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Neuroethics on Trial

April 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

£10

At the dawn of the 19th century, anatomist Franz Gall declared that the new science of phrenology – predicting personality from the shape of a person’s skull – would revolutionise our understanding of human behaviour and criminal responsibility. 200 years later, the issue of whether brain imaging and genetics should be admissible in a court of law, or even used for predictive diagnostics, has become a crucial debate. Join our courtroom of experts, including Prof Simon Baron-CohenProf Uri Hasson of Princeton University, legal ethics specialist Dr John Danaher and neuroscientist Prof James Fallon who in the course of his research into psychopathy made a truly shocking discovery about his own brain, as the audience becomes the jury and we put neuroethics on trial.

#SciPals student ticket offer is available on this event.

Neuroethics on Trial is part of the  Edinburgh International Science Festival

Details

Date:
April 10, 2015
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
£10
Website:
http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/neuroethics-on-trial

Venue

Dissection Room, Summerhall
Summerhall Place EH9 1PL
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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