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  • How to Do Things with Brain Images

    How to Do Things with Brain Images

    Joseph Dumit, Director of Science and Technology Studies, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis

    March 20, 2011
    Program: Ethics and the Brain

    Speakers: Joseph Dumit
    Run Time: 57 minutes

    Brain images in popular culture do and say a lot more than they were designed to do. In colorful and starkly different shapes, they often speak...

  • Getting Mad About the Bad: Emotion and the Moral Brain

    Getting Mad About the Bad: Emotion and the Moral Brain

    Jesse Prinz, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, City University of New York, Graduate Center

    March 20, 2011
    Program: Ethics and the Brain

    Speakers: Jesse Prinz
    Run Time: 58 minutes

    According to a long-standing tradition in philosophy, moral judgments are based on emotions; we decide whether something is wrong by seeing how it...

  • How the Mind Makes Morals

    How the Mind Makes Morals

    Patricia Churchland, Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego; Adjunct Professor, Salk Institute

    March 20, 2011
    Program: Ethics and the Brain

    Speakers: Patricia Churchland
    Run Time: 53 minutes

    Self-preservation is embodied in our brain’s circuitry: we seek food when hungry, warmth when cold, and sex when lusty. In the evolution of the...

  • The Experiential Future of the Law

    The Experiential Future of the Law

    Adam Kolber, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

    March 19, 2011
    Program: Ethics and the Brain

    Speakers: Adam Kolber
    Run Time: 50 minutes

    Pain, suffering, anxiety, and other experiences are fundamentally important to the law. Despite their importance, we have limited ability to measure...

  • Neurocriminology: Neuroethical and Neurolegal Implications

    Neurocriminology: Neuroethical and Neurolegal Implications

    Adrian Raine, Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

    March 19, 2011
    Program: Ethics and the Brain

    Speakers: Adrian Raine
    Run Time: 59 minutes

    The very rapid developments taking place in brain imaging science are creating an uncomfortable tension between our concepts of responsibility and...

  • Why We Can’t Blame Our Neurons

    Why We Can’t Blame Our Neurons

    Nancey Murphy, Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary

    March 19, 2011
    Program: Ethics and the Brain

    Speakers: Nancey Murphy
    Run Time: 53 minutes

    The increasing ability of neuroscientists to describe brain processes associated with human decision-making and action rightly raises the worry about...

  • Panel Discussion

    Panel Discussion

    with Adrian Raine, Adam Kolber, and Nancey Murphy

    March 19, 2011
    Program: Ethics and the Brain

    Speakers: Adrian Raine, Adam Kolber, Nancey Murphy
    Run Time: 50 minutes

    Adrian Raine, an internationally renowned expert in the emerging field of neurocriminology, integrates neuroscientific and social perspectives in...

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    Ethics and the Brain

    7th Annual Life Sciences & Society Series

    March 19 - 20, 2011

    For several decades now, neuroscientists have used technology to produce images of the brain in action. But what do such pictures tell us? Should they change the way we think about personal identity and free will? Can they reveal whether a person is capable of making moral decisions, or whether a person is telling the truth? If so, brain...