The day's meeting on Friday included these sessions:
- "The Science and Ethics of Moral Enhancement"
- "States of Consciousness: Neuroethics in impairments of consciousness, brain-machine interfacing and end of life decisions?"
- "Can Neuroscience Inform Us about Criminality & the Capacity for Rehabilitation?"
Click to watch a video of each of the sessions at the International Neuroethics Society 2013.
I highly recommend watching at least the first session to be reminded of how much the field is in its infancy and how complex it is. And how simplistic are many of the conclusions we hear, such as oxytocin being a love molecule. I enjoyed greatly the criticism of the trolley problem, too.
Click to read John Kubie's blog post about Friday's presentations. The other Society for Neuroscience official bloggers are listed here.