Monday, October 22, 2007

Neuroethics galore at ASBH

Just back from the ASBH meeting in Washington, D.C., it was a fantastic meeting and neuroethics played a very prominent role in the panel presentations this year. Some of the speakers included Walter Glannon and Roberta Bondar on issues of neuroenhancement, Thomas I. Cochrane and Julie A. Tannenbaum, on how neuroscience is shaping our conceptions of moral personhood, and WBP's Robin N. Fiore and James Giordano about why neuroscience needs naturalized ethics (which brought on a very intense discussion about is there such a thing as a 'male' or 'female' brain). Pair this up with the latest in the Washington Post about how to keep an aging brain a healthy one, and you could have easily have several years worth of interesting reading and contemplation. The Women's Bioethics Project is looking forward to collaborating with the newly established Neuroethics Society and the Law and Neuroscience Project!

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