Going Global and Facing the Future
We may regard the brain as truly the final frontier, as both an object to explore, and as the source of our curiosity, cognition and actions. Like explorers venturing ever farter and deeper into space, the brain sciences are engaging newer and more sophisticated tools and techniques to probe the inner universe of the brain and its functions, and in so doing, are revealing regions and mechanisms that until now have been beyond reach.
As basic research extends our understanding of the brain, the knowledge and capabilities gained can be applied in both clinical medicine, and the way we view humanity, along with how we regard and treat other organisms. In this respect, the brain sciences extend beyond the bench, and even beyond the bedside, to broadly affect - and be affected by - the space of the social sphere. This is the realm of neuroethics with its mission to explore, define, address and seek to resolve those issues and questions generated by the brain sciences and their applications in real world contexts.
Hosted by ICM, The Brain and Spine Institute, located on the campus of Hospital Pitié-Salpêtière in Paris, the Neuroethics Network brings together researchers, scholars and clinicians in neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, and law to cultivate, expand and sustain ongoing focused dialogue and dialectic in and about neuroethics, so as to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and increase informed public awareness about brain science and its applications in, and effects upon the twenty first century global stage.
“In complexity and beauty, the brain can only be compared with the universe itself, with its trillion upon trillions of asteroids, planets, nebulas and galaxies, and mysterious dark matter.”
Interview with John Harris
Recent advances in the neurosciences, both in the understanding the human brain and the medical techniques developed to treat neurological and psychiatric pathologies, raise important ethical, social and legal questions.
Yves Agid and Lionel Naccache - Debate: Consciouness and Subconcsciousness
Jean Claude Ameisen, MD, PhD is Director of the French National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE)
Jennifer Chandler, LLM, is Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, She is a member of the Editorial Board for Clinical Neuroethics.
Hervé Chneiweiss MD, PhD, is Head of the Neuroscience Paris Seine Research Center, and Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).
Joseph J. Fins, MD, is Director of Medical Ethics at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Center, New York, New York. He is a member of the Editorial Boards for the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethic and Clinical Neuroethics.
Paul J. Ford PhD, is Director of the Neuroethics Program, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio. He is a member of the Editorial Boards for the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics and Clinical Neuroethics.
James Giordano, PhD, is Chief Scientist in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research of Georgetown University, Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry, and Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics and Associate Editor of Clinical Neuroethics and Neuroethics Now.
John Harris:, FMedSci, D.Phil, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Manchester, where he held the Lord Alliance Professor of Bioethics and directed the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics and Clinical Neuroethics.
Judy Illes, PhD, is Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is a member of the Editorial Board for Clinical Neuroethics.
Philipp Kellmeyer, MD, is a board certified neurologist in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Freiburg Medical Center, Germany. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Clinical Neuroethics.
Christine Mitchell, RN, MS, MTS, FAAN is Executive Director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts She is a member of the Editorial Board for Clinical Neuroethics.
Jonathan Moreno, PhD, is Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perleman School of Medicine.. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.
Yves Agid, Md, PhD, Science Director, ICM, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moëlle Épinere
Thomasine Kushner, PhD, Clinical Neuroethics, Suttherhealth, PMV, and Co-Editor, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
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