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UCL Conference on Neuroethics: 8 May 2009

28 April 2009


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The UCL Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health will host a conference on neuroethics on Friday 8 May to discuss the evidence and theories behind mind reading and what neuroscience has to offer those debates. The conference will also consider how this research affects the privacy of the individual, and the uses to which such research might be put in moral philosophy, criminal law and psychiatric diagnosis.

The morning session will consider the theme of privacy and mind reading, while the afternoon session will be devoted to the uses of brain images. Speakers include Dr Judy Illes (Centre for Neuroethics, Stanford University); Professor John-Dylan Haynes (Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin); and Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Philosophy, Dartmouth University).

The conference will coincide with the broadcasting of a new radio play, Interior traces, written by James Wilkes and Louise Whiteley, which explores how images of the brain affect how we think about the mind. 

The event will take place in room B01, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF. Attendance is free but please email to register stipulating institutional affiliation and any special dietary requirements.

For any additional queries, please contact Sarah Edwards.