Organization founded in 2006 with a mission to encourage and inspire research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science.
To accomplish our mission we:
- Exchange knowledge among scientists, ethicists, medical professionals, lawyers and judges, educators, policy makers and other stakeholders
- Forge connections and collaborations across scientific disciplines, business sectors, government agencies and non-government institutions
- Enable education, training and mentoring opportunities to strengthen neuroethics
- Engage in public forums and discussions with citizens, journalists and experts
We are a group of scholars, scientists, clinicians and other professionals who share an interest in the social, legal, ethical and policy implications of advances in neuroscience.
In recent years we have seen unprecedented progress in the basic sciences of mind and brain and in the treatment of psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Now, neuroscience plays an expanding role in human life beyond the research lab and clinic. In classrooms, courtrooms, offices and homes around the world, neuroscience is giving us powerful new tools for achieving our goals and prompting a new understanding of ourselves as social, moral and spiritual beings.