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Mason students present at the International Neuroethics Society

Washington D.C., November 9-10, 2017

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At the end of this week, six student-faculty collaborative projects will be presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuroethics Society. The students involved come from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. They have been working with faculty mentors, Dr. Andrew Peterson, Dr. Lisa Eckenwiler, and Dr. Jesse Kirkpatrick, from the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. The resulting projects are representative of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research 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. Their 2017 annual meeting is being held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington D.C. on November 9-10, 2017.  

The projects and student-faculty presenters are:

  • 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) 
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