancement. Cognitive enhancement is improving the psychological or intellectual functions of individuals who are not ill. While the opportunities may...

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Malintent Detection and the Spectre of Pre-Crime

May. 31, 2011—Nature News has a recent piece on developing technologies for detecting "malintent."  Here is an excerpt: "Planning a sojourn in the northeastern United States? You could soon be taking part in a novel security programme that can supposedly 'sense' whether you are planning to commit a crime. Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), a US Department...

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