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

Prof. Jean-Pierre Changeux 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?

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? Prof. Changeux is professor of molecular neurobiology at the Collège de France and Institut Pasteur.

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