Neuroethics Symposium December 10, 2013
Bias in the Academy: From Neural Networks to Social Networks
This neuroethics symposia is designed to discuss the complex influence of stereotype/bias on academia and apply advances in the science of stereotype bias to university policies and practices. Through a pre-symposia seminar series and symposia, a white paper will be produced to highlight challenges and to put forth practical solutions to move toward mitigating the detrimental influence of bias and stereotyping in academia.
Presymposia seminar series 1/4: An Introduction to Bias: A Social Network Primer facilitated by Jacob Billings, Neuroscience graduate student, Emory University
Presymposia seminar series 2/4: Biased People or Biased Researchers: A puzzle for Social Psychology facilitated by Chris Martin, Sociology graduate student, Emory University
Neuroethics Journal Club: Fall 2013
- Sept 17: John Trimper facilitates a discussion on A Brain-to-Brain Interface for Real-Time Sharing of Sensorimotor Information. Pais-Viera et al., Scientific Reports, 2013.
- Oct 15: Mallory Bowers facilitates a discussion on Neurolaw: Differential brain activity for Black and White faces predicts damage awards in hypothetical employment discrimination cases. Korn et al, 2013.
- Nov 19: Kim Lang facilitates a discussion on Negative stereotype activation alters interaction between neural correlates of arousal, inhibition and cognitive control Forbes et al., 2011.
- Dec 17: Katie Strong facilitates a discussion on Creating a False Memory in the Hippocampus. Ramirez et al., Science, 2013
- January 30: Dr. Terrell Brotherton facilitates a discussion on The Sexed Brain: Between Science and Ideology by Catherine Vidal, 2012
- February 27: Katy Renfro facilitates a discussion on Real-time functional magnetic imaging-brain-machine interface and virtual reality: promising tools for the treatment of pedophilia by Renaud et al, 2011
- March 27: Jacob Billings facilitates a discussion on The pain of social disconnection: examining the shared neural underpinnings of physical and social pain by Naomi Eisenberger, 2011
- April 24: Riley Zeller-Townson facilitates a discussion on Forebrain Engraftment by Human Glial Progenitor Cells Enhances Synaptic Plasticity and Learning in Adult Mice by Han et al, 2013
Neuroethics Scholars Program: Application period is now closed.
The Neuroethics Program of the Emory Center for Ethics is proud to offer competitive Neuroethics Scholars Program Fellowships. The program is open to Emory graduate students in any discipline who want to develop their interests at the intersection of neuroscience and ethics. Applications for our next Neuroethics Scholars Program Fellowship will open in Fall 2012. Information from the past application period can be found here.