Penn Media Seminar on Neuroscience and Society

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 19, 2008

Sept. 19, 2008
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Penn Club of New York, Tarnapol Room

30 W. 44th Street,New York, N.Y.

If attending, please RSVP immediately to Blake Cole at 215-898-8721 or coleba@pobox.upenn.edu. The seminar is open to the news media only.

Topics:

Living in a Neurosociety: An Overview
Dr. Martha Farah, professor of natural sciences and director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Penn

The Criminal Brain: How, Could, and Should We Change It?
Dr. Adrian Raine, professor of criminology and psychiatry

Are Better Brains Better?
Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, professor of neurology at Penn and faculty member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Transhumanism: Enabling and transcending the human brain
Dr. Susan Schneider, assistant professor of philosophy and an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science

What Lurks Behind the Brain Image: Differentiating Neuroscience from Neuro-Bunk
Dr. Geoffrey K. Aguirre, assistant professor of neurology and member of the Center for Functional Neuroimaging at Penn

The Brain and the Person: Does Neuroscience Challenge Personal Moral Agency?
Dr. Stephen Morse, professor of law, of psychology and of law in psychiatry


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