Inform, Engage, Activate.
Join us on December 10, 2013 for our annual neuroethics symposium. This year's event will be on Bias in the Academy: From Neural Networks to Social Networks.
Welcome to Emory University's Neuroethics Program. The Neuroethics Program is an interdisciplinary, inter-departmental group of scholars interested in the intersection of neuroscience, ethics, and society. The Program aims to become a center of excellence that informs responsible applications of neuroscience in research, the clinic, and society as well as engages and activates our community in neuroethics discourse.
Read The Neuroethics Blog!
And expand your neuroethics network by joining us on Facebook.
Inform, Engage, Activate.
The Neuroethics Program aspires to create and support a community of scholars to collaboratively explore the ethical and social implications of neuroscience and emerging neurotechnologies.
The Neuroethics Program has 3 primary initiatives:
Education and Outreach
- Create innovative educational resources in neuroethics.
- Disseminate neuroethics curricula and instructional materials to students, staff, and faculty at Emory and at other universities.
- Provide fellowships and other opportunities for training and education in neuroethics.
- Create public programs to educate the community about neuroethical issues.
Research and Scholarship
- Promote innovative research at the intersection of neuroscience and ethics, and generate and disseminate scholarly interdisciplinary work.
- Provide fellowships for doctoral research, and host conferences and workshops facilitating neuroethics discourse and scholarship.
Advising and Consulting
- Provide neuroethics consultations for policy and lawmakers, corporate and not-for-profit organizations, and scientists and clinical service providers.
The Neuroethics Scholars Program
*NEW* Congratulations to our 2013 Scholar, Jennifer Sarrett!
The Neuroethics Program of the Emory Center for Ethics is proud to offer competitive Neuroethics Scholars Program Fellowships. The program is open to Emory graduate students in any discipline who want to develop their interests at the intersection of neuroscience and ethics.
Sponsored by the Emory Center for Ethics and its Neuroethics Program, and funded by the Emory Neurosciences Initiative, the Neuroethics Scholars Program is an unprecedented opportunity for Emory graduate students to become active in the national Neuroethics community.
Information Session: May 30, 2012 Information Session @ the Center for Ethics Rm 150
Deadline for all applications materials: June 15, 2012
Duration of fellowship: August 31, 2012-August 30, 2013
The call for applications is now closed. To view our Fall 2012 call for applications, please click here. To keep up with latest Neuroethics Program opportunities, please subscribe here.
To keep up with latest Neuroethics events and opportunities, please subscribe here to the Neuroethics Listserv.
Bias in the Academy from Neural Networks to Social Networks
December 10, 2013
What are the brain based and sociocultural factors that influence bias and stereotyping?
This year's annual neuroethics symposia is designed to recognize the complex influence of stereotype/bias on academia and apply advances in the science of stereotype bias to university policies and practices in an effort to resolve the issue. Through a pre-symposia seminar series and symposia, a white paper will be produced to highlight challenges and put forth practical solutions to move toward mitigating the detrimental influence of bias and stereotyping in the career trajectories of individuals in academia. A flyer for this event can be downloaded here.
Neuroethics Journal Club
Please note new day (TUES) and time (1145-1245pm)
Sept 17: John Trimper facilitates a discussion on A Brain-to-Brain Interface for Real-Time Sharing of Sensorimotor Information. Pais-Viera et al., Scientific Reports, 2013.
Oct 15: Mallory Bowers facilitates a discussion on Neurolaw: Differential brain activity for Black and White faces predicts damage awards in hypothetical employment discrimination cases. Korn et al, 2013.
Nov 19: Kim Lang faciliates a discussion on Negative stereotype activation alters interaction between neural correlates of arousal, inhibiion, adn cognitive control. Forbes et al, 2011.
Dec 17: Katie Strong facilitates a discussion on Creating a False Memory in the Hippocampus. Ramirez et al., Science, 2013
Please RSVP to email@example.com by the Friday preceding the Tues. Journal Club you'd like to attend. Lunch is provided. Seating is limited. Journal Clubs for Fall 2013 will be held in the Center for Ethics Room 102 from 11:45-12:45pm.
General Contact Info
Check back for news and updates or join the Neuroethics Listserv.
Paul Root Wolpe, PhD: Director, Center for Ethics
Karen S. Rommelfanger, PhD: Program Director, Neuroethics Program
Gillian Hue, PhD: Program Associate, Neuroethics Program
Neuroethics Scholars Program Fellows
Neuroethics Interns (Spring 2013)
We've recently started an Ambassador's opportunity. Ambassadors are designated members from a variety of departments who assist in connecting their peers to the Emory Neuroethics Program and upcoming events.
Want to be an ambassador for your program? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Privileges include priority seating at events and opportunity to write for The Neuroethics Blog.
Irina Lucaciu (Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology) email@example.com
Anish Joseph (Biomedical Engineering) firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Young (Biomedical Engineering) email@example.com
Georgia State University:
Caitlin McCoyd (Philosophy) firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in contributing content to the blog? Contact us at email@example.com.