The increasing ability to map the brain propels science and medicine toward endless possibilities for assessing and affecting a number of cognitive and behavioral functions. One growing and important area of research is neuromodulation. Transcranial electrical stimulation is now being tested for treating certain neurological and psychiatric conditions, and for enhancing thought, creativity, and performance. Brain imaging is getting ever closer to being able to determine whether someone is lying and brain stimulation could be misused to change how someone behaves. These and other examples prompt us to consider where to draw the line. Just because we can do it, should we?
Georgetown neuroscientists and behavioral scientists join in a panel discussion moderated by a neuroethicist to explore the capabilities and limits of brain imaging and stimulation. We’ll also visit the Georgetown Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging, and the Cognitive Recovery Lab to see how brain imaging and stimulation work.
Registration required (no charge). Limit: 16
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- Tuesday, October 16th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pmAdd to Calendar
- Washington, DC. Bus will depart from/return to the Washington Marriott Georgetown.