Program – The Future of Neuroethics – Milan – May 15th-17th, 2019

11th International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and 6th Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe)

In collaboration with International Neuroethic Society (INS)

The Future of Neuroethics:

Meetings on Neuroscience and Society, XI Edition

May 15th– 17th, 2019

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan

Room Newton – DIBIT 1, Via Olgettina 58

 

Scientific and Organizing Committee

Michele Di Francesco, IUSS, Pavia (SINe President)

Hank Greely, Stanford University (INS President)

Michela Balconi, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan

Mario De Caro, Roma Tre University – Tufts University

Andrea Lavazza, Centro Universitario Internazionale, Arezzo

Giulia Piredda, IUSS, Pavia

Massimo Reichlin, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Sarah Songhorian, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

 

Program

WednesdayMay 15th

 10:00 Registration

10:30 Opening Remarks

 11:00 – 13:00 New Frontiers of the Concept of Brain Death and the New Technologies Available

Chair: Matteo Cerri (Bologna University)

Adrian M. Owen (Western University Canada) – Into the Grey Zone: Detecting Covert Conscious Awareness in Behaviourally Non-Responsive Individuals

Carlo Ferrarese (University of Milano-Bicocca) – Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cognitive Impairment: An Ethical Issue

 

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

 

14:30 – 16:00 Parallel session – Contributed papers

Room 1 – Newton

Moral cognition  – Neurolaw

Chair: Roberto Mordacci (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)

Alejandro Rosas (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), David Aguilar (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) – Extreme Time-Pressure Reveals Utilitarian Intuitions in Sacrificial Dilemmas

Federico Bina (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University) – Does Distance Really Matter in Ethics?

Leda Tortora (“Sapienza” University of Rome), Stefano Ferracuti (“Sapienza” University of Rome), Enrico Tronci (“Sapienza” University of Rome), Gerben Meynen (Utrecht University) – Ethical Issues Concerning Brain-Reading A.I. in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychiatry

Room 2 – Jenner

Free will and consciousness – Genetics and the brain

Chair: Michela Balconi (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan)

Muriel Leuenberger (University of Basel) – Narrative Authenticity and Deep Brain Stimulation

Samuel Lee (New York University) – My Brain Did Make Me Do It, but Only Because My Mind Did

Carlo Lai (“Sapienza” University of Rome), Emiliano Loria (FINO – University of Genoa), Gaia Romana Pellicano (“Sapienza” University of Rome) – Neurosciences and Epigenetics in Outcome Research

Room 3 – Koch

Philosophy of cognitive science

Chair: Stefano Cappa (IUSS, Pavia)

Shimo Sraman (Buddha Bhoomi Foundation) – Dealing Depression with Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness

Marco Viola (University of Turin) – Cognitive Functions and Neural Structures: Population-Bounded Mappings

Alfredo Tomasetta (IUSS, Pavia) – Phenomenological Advice to 4E Cognitive Scientists

 

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

 

16:30 – 18:00 Lectio Magistralis

The Impact of Neuroscience on Society: The Neuroethics of ‘Smart Drugs’

Barbara Sahakian (University of Cambridge)

awarded with the SINe Medal by Pietro Pietrini (Scuola IMT, Lucca)

 

 

Thursday May 16th

 9:30– 10:30 Invited talk

Chair: Giovanni Tuzet (Bocconi University)

Francesco Guala (University of Milan) – The Ethics and Politics of Nudging

 

10:30 -11:00 Coffee Break

 

11:00 –12:30 Parallel session – Contributed papers

Room 1 – Newton

Neuroenhancement

Chair: Andrea Lavazza (Centro Universitario Internazionale, Arezzo)

Alexandre Erler (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) – Biomedical Moral Enhancement, Individual Identity, and Valuable Mental Dispositions

Davide Crivelli (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Giulia Fronda (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Michela Balconi (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan) – Beyond Mental Training: Early Effects of Combined Mindfulness-Neurofeedback Practice in Sport

