The International Neuroethics Society is an association of professionals and students interested in neuroethics. Our mission is to encourage and inspire research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science.

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Photo of Dr. Patterson at the 2019 INS Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, USA

In memory of Dr. Michael Patterson

We are saddened to share news of the passing of Dr. Michael Patterson, former editor of the Kopf Carrier and long-time supporter of neuroethics. Through his generosity, the INS started the Neuroethics Essay Contest, now in its ninth year.

Those wishing to support the contest in his honor, can do so by requesting your donation be used for 'essay contest prizes' in honor of 'Dr. Patterson'. Thank you!

2021 INS Annual Meeting

Social Justice at the Center: Shaping the Future of Neuroethics



Dana Foundation

Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute

The Kavli Foundation

IBRO: International Brain Research Organization

Wellcome Centre of Ethics and Humanities

Duke Science & Society

Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania



Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The INS remains dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse culture. We aim to advance justice and equity by recruiting and amplifying the voices of people whose perspectives are underrepresented in neuroethics and neuroscience.

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