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

INS Membership

Members receive access to networking opportunities, our neuroethics newsletters, meeting registration discounts, and a reduced subscription price for the quarterly journal AJOB Neuroscience.

Membership categories include: 

  • Regular
  • Affiliate
  • Trainee/Post Doc
  • Student
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INS Symposia

BNA 2015 Festival of Neuroscience
12-15 April, Edinburgh UK
Drugs, Addiction and Freewill: Do Addicted Individuals Have Free Will?

AAAS Annual Meeting
13 Feb, San Jose CA
Memories Imaged and Imagined: How the Science of Memory Will Challenge the Law

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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of British Columbia

Assistant Professor in Health Ethics
Simon Fraser University

Two-Year Research Position
Illinois Institute of Technology

Winning student essay by Katie L. Strong published in Kopf Carrier #82, October 2014. Student Essay Winners »