Six Mason projects accepted to the annual meeting of the International Neuroethics Society

The Department of Philosophy and Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy are pleased to announce that six student-faculty collaborative projects have been accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the International Neuroethics Society. The students involved in these projects come from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. These student-centered projects are representative of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research projects at the interface of the humanities and sciences.

The International Neuroethics Society is the premier organization for scholarly discourse on the ethics of neuroscience. The meeting brings together an international group of leading researchers in neuroscience, bioethics, and medicine. The 2017 International Neuroethics Society meeting will be held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington D.C. on November 9-10, 2017.  

The Department and Institute are proud of the accomplishments of our students. We wish them the very best in their research endeavors. 


DeFranco J, Peterson A "An Analysis of Disparities in Methods for Determining Brain Death Across U.S. Medical Centers" (OSCAR-Funded Project)


Denton SW, Eckenwiler L, Peterson A "Remembering Trauma: The Ethical Implications of Memory Dampening for Sexual Assault Survivors"


Downes P, Peterson A "Ethical Issues in Pharmacological Research in Disorders of Consciousness: A Case Study of Amantadine"  


Flynn M "Inductive risk and diagnosis in the vegetative state" 


Kluck M, Peterson A "Ethical Considerations for fMRI Research Involving Human Fetuses in Utero" (OSCAR-Funded Project)


Kirkpatrick J, Barrett E, Peterson A "Coming Home: Dialogues on the Moral, Psychological, and Spiritual Impacts of War" (NEH-Funded Project)