The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Neurotechnology Studies was pleased to host NELSI-4, the Fourth Annual National Symposium on Neuroscience, Ethics, Legal and Social Issues, on March 16, 2012 at the Institute. This year's topic was Neuroscience and Neuroethics: Considering Nature, Nurture and Norms. Click below to watch a video of the event.

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Speakers included: Gregory Berns PhD, Emory University; William Casebeer, PhD, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Patricia Churchland,  PhD, University of California San Diego; James Giordano, PhD, Center for Neurotechnology Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, University of New Mexico, University of Oxford, Symposium Chair; Eric Racine,  PhD, Neuroethics Research Unit , Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM); John Shook, PhD, University of Buffalo; and Paul Kurtz, PhD, Institute for Science and Human Values.

Visit the NELSI-4 website for more details.  Click here to watch video of last year's NELSI-3.


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