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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.
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