Neuroethics 2024
INS Annual Meeting
Baltimore USA + Virtual

“Theater of Thought” Exclusive Screening and Neuroethics Discussion

Through the lens of legendary documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog, Theater of Thought takes audiences on a provocative journey into the study of the mind and consciousness. The film dares us to question whether we truly have control over our own thoughts, or if our brains will inevitably become connected with technology in the not-so-distant future.

Gathering insight and predictions from some of the world’s most influential scientists and innovators, Theater of Thought is an exploration of the ethical issues and existential questions that arise with advances in brain science and neurotechnology.

The film screening will start promptly at 6:00 pm and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring experts and members of the cast.


  • Joseph J. Fins
  • Sara Goering
  • Rafael Yuste
  • Anna Wexler (moderator)


Neuroethics 2024

  • Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
  • Start Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT / 22:00 UTC
  • Duration: 180 minutes


  1. 5:40 PM – Doors open
  2. 6:00 PM – Film screening
  3. 8:00 PM – Panel discussion
  4. 8:45 PM – Conclusion


You must register through Eventbrite to attend this free event open to the public. Registration for the meeting does not guarantee you a seat. Please arrive well before the 6:00pm start time.


Joseph J. Fins

Weill Cornell Medical College

Bioethicist and clinician who studies the ethical and policy issues related to brain injury and disorders of consciousness

Sara Goering

University of Washington

Professor of Philosophy and co-lead of the ethics trust at the UW Center for Neurotechnology

Rafael Yuste

Columbia University
Chair and Co-Founder, Neurorights Foundation

Neuroscientist who studies the relation between the activity of neurons and behavior