Neuroscience, Law and Society: The Coming Revolution

Lecture Abstract:

On Monday 7th June Professor Hank Geeley, Stanford University, will present a lecture entitled 'Neuroscience, Law and Society: The Coming Revolution'.

Lecture Abstract:

We are in the middle of a neuroscience revolution that is giving us a vastly improved understanding of how the human brain works. Research is being largely driven by medical concerns but it is already beginning to affect the rest of society. Those effects are likely to involve prediction, mind-reading, responsibility, consciousness, treatment and enhancement. This talk promises to give us a fascinating glimpse into the current and future uses of this powerful science.

Hank Greely is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor by courtesy of Genetics at Stanford University. He specialises in ethical, legal and social issues arising from advances in the biosciences. He chairs the California Advisory Committee on Human Stem Cell Research and the steering committee of the Stanford University Centre for Biomedical Ethics and directs the Stanford Centre for Law and the Biosciences. From 2007 to 2010 he was the co-director of the Law and Neuroscience Project.

A wine reception will follow at the end of the lecture. 

Event details: Monday 7th June, 6pm. University of Strathclyde, McCance Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

Attendance is free and open to all but please book a space by email indicating the title of the lecture to: participate@instituteforadvancedstudies.org.uk