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8th Jülich Lecture
"Ethical issues raised by the progress of neuroscience"

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"Ethical issues raised by the progress of neuroscience"

Prof. Jean-Pierre Changeux, professor of molecular neurobiology at the Collège de France and Institut Pasteur, is seeking answers to basic philosophical and ethical questions in view of the rapid development of the neurosciences:
How far can we account for human behaviour on the basis of neural mechanisms? To what extent does the genome determine human behaviour?

What part is played by epigenetic diversity, that is to say environmental influences, in the development of the brain?
And finally: What opportunities do imaging and simulation techniques open up for reading thoughts, thus invading an individual's privacy and ultimately even controlling human behaviour?

The work group Sciences and Ethics would like to invite you to this lecture.

The event is supported by the Association of Friends and Benefactors of Forschungszentrum Jülich.