Past Events

  • Book Club Author Appearance with Matthew Cobb

     
    October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)
     
    Author appearance and discussion with Matthew Cobb.
     
    Please RSVP to info@neuroethics.upenn.edu to receive the Zoom link.
     
  • Book Club Discussion on Consciousness with Russell Epstein

     
    October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)
     
    Russell Epstein, cognitive neuroscientist, whose research and teaching spans vision, memory and consciousness, will lead a discussion on consciousness.  This is the subject of chapter 15, and is arguably neuroscience’s greatest challenge (or greatest dead end?).
     
    Please RSVP to info@neuroethics.upenn.edu to receive the Zoom link.
     
  • Book Club Discussion on the Future of Neuroscience with Michael Platt

     
    October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)
     
    Neuroscientist Michael Platt, who carries out basic and applied neuroscience research, with animal and human subjects, in the lab and in the field, will lead a discussion of the book’s final chapter, on the future of neuroscience.  
     
    Please RSVP to info@neuroethics.upenn.edu to receive the Zoom link.
     
  • Book Club Discussion on Neuroimaging with Geoff Aguirre

     
    October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)
     
    Geoff Aguirre, who helped develop early methods of fMRI analysis, will discuss the high points and low points of cognitive neuroimaging, from so-called “voodoo correlations” to sex differences that may or may not be there depending on how the images are analyzed.
     
    Please RSVP to info@neuroethics.upenn.edu to receive the Zoom link.
     
  • Book Club Discussion on Computational Neuroscience with Gidi Nave

     
    October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)
     
    Computational neuroscientist Gidi Nave, will guide us through chapter 12 on the role of computational models in the development of neuroscience, including the current excitement over deep learning.  What is at issue is not just the effort to better model or predict neural processes, but also the question of what kind of “device” the brain is.
     
    Please RSVP to info@neuroethics.upenn.edu to receive the Zoom...
  • Book Club Discussion on Neurochemistry of Mental Illness with Rob DeRubeis

     
    October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)
     
    Clinical psychologist Robert DeRubeis will lead the discussion of chapter 13 on neurochemistry and its relation to our understanding of psychiatric disorders and their treatment.  This chapter recounts exciting early breakthroughs, ultimately balanced by an understanding of the complexity of depression and other disorders, and the absence of neurochemical silver bullets.  Rob carried out some of the classic studies on antidepressant medication and cognitive therapy for...
  • Book Club Discussion on Neurons with Mike Kaplan

     
    October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020)
     
    Cellular neuroscientist Mike Kaplan, will discuss chapter 7 on the study of the neuron. Mike is an electrophysiologist and “Master of Ceremonies and head zookeeper at the Neurolab, an undergraduate teaching lab for electrophysiology and computer simulations.
     
    Please RSVP to info@neuroethics.upenn.edu to receive the Zoom link.
     
  • Book Club Discussion on Memory with Anna Schapiro

     

    October's Book: The Idea of the Brain, by Matthew Cobb (2020) 

    Cognitive neuroscientist Anna Schapiro will lead the discussion of chapter 10 on the neuroscience of memory.  This is one of neuroscience’s most successful areas of inquiry, linking cellular neuroscience, neuropsychology and computation.  Anna works in this area herself and has been particularly involved in research on the role of sleep in the neural processes of memory.

    Please RSVP to info@neuroethics.upenn.edu to receive the Zoom link....

  • Center for Neuroscience & Society Public Talk Series

    Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room TBA

    Anna Wexler, PhD, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
     
    “Ethics of direct-to-consumer technology"
     

     

  • Center for Neuroscience & Society Public Talk Series

    Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room TBA 

    Michael Platt, PhD, Departments of Neuroscience, Marketing and Psychology
     
    “How marketing exploits our social brains"