Neuroethics Conference Neuroenhancement

Canadian-German Research Project: Normality, Normalization and Enhancement in the Neurosciences: Ethical, Sociocultural and Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Cognitive Enhancement

University of Mainz

7/8 July 2011

Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2, Mainz


Thursday, 7 July

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Welcome
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Enhancing the Will, Walter Glannon, University of Calgary
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Coffee Break
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.: Epidemiology of Pharmacological Neuroenhancement in Germany, Andreas G. Franke, University Medical Center, Mainz
12:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Consumption of Psychopharmaceutical Prescription Drugs by Healthy People: Efficacy and Safety, Dimitris Repantis. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Work-related Stress as a Cause for Cognitive Enhancement among University Teachers, Constantin Wiegel, Sebastian Sattler, Martin Diewald, Bielefeld University & Anja S. Göritz, Würzburg University
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Cognitive Enhancement Through Neuroscience: Normative and Practical Issues, Hank Greely, Stanford University
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement: The construction of a debate and the need for self-reflection, Christopher Coenen, Arianna Ferrari, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cognitive Enhancement: What Students Told Us, Elisabeth Hildt, University of Mainz
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Randomized Response for Estimating the Prevalence of Substance Use for Cognitive Enhancement in Students, Pavel Dietz, University of Mainz
7:30 p.m. Dinner: Restaurant Heiliggeist, Mailandsgasse 11, Mainz 

Friday, 8 July

9: 00 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. Should Peter get a new brain? Neurotechnology and self-transformation in the Rx generation, Ilina Singh, London School of Economics
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Enhancing Empathy: Effecting an Ethics of Care or Engineering Carebots Who Love Too Much?, Robin Mackenzie, University of Kent
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. This Above All: To Thine Own Self Be True? Implications of Neuroenhancement for Authenticity in Human Existence, Lisa Forsberg, King's College London
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Cognitive Enhancement: A Means or a Threat to Authenticity?, Ying-Tung Lin, University of Mainz
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Principles of Justice as Criteria for Assessing Psycho-pharmacological Enhancement, Veljko Dubljević, University of Tübingen
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch Break
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Diagnostic Misconceptions? Epistemological and Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Research on Cognitive Impairment and Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, Lara K. Kutschenko, University Medical Center, Mainz
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Pharmacological Enhancement: An Answer to the Challenges of an Aging Society!?, Jakov Gather, University Medical Center, Mainz
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Optimising – Normalising? Individual Choice in the Age of (Cognitive) Enhancement, Lara Huber, University Medical Center, Mainz/TU Braunschweig
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Harmonizing Empirical and Normative Approaches in Neuroethics: the Case of Cognitive Enhancement, Roland Nadler, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Social and Emotional Enhancement: Beta Blocker Reduce Prejudice and Affect Moral Judgments, Sylvia Terbeck, University of Oxford
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Final Discussion