International Neuroethics Society

Neuroethics studies the social, legal, ethical and policy implications of advances in neuroscience. With the unprecedented progress in the basic sciences of mind and brain and in the treatment of psychiatric and neurologic disorders, comes an expanding role of neuroscience into classrooms, courtrooms, offices and homes around the world.  A principle objective of the INS is to help the public understand the issues raised by this research and the powerful new tools being developed. Some examples are:

  • brain privacy and the use of sophisticated imaging
  • cognitive enhancement and potential avenues for pharmacological manipulation
  • the use of brain imaging in the criminal justice system
  • neurotechnology safety - including interventions and devices
  • the neurobiology of decision-making and applications - in areas such as marketing, and others

The Benefits of Membership

Membership in the International Neuroethics Society provides individuals, institutions, and affiliated organizations access to innovative programs, networking, career enhancement opportunities, educational resources, annual meeting discounts, and a discount subscription to AJOB Neuroscience.

There are four categories of membership:  Regular, Affiliate, Trainee/Post Doc, and Student.

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What's New

INS and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) brought neuroethics to FENS in Milan on July 6. Read about the seminar and see the press conference here. Speakers were Barbara Sahakian, INS President, Petra Huppi, Vincent Walsh, Itzhak Walsh.

"Emerging Ethical and Legal Challenges in Chronic Neurological Conditions” is being held on October 8-9, 2014 in Cleveland Ohio. See details at

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Register for the 2014 INS Annual Meeting HERE

See details of the 2014 INS Public Program here

See details of the panel - Neuroscience in the Courts here  

See details of the panel - Neuroscience and Human Rights here.

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