Neuroethics

NEUROSCI 267

Focus on emerging ethical controversies concurrent with advances in neuroscience. Background material covered: concepts and methods in neuroscience; theories of ethics and morality from philosophy, law, and other fields. Ethical topics covered: biological bases of morality; emotions and decision-making; neuroeconomics and neuromarketing; pathologies of mind and behavior; volition and legal culpability. Course format: combined lectures, discussion, interactive activities, with case studies and real-world examples (e.g., neuro-imaging as legal evidence). Prior coursework in neuroscience and/or ethical inquiry recommended. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

PSY278
PHIL353
ETHICS269

Curriculum Codes: 

EI, NS, SS, STS