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Neuroenhancement: Building an Improved Human Body and Mind
September 19, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The American Association for the Advancement of Science & The Dana Foundation
are pleased to invite you to the third in the 2013 series of public events on Neuroscience & Society
Building an Improved Human Body and Mind
September 19, 2013
Reception to follow
1200 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Human enhancement is the notion that science and technology can be used to restore or expand cognitive and physical human capacities. It has received considerable public attention in recent years with the return of injured soldiers and the demand for prosthetic devices and with controversies surrounding the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports. This program will focus on a diverse set of enhancements for mind and body, examining the science of what can be done, what might be done in the near and far future, and what should be done. The remarkable opportunities created by scientific advancements are accompanied by ethical and policy challenges that demand a broader public conversation.
Presenters: Daofen Chen, Ph.D.
Program Director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Author and Futurist
Joseph Pancrazio, Ph.D.
Director, Bioengineering Program
Professor, Volgenau School and Engineering
George Mason University