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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2014 Annual Meeting

Many thanks to everyone who made the INS Annual Meeting in Washington DC a success.

Watch a full video of the INS/AAAS public program on "Robots in Society".

The Naked Scientists has published a set of podcasts featuring topics and speakers from the meeting.

Meeting Photo Gallery »

Meeting Coverage »


Assistant Professor in Health Ethics
Simon Fraser University

Two-Year Research Position
Illinois Institute of Technology

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Neuroethics
University of Washington in Seattle

Winning student essay by Katie L. Strong published in Kopf Carrier #82, October 2014. Student Essay Winners »