Friday, December 11, 2009
3:00 – 6:00 PM (Lecture to commence at 4:00 PM)

A Decade of the Mind and Neuroethics: Initiatives in Alignment

As we seek a better understanding of the workings of the human mind, we are continually confronted by fresh ethical, legal and social questions. Now, researchers are increasingly emphasizing the role of a new discipline, neuroethics, to guide the search for answers to those questions.This will become even more important as we embark upon an envisioned “Decade of the Mind” in 2010, a multidisciplinary effort dedicated to understanding the phenomenon of mind within the context of neuroscience

Speaker Information

Prof. James Olds, PhD
Director, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Dr. James Olds is the Director of George Mason University’s Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. The institute has taken a leading role in launching the Decade of the Mind project.



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