Welcome to the International Neuroethics Society

Neuroethics studies the social, legal, ethical and policy implications of advances in neuroscience. With the unprecedented progress in the basic sciences of mind and brain and in the treatment of psychiatric and neurologic disorders, comes an expanding role of neuroscience into classrooms, courtrooms, offices and homes around the world.  A principle objective of the INS is to help the public understand the issues raised by this research and the powerful new tools being developed.  Some examples are:

  • brain privacy and the use of sophisticated imaging,
  • cognitive enhancement and potential avenues for pharmacological manipulation,
  • the use of brain imaging in the criminal justice system,
  • neurotechnology safety - including interventions and devices,
  • the neurobiology of decision-making and applications - in areas such as marketing, and others.

The Benefits of Membership

Membership in the International Neuroethics Society provides individuals, institutions, and affiliated organizations access to innovative programs, networking, career enhancement opportunities, educational resources, annual meeting discounts, and a discount subscription to AJOB Neuroscience.

There are four categories of membership:  Regular, Affiliate, Trainee/Post Doc, and Student.

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What's New

INS Comments on on the Ethical Considerations of Neuroscience Research and the Application of Neuroscience Research Findings to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Check out what we said here

Congratulations to Karen Rommelfanger and Fabrice Jotterand being elected by the membership to the Nominating Committee. Details here

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The 2014 INS Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on November 13 & 14 at the AAAS Building, 12th & H Streets N.W.

Submit an essay for our First Annual INS Student Essay Contest! Learn more here

The INS Call for Abstracts is now open.  Details are here

See videos of past Annual Meetings here.

For details of INS sponsored events and a calendar worldwide...

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