Neurotechnologies have given us new ways to enhance our own cognitive functioning. Neuro-enhancements are interventions aimed at improving the typical functioning of cognitive processes, such as memory or executive functions. However, our ability to enhance is in danger of outpacing our consideration of whether we ought to enhance. What are some of the ethical concerns that arise from enhancement? How might neuro-enhancement affect our sense of ourselves and our achievements? How might access to enhancement neurotechnologies affect the wider culture - in the short and longer term? Do new neuroenhancement technologies raise unique ethical concerns or are they no different ethically from other forms of neuro-enhancement such as coffee? This week, Hampshire Associate Professor of Philosophy, Laura Sizer, will help us explore the ethical considerations raised by new neuro-enhancement technologies.
All are welcome. Enjoy a yummy dinner with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available. CEL-1 credit available.
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Neurology of Trauma discussion will cover:
The basic components of the brain related to trauma
Explanation of common ways the brain is affected during and after trauma
Discussion of the ways this information is important for supporting survivors after trauma occurs
This event is organized by the SAAM planning committee. Pizza will also be served! Join us!
Holding Hands With Ilse is Abraham Ravett's documentary film about the search for the German teenage girl named Ilse that took care of him between 1948-50 in Walbrzych, Poland where he was born. Filmed in the USA, Poland and Germany.