2016: Ethical Foundations of Novel Neurotechnologies

Kavli Futures Symposium:

Ethical foundations of Novel Neurotechnologies:
Identity, Agency and Normality

Organizers: Sara Goering and Rafael Yuste

Saturday, September 10
Room 501, NWC Building Auditorium, 550 West 120th St., Columbia University, NY, NY 10027

Session 1:  8:30  10:30 a.m.
Identity and mind reading
Jack Gallant (Berkeley)
Miguel Nicholelis (Duke)
Francoise Baylis (Dalhousie)
Pat Churchland (UCSD)

Session 2:  10:45 a.m.  12:45 p.m.
Agency and brain stimulation
Edward Boyden (MIT)
Leigh Hochberg (Brown)
Pim Haselager (Donders Institute, Radboud University of Nijmegen)
Martha Farah (U Penn)

Lunch 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Session 3:  1:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Normality and brain enhancement
Blaise Aguera (Google)
Polina Anikeeva (MIT)
Gregor Wolbring (Calgary)
David Wasserman (NIH Clinical Bioethics)

Session 4:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Roundtable discussion with NIH BRAINI Neuroethics Committee, led by Sara Goering, Eran Klein and Rafael Yuste.

Session 5:  5:30 p.m – 7pm.
Poster session (by neurotechnologists and ethicists) and reception