Centrum för forsknings- & bioetik (CRB)

Neurotechnology and Direct Brain Communication

  • Datum: 2016-10-06 kl 13:00 17:00
  • Plats: Biomedicinskt centrum A1:111a
  • Föreläsare: Steven Laureys, University of Liege, Belgium, Georg Northoff, University of Ottawa, Canada & Anne-Marie Landtblom, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Webbsida
  • Arrangör: Centrum för forsknings- och bioetik
  • Sista anmälningsdag: 2016-10-06 kl. 12:00.
  • Avgift: Free
  • Kontaktperson: Michele Farisco
  • Antal platser: 92 (Varav 37 är bokade)
  • Registreringstiden för detta evenemang har gått ut
  • Konferens

Welcome to a mini-symposium that will discuss new insights and responsibilities concerning speechless but communicative subjects.

The symposium will be held in English. Registraton is still open on workshop website

Both infant brains and patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) are at the forefront of contemporary neuroscience. The prospective use of neurotechnology to access mental states in these subjects, including neuroimaging, brain simulation, and brain computer interfaces, offers new opportunities for clinicians and researchers, but has also received specific attention from philosophical, scientific, ethical, and legal points of view.

The book Neurotechnology and Direct Brain Communication, edited by Michele Farisco and Kathinka Evers, offers the first systematic assessment of these issues, investigating the tools neurotechnology offers to care for verbally non-communicative subjects and suggesting a multidisciplinary approach to the ethical and legal implications of ordinary and experimental practices.

Starting from the book, the mini-symposium will develop a multi-disciplinary discussion about these very intriguing and fascinating topics.

Moderator:
Kathinka Evers, Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics, Uppsala University

Confirmed speakers:
Steven Laureys, University of Liege, Belgium
Georg Northoff, University of Ottawa, Canada
Anne-Marie Landtblom, Uppsala University, Sweden