Neuroethics (Padua 17th-19th may): Abstracts now online. Check them out!

Abstracts now online. Check them out!


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  • 17th May

Hacking Minds, Hacking Brains, Hacking Augmented Bodies: Ethical Aspects of NeurohackingMarcello Ienca (University of Basel)

Ethical challenges for self-driving carsJean-François Bonnefon (Toulouse School of Economics)

The reassembly of a withering mind: Values at stake in treating neurodegenerative diseaseDavid Lyreskog (University of Twente, and the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, Netherlands)

A “ghost in the shell”? Locked-in syndrome and the hypothesis of disembodied mindFederico Zilio (University of Padua)

Analyzing b-formats- some conceptual clarifications of Embodied CognitionAgostino Pinna Pintor (FINO Consortium)

Why we act when we act: How brain, body, and environment interact in the generation of voluntary actionAaron Schurger (French National Institute for Health & Medical Research – INSERM)

The Mechanization of LoveMirko Garasic (IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca)

Emotion as Functional States: A Reductio ad AbsurdumMarco Viola (IUSS Pavia – Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)

The Cognitive Control Process and the Emotion Regulation Strategies: Alternative Way for Testing the Double-Process Theory (HRV-RMSSD)Andrea Terenzi (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Regina Gregori Grgic (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Anna Ogliari (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Roberto Mordacci (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University) and Alessandro Scano (CNR)

Assessing the Impact of Imaging Studies in Psychotic Disorders and Schizophrenia: Clinical Research, Translational Efforts and Ethical Issues InvolvedPaolo Corsico (Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, The University of Manchester)

Intentions and motor representations: the interface challengeElisabeth Pacherie (Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS UMR 8129, Institut d’Etude de la Cognition, École Normale Supérieure & PSL Research University, Paris)

  • 18th May

Neuroethics and brain functionEdmund T. Rolls (Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience)

Ethical Implications of Indeterminate Cases of Consciousness – David Mathers (Independent Researcher – DPhil Philosophy Oxford)

Consciousness in Comatose Clowns: No Funny BusinessMary Gregg (University of Mississippi)

Affective and cooperative interactions modulate brain connectivity within the action observation network Connectivity in the action observation network Maria Arioli (NEtS Center, School for Advanced Studies (IUSS); Division of Neuroscience, IRCCS San Raffaele, Milan), Nicola Canessa (NEtS Center, School for Advanced Studies (IUSS); Division of Neuroscience, IRCCS San Raffaele, Milan), Daniela Perani (Division of Neuroscience, IRCCS San Raffaele, Milan; Nuclear Medicine Unit, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan; Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan), Alice Mado Proverbio (NeuroMi – Milan Center for Neuroscience, Dept. of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan), Alberto Zani (Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology, IBFM-CNR, Milan), Andrea Falini (Neuroradiology Unit, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan) and Stefano Cappa (NEtS Center, School for Advanced Studies (IUSS); Division of Neuroscience, IRCCS San Raffaele, Milan)

Between Reasonability and Confabulation- The Counterintuitive Ground of Action. A Bourdieusian Approach to NeuroethicsMiriam Aiello (Roma Tre University)

Phenomenal Intentionality and the Unconscious MindAlfredo Tomasetta (IUSS Pavia)

Free Will beyond the (Conscious) Brain? Natural Autonomy PerspectiveMateusz Jarmuzewski (KU Leuven)

rTMS on DLPFC and autonomic facial feedback increase prosocial behaviorLorenzo Nari (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan), Davide Crivelli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan) and Michela Balconi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan)

“Is it moral or strategic?”: Prospective and strategic thinking in school-age childrenCinzia Di Dio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan), Elisabetta Lombardi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan), Ilaria Castelli (University of Bergamo), Davide Massaro (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan) and Antonella Marchetti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan)

Habermas_s discourse principle between political theory and experimental studies about collective reasoningGabriele Giacomini (Independent Researcher – Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)

What should we expect from a solution to the “hard problem of consciousness”? A historical perspective Paolo Pecere (University of Cassino)

A joint in nature between cognition and perception without modularity of mindNed Block (New York University)

  • 19th May

Acting with the hands and with the mouth- from affordances to abstract conceptsAnna M. Borghi (Sapienza University of Rome – ISTC-CNR, Rome)

Breaking down consciousness- hints for a conceptual clarification of the notion of “altered states” from psychedelics studiesAlessio Bucci (University of Torino)

Ethical Issues in Alzheimer’s Researchers with Human SubjectsDena Davis (Lehigh University)

Do Pictures Afford ActionGabriele Ferretti (University of Urbino Carlo Bo)

From Ecological Perception to Mirror Self: Recognition- Why First Person Perspective does not entail Self-RepresentationMariaflavia Cascelli (Roma Tre University)


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