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

INS Membership

Members receive access to networking opportunities, our neuroethics newsletters, meeting registration discounts, and a reduced subscription price for the quarterly journal AJOB Neuroscience.

Membership categories include: 

  • Regular
  • Affiliate
  • Trainee/Post Doc
  • Student
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INS-Sponsored Sessions

INS continues to provide a free live broadcast of each Neuroethics Seminar Series lecture from the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics.

Deception in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures
Selim Benbadis, Benjamin Tolchin, and J. Wesley Boyd
February 4

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Postdoctoral Research Scholars Program
Center for Bioethics
Harvard Medical School

INS Welcomes Incoming President Dr. Judy Illes
Neuroethics Newsletter
February 2016

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