INS Member News

-May 2014- 

Richard J. Bonnie contributed to The Language of Mens Rea, featured in Vanderbilt Law Review


Mallory Bowers contributed to the Neuroethics Blog with her piece, (en)Gendering psychiatric disease: what does sex/gender have to do with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?See the piece at:


Timothy Brindley and James Giordano wrote Neuroimaging: Correlating, Validity, Value, and Admissibility: Daubert—and Reliability—Revisited in AJOB Neuroscience. Read the article at: 


Alina Coman wrote “The ethics of neuromodulation for anorexia nervosa: a focus on rTMS”, published in J Eat Disord on April 1st. View at:


Mark S. Frankel, INS board member and Director of Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program at AAAS contributed to the recently released publication Superhumans 


Fabrice Jotterand will be published in Handbook of Neuroehics with his feature, “Real-time Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (rtfMRI)- Brain Computer Interfacing in the Assessment and Treatment of Psychopathy:Potential and Challenges” 


 Congratulations to Fabrice Jotterand and Karen Rommelfanger as the newest members of the INS Nominating Committee!  Fabrice is originally from Switzerland and is Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care Ethics at Regis University. Karen is the Program Director of Emory University's Neuroethics Program at the Center for Ethics and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry.  


Peter Reiner and Judy Illes were featured in The Vancouver Sun with an opinion piece, “Opinion: What science does with human brain is subject to great debate”. See this piece here:  


Michael Gazzaniga and Kent Kiehl contributed to Predictive Accuracy in the Neuroprediction of Rearrest in Social Neuroscience. See their contribution here: 


Kent Keihl was interviewed by Greg Miller in Wired’s, “What It’s Like to Spend 20 Years Listening to Psychopaths” on April 17th. 


Kent Kiehl published a new book on psychopathy:  The Psychopath Whisperer.  In addition to conducting research on incarcerated psychopaths, Kiehl has served as an expert witness in criminal cases involving psychopathy.


Judy Illes has been renamed one of the eight Canada Research Chairs for the University of British Columbia 


Greg Miller wrote Inside the Strange New World of DIY Brain Stimulation on Wired. See the article at: 


Ahmed Dahir Mohamed, CPsychol at The University of Nottingham was published in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health on cognitive enhancement and creativity.


Amanda C. Pustilnik wrote Painful Disparities, Painful Realities: How Chronic Pain Neuroimaging Should Change the Lawin the University of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper


Eric Racine was involved in writing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Prognostication in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury: A Vignette-Based Study of Canadian Specialty Physicians in the Journal of Child Neurology 


Eric Racine contributed to Disclosure, Consent, and the Exercise of Patient Autonomy in Surgical Innovation: A Systematic Content Analysis of the Conceptual Literature, Published by Taylor & Frances


Eric Racine wrote Generating genius: how an Alzheimer's drug became considered a 'cognitive enhancer' for healthy individuals, published in BMC Medical Ethics


Barbara Sahakian spoke on Curing Mental Health at the Davos World Economic Forum. Watch the video here: 


Barbara Sahakian was invited to write for Sir John Beddington, previous Government Chief Scientific Adviser, on the subject of achieving brain health for a flourishing society within the next decade. 


Barbara Sahakian was also asked to write a piece based on this article for The Conversation, entitled 'Five brain challenges we can overcome in the next decade