Projects in neuroethics and neurophilosophy
The human brain project
The CRB neuroethics and nerurophilosphy team are part of the the Human Brain Project's society and ethics research. Projects include:
- Neuronal epigenesis
- Dual use neuroscience
- The neuroscience of disorders of consciousnes: from laboratory to clinic
- Neuroscience and identity
Additional PhD projects:
We develop new theory of consciousness with notable implication for how the 'unconscious' is conceived.
Developments in neuroscientific techniques and technologies are increasing the capability to assess and affect the structure and functions of the brain. We explore issues emerging from dual use of this research.
We develop a conceptual analysis of neuronal epigenesis in relation infant development and education, learning language, and the development of philosophical and religious systems and ethical norms.
Neuroscience and identity
Exploring the issues
We use philosophical tools to analyse the notion of human identity, its meaning and value, and its relation to the debate on human nature.
We aim to broaden the field and contribute to the ongoing discussion on the nature of neuroethics with our conceptual approach to fundamental neuroethics.
Communicating with unconscious patients
The instrumental investigation and assessment of consciousness have witnessed an astonishing progress over the last years. Michele Farisco has looked at the neuroscience of disorders of consiousness.
Pervasive refusal syndrome
Karl Sallin is studying pervasive refusal syndrome as a disorder of consciousness.
The Human Brain Project
The Human Brain Project is one of the European Community flagship projects and involves over 100 groups. Kathinka Evers leads the philosophical research.