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Conference on the History of the Mind-Brain Sciences at Penn!

The Dept of the History and Sociology of Science will host a two-day meeting on neuroscience and its understanding of minds, brains and people, 1890-2015.  Participants are invited to address the social, philosophical, political, and ethical commitments associated with neuroscience over time, as well as how the histories of these sciences can help us understand both [...]

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CNS is Hiring: Full-time Lecturer/Assoc. Director

The Center for Neuroscience and Society at the University of Pennsylvania is Seeking a PhD neuroscientist with teaching experience to join us as a full-time Lecturer and Associate Director of the graduate certificate program in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN). Details: Teaching load of 2 and 2, including one [...]

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Can you – and should you – electrify your brain?

CNS faculty member Roy Hamilton explains the technology of transcranial direct current stimulation, and how it is being used to improve cognition and mood, on The Pulse: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/thepulse/item/76074-with-batteries-included-brain-stimulation-devices-prepare-to-go-mainstream

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New Spring 2015 Course Offering: PSYC 449-301 – Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience: Neuroscience of Human Motivation and Behavior

PSYC 449-301 will focus on the neuroscience of human motivation and behavior as it relates to a broad range of applied settings, such as neuromarketing, public health, and criminal law. Students will acquire foundational knowledge about the neuroscience of emotion, reward, and decision-making while learning how to critically evaluate current [...]

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Opportunity for Grad and Professional Students in Science and Society

Penn Neuroscience grad student Samantha White is leading an AAAS-sponsored program, Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS), and invites you to apply for an exciting fellowship opportunity on campus next year!  See the national website, http://www.aaas.org/page/eliss-overview, and contact Sam with your questions: swhite@elissfellows.org.

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International Neuroethics Society – call for abstracts

Submit your abstracts to the International Neuroethics Society between now and May 15th! This year the INS will meet in Washington, DC, right before the Society for Neuroscience meeting on November 13 and 14 - a convenient location and time for Penn folks to participate!  For details see http://www.neuroethicssociety.org/

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Stephen Morse Receives APA’s Isaac Ray Award

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to forensic psychiatry and the psychiatric aspects of jurisprudence, Penn Law Professor Stephen J. Morse has been selected to receive the Isaac Ray Award of the American Psychiatric Association. The award, one of the highest honors in its field, is scheduled to be presented [...]

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Critical Acclaim for The Anatomy of Violence by Adrian Raine

Critical Acclaim for The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime by CNS Faculty Member Adrian Raine: “Lively, engaging. . . . A convincing case that violent criminals are biologically different from the rest of us. . . . [Raine] has the research at his fingertips—not surprising, since he carried out much [...]

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Announcing Penn CNS’ new blog, “Mind the Gap”

Announcing Penn CNS' Student Blog, 'Mind the Gap' Written by CNS Research Assistant Elena Gooray, Mind the Gap adds to the conversation around neuroscience with weekly updates on CNS events, in-depth looks at relevant research, and article recommendations for anyone who wants to know more about the way brain science is changing [...]

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Neuroscience on Capital Hill

CNS Director Martha Farah offers a neurological perspective on the effects of poverty on the developing brain at a recent Capitol Hill briefing co-sponsored by AAAS and the Dana Foundation. To read more about the event and watch the highlights of her presentation, follow this link.

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Jonathan Moreno Appointed to UNESCO International Bioethics Committee

CNS faculty member Jonathan Moreno has been invited to join UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee. UNESCO’s mission is to encourage peace and security through the promotion of education and international collaboration. In the field of bioethics, the organization has become a leading forum for trans-disciplinary and multicultural debate and reflection on advancement in [...]

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Drs. Diana Robertson and Roy Hamilton Join CNS Faculty

We are pleased to announce that Drs. Diana Robertson and Roy Hamilton have joined the faculty of the Penn Center for Neuroscience & Society. Diana Robertson, PhD, is Joseph Kolodny Professor of Social Responsibility in Business and Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School.  Dr. Robertson's research [...]

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Announcing the Neuroethics OER

Anouncing the release of the Neuroethics Open Education Resource The Neuroethics Open Educational Resource is a free resource developed from materials used in Penn's Neuroethics Learning Collaborative.  The new Neuroethics OER offers lectures, readings and other content covering a number of key topics in neuroethics.  The Neuroethics OER consists of 9 [...]

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Penn CNS faculty member joins IOM Neuroscience Forum

The Institute of Medicine's Neuroscience Forum brings together leading researchers, policymakers and stakeholders to identify and address important new issues concerning the brain.  Penn's own Jonathan Moreno, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Medical Ethics and the History and Sociology of Science, has been tapped to bring his [...]

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William Safire, 1929-2009

The Center for Neuroscience & Society joins neuroethicists around the world in mourning the passing of William Safire, whose vision, leadership and generosity helped establish the field of neuroethics.

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