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Nita Farahany Lecture, "On Cognitive Liberty"
Start Date: 10/5/2012Start Time: 3:15 PM
End Date: 10/5/2012End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:
The Pre-Law program is proud to sponsor Nita Farahany, Professor of Law and Professor of Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, member of Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, who will deliver a lecture, "On Cognitive Liberty" this coming Friday, at 3:15 in RSS235. Please invite interested students and colleagues to join us. If you have questions, email Jonathan Neufeld, Director of the Pre-Law Program at C of C:
The talk focuses on the emerging and recent uses of cognitive neuroscience by individuals, corporations, and governments for detection and decoding memories, thoughts, and visual imagery in the brain. In particular, this talk will explore the social, ethical and legal issues that arise from uses of neuroscience by individuals--for cognitive enhancement or memory dampening; commercial actions--for applications including neuromarketing, and; and by governments--to detect or manipulate society. Bridging together concepts of responsibility and liberty, the focus is on a new concept of “cognitive liberty” and its implications for the use of emerging neuroscience in society.
Friday, October 5
Robert Scott Small, Room 235
Reception to follow in 14 Glebe
Nita A. Farahany is a leading scholar on the ethical, legal, and social implications of biosciences and emerging technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience and behavioral genetics. She holds a joint appointment as a research professor at Duke University’s Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy. Farahany has also taught at Stanford and Vanderbilt law schools. In 2010, she was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and continues to serve as a member.
Location Information:
Main Campus - Robert Scott Small Building
Room: Room 235
Contact Information:
Name: Jonathan A. Neufeld
Phone: 8439533961
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