Welcome to the Center for Neuroscience & Society

Welcome to the website of the Center for Neuroscience & Society. We are a group of faculty and students from departments spanning the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Law, Wharton and Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, whose work addresses the ethical, legal and social implications of neuroscience.

CNS News

“What makes addiction a brain disease?”

This is the title of a WHYY report this week, featuring Penn scientists Chuck O’Brien and Daniel Langleben.  https://whyy.org/segments/what-makes-addiction-a-disease/  For more [...]

Michael Gazzaniga at Penn!

One of the fathers of cognitive neuroscience will be here on Tues, October 23rd, delivering the annual Philomathean Oration at 7:30 (free but [...]

Drugs, the Brain and Society

This year’s talk series focuses on drug policy as it has been informed (or not informed, as the case may [...]