Category Archives: Ethics
Gareth Cook interviews neuroscientist Steve Pinker in the Scientific American article History and the Decline of Human Violence
Reporter Ron Rosenbaum of Slate Magazine/Spectator Section writes: “Is evil over? Has science finally driven a stake through its dark heart? Or at least emptied the word of useful meaning, reduced the notion of a numinous nonmaterial malevolent force to … Continue reading
This is your Brain… On Steroids: is part of an ongoing blog conversation at Immerse Journal on youth and neuroscience, from conference chair Dean G. Blevins
This conversation was recorded at Havemeyer Hall, Columbia University March 30, 2011 and presented by NeuWrite, with generous support from The Dana Foundation, Society for Neuroscience, and Columbia University.
Roots of Empathy founder and REA Conference speaker Mary Gordon will present June 11 in San Francisco at the TEDxGoldenGateED. The conference is organized around the theme Compassion and Education and includes a diverse field of speakers about what science says … Continue reading
Baroness Susan Greenfield, Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, provides an intriguing webcast addressing the future of the mind. Biotechnology is blurring the distinction between one generation and another, nanotechnology is blurring the distinction of the body … Continue reading
Two resources that discuss contemporary issues around cognitive neuroenchancement (the use of drugs to enhance rather than heal human behavior). Martha Farah, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences, with the University of Pennsylvania Center for Neuroscience and Society, offers … Continue reading
Neuroscience can shape ethical and legal discourse, changing the way religious educators engage moral and ethical concerns. Michael Gazzaniga’s Scientific American article details how neurological evidence can affect the outcome of criminal cases even if juries never hear it.