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BNA 2015 Festival of Neuroscience – ‘Drugs, Addiction and Freewill: Do Addicted Individuals Have Free Will?’ Symposium

April 13, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

The symposium ‘Drugs, Addiction and Freewill: Do Addicted Individuals Have Free Will?‘ will examine the alteration of neural processes by dopamine and changes by habit formation and compulsivity of neural circuitry. We will also consider how drugs of abuse can lead to compulsive drug taking and addiction, with loss of volition. Finally, we will consider the neuroethics of addiction and to what extent drug addicts have free will. Sponsored by the European Dana Alliance and the International Neuroethics Society.

SPEAKERS:

Barbara Sahakian (Chair), University of Cambridge

Trevor Robbins, University of Cambridge

Gunter Schumann, King’s College

David Nutt, Imperial College

Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford

Details

Date:
April 13, 2015
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Website:
http://www.bna2015.org/programme/details/?session=G03DGFT0WS&theme=I

Organizer

British Neuroscience Association
Phone:
+44 (0) 208 166 8713
Website:
https://www.bna.org.uk/

Venue

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
150 Morrison Street
Edinburgh , EH3 8EE United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.eicc.co.uk/