Giulia Fronda (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Davide Crivelli(Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Michela Balconi (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan) – Neurocognitive Enhancement at Workplace: The potential of a Technology-Supported Neurofeedback Training Program

Room 2 – Salk

Free will and consciousness – Neuroenhancement – Philosophy of cognitive science

Chair: Francesca Pongiglione (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)

Giuseppe Lo Dico (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan) – From Experimental Psychology to Folk Psychology (and Back)

Gianfranco Pellegrino (LUISS, Rome), Mirko Daniel Garasic (LUISS, Rome; Scuola IMT, Lucca) – Neuroethics and the Ethics of AI. Enhancing and Extending Humanity

Kriszta Sajber (Misericordia University) – Implanted into the Self: BMIs and Bodily Integrity

Room 3 – Asclepio

Issues arising from clinical applications of technological innovations – Genetics and the brain – Neuroeconomy, neuropolitics, and neuromarketing                                                                                           

Chair: Luigi Pastore (Bari University)

Francesca Meroni (University of Milan), Maria Elide Vanutelli (University of Milan), Giulia Fronda (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Michela Balconi (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Claudio Lucchiari (University of Milan) – The Role of Prefrontal Cortex in Purchasing Decision-Making Context

Daniela Ovadia (CFNNS Lab, University of Pavia; NeuroMi; Center for Ethics in Science and Journalism), Maria Laura Fiorina (CFNNS Lab, University of Pavia), Gerardo Salvato (CFNNS Lab, University of Pavia; NeuroMi), Marco Annoni (CFNNS Lab, University of Pavia; ITB-CNR (Rome)), Gabriella Bottini (CFNNS Lab, University of Pavia; NeuroMi) – Predicting Crimes Using Agent Based Modelling: An Ethical and Societal Impact Assessment from the PROTON Project

Sara Palumbo (University of Pisa), Veronica Mariotti (University of Pisa), Teresa Anastasio (University of Pisa), Stefano Vellucci (University of Pisa), Alessio Chiarelli (University of Pisa), Klizia Antonelli (University of Pisa), Giuseppina Rota (Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana), Silvia Pellegrini (University of Pisa) – Searching for Genes by Environment Interactions that Predispose to Prosocial Behavior: The Role of COMT and DRD4 Allelic Variants

 

12:30 – 14:30 Lunch

 

14:30 – 16:00 Parallel session – Contributed papers

Room 1 – Newton

Issues arising from clinical applications of technological innovations

Chair: Vittorio Alessandro Sironi (University of Milano-Bicocca)

Eugenia Stefanello (University of Padua) – Let’s not get Emotional: A Neuroethical Perspective on Clinical Empathy

Frederic Gilbert (University of Tasmania) – Cyborging Human Control: Supplementing or Supplanting Human Agency?

Georg Starke (University of Basel), Eva de Clercq (University of Basel), Bernice Elger (University of Basel; University Center of Legal Medicine of Geneva and Lausanne, Geneva) – In Transparency we Trust: Challenges for Applied Machine Learning in Neuroscience

Room 2 – Salk

Philosophy of cognitive science

Chair: Elisabetta Sacchi (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)

Luca Casartelli (Scientific Institute IRCCS E.Medea – Bosisio Parini) – Stability and Flexibility during Sensory/Perceptual Dynamics: Theoretical and Clinical Insights from Our Brain

Arianna Beghetto (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University) – Is the Hypothesis of the Extended Mind Conceivable within the Framework of Phenomenal Intentionality?

Fabrizio Calzavarini (LLC, University of Turin; University of Bergamo) – Conceptual Format and the Supramodal Brain

Room 3 – Asclepio

Philosophy of cognitive science  

Chair: Andrea Lavazza (Centro Universitario Internazionale, Arezzo)

Alberto Termine (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University) – Is the Brain a Bayesian Machine?

