Research Published July 3 2014
Open / close summary



Neuroscience, Ethics and Society (NES) is an initiative of Institut du Cerveau – ICM, for the purpose of integrating ethics and neuroscience through education. Co-Directors of the project are Yves Agid, MD, PhD and Thomasine Kushner, PhD. To inaugurate the NES, an international conference, the Neuroethics Network, was held at Institut du Cerveau – ICM June 19-20, 2014 in partnership with Cambridge University Press. Delegates from 10 countries attended to discuss questions in neuroethics including: “How will advances in brain research alter what it means to be human ?” “Do advances in neurosciences have implications for moral and legal responsibility ? and “How ought incidental findings be conveyed to patients and research participants ?”. Meeting discussions and debates on these and other topics can be viewed here, as well as the presentation by noted philisopher John Harris, “Hot Baths and Cold Minds: Paradoxes of Neuroenhancement“, to which the public was invited.













photo gallery

  • © Institut du Cerveau - ICM

  • Pr. Yves Agid, neurologist and founding member of the Institut du Cerveau - ICM (on the right) and Dr. Lionel Naccache, cognitive scientist at the Institut du Cerveau - ICM (on the left) © Institut du Cerveau - ICM

  • Barbara Sahakian, FMedSci. Department of Psychiatry and MRC Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge © Institut du Cerveau - ICM