:: Expanding the Frontiers of Neuroethics
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Purpose and Scope
The course consists of one week of intensive lectures and discussions, with 30 participants from around the world. We believe that this course in Neuroethics will be interesting and useful for a varied group of students and professionals working in different fields and with distinct levels of education. The course is aimed for graduates, as well as for young professionals in various areas, such as neuroscience, social science, philosophy, health care, law and education. The course is founded in direct collaboration with Uppsala University, and Fundación Crimson.
The goal of the course is to provide knowledge of neuroethical theories and concepts that apply to:
Dates and Places
November 22-26, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Different types of neuroethical issues will be discussed during the course. The course focuses both on applied neuroethics, i.e. ethical questions that arise from neuroscientific or neurotechnological advances; and on fundamental neuroethics, i.e. questions concerning how knowledge of the brain’s functional architecture and its evolution can deepen our understanding of human thought, including moral thought and judgment. The course also includes clinical perspectives, e.g. to what extent a patient with a neuro-degenerative disorder suffers from reduced capacity for decision-making, or reduced autonomy, or when a person with dementia can give an informed consent to participate in scientific studies.
Kathinka Evers. senior researcher at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics at Uppsala University.
As course lecturers will be invited prominent researchers in neuroscience and philosophy from Latin America, and Europe. Below you will find a list of Professors who already confirmed participation.
English Language Capability
The course is taught in English with simultaneous translation to
The course is open to advanced graduate students and young professionals worldwide with specific interest in neuroethics from all related areas (neuroscience, social science, philosophy, health care, law and education, among others). A maximum of 30 students will be accepted. We will received applications until we reach the maximum number of students. If you are interested in attending to the course Apply Now
The high costs of this leading-edge international course are mostly covered by the generous contributions of public and private supporters. However there is a fee for all applicants in order to make the program self-sustainable.
Applicants from Academia and not-for-profit sector: USD 450
Applicants from for profit organizations: USD 650
The fees cover the following:
Housing, which is not included in the course academic fee, is arranged by each applicant.
Fundación Crimson will provide a selection of optional tours for participants interested in learn more about the city of Buenos Aires and the Argentine culture.