Giulia Piredda (IUSS, Pavia) – Toward a notion of situated affective self?

Shereen Chang (University of Pennsylvania) – What Can We Learn from How a Parrot Learns to Speak Like a Human? A Model for Referential Communication Learning

 

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

 

16:30 – 18:00 Lectio Magistralis

Free Will and Neuroscience: On Generalizing, Consciousness, Souls, and Restrictivism

Alfred Mele (Florida State University)

awarded with the SINe Medal by Mario De Caro (Roma Tre University – Tufts University)

18:00 SINe Meeting

20:30 Social Dinner

 

Friday – May 17th

9:30 – 10:30 Invited talk

Chair: Andrea Lavazza (Centro Universitario Internazionale, Arezzo)

Arleen L. Salles (Uppsala University) – What Makes Us Human: A Neuroethical Challenge

 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 12:00 Invited talk

Chair: Silvia Pellegrini (University of Pisa)

Raffaella Rumiati (SISSA, Trieste) – Cognitive and non Cognitive Skills in Higher Education

 

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch

 

14:00 – 15:30 Parallel session – Contributed papers

Room 1 – Newton

Moral cognition

Chair: Sara Dellantonio (UniTrento Digital University)

Federico Manzi (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Cinzia Di Dio (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Davide Massaro (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Shoji Itakura (Kyoto University), Takayuki Kanda (Kyoto University), Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University), Antonella Marchetti (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan) – What Have You Done? Moral Evaluation of Human and Robot Victimizers in Japanese Preschoolers

Chiara Lucifora (University of Messina), Giorgio Mario Grasso (University of Messina), Pietro Perconti (University of Messina), Alessio Plebe (University of Messina) – Moral Dilemmas in Self-Driving Cars

Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena-Reggio Emilia) – Emotional Contagion, Emotional Resonance, and Responsibility for Shared Agency

Room 2 – Jenner

Moral cognition

Chair: Giulia Piredda (IUSS, Pavia)

Claudia Navarini (European University of Rome) – The Neurobiology of Virtue and the Challenge to Moral Development

Sofia Bonicalzi (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Nima Khalighinejad (University of Oxford), Patrick Haggard (University College London) – Picking and Choosing. An ERP Study of the Neural Correlates of Meaningless and Meaningful Actions

Michela Balconi (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Giulia Fronda (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Francesca Meroni (University of Milan), Maria Elide Vanutelli (University of Milan), Claudio Lucchiari (University of Milan) – Decision-Making in Economic and Moral Contexts. Evidence from Social Neuroscience

Room 3 – Bacone

Neurolaw

Chair: Federico Gustavo Pizzetti (University of Milan)

Giovanna Parmigiani (“Sapienza” University of Rome), Gabriele Mandarelli (“Sapienza” University of Rome), Gerben Meynen (Utrecht University), Stefano Ferracuti (“Sapienza” University of Rome) – A New Instrument to Guide and Support Insanity Evaluations

Cristina Scarpazza (University of Padua), Alessio Miolla (University of Padua), Giuseppe Sartori (University of Padua) – Insanity Evaluation of Personality Disorders: Emerging Neuroscientific Perspectives

Paolo Sommaggio (University of Trento), Caterina Fabiani (University of Trento) – Is Cognitive Liberty the Watershed between Old and New Moral Enhancers?

15:30 – 16:30 Invited talk

Chair: Massimo Reichlin (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)

Julian Savulescu (University of Oxford) – Motivational Enhancement and Praiseworthiness

  

Organizing Secretary

Sarah Songhorian, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

e-mail: convegno@societadineuroetica.it

To register please send an email to convegno@societadineuroetica.it with your personal data and the information about the day in which you intend to attend the conference 

Conference Fees

Faculty members: 80 euros
Others (junior researchers and non-academics): 40 euros
Fee for one-day participation: 25 euros

Conference fees can be payed in cash at the conference venue at arrival.

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