Cognitive Enhancement Conference

A three day conference will start tomorrow in Delft, The Netherlands. Some pieces of information on the event

When:   August 13-15, 2014

Where:  Jaffalaan 5, TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands

Contact: conference@enhancingresponsibility.com

Theme:  Just as some medications can enhance physical performance (e.g. of athletes), others allegedly enhance mental performance (e.g. wakefulness, attention, and clarity of thought), and reports from around the world suggest that the use of drugs like methylphenidate and modafinil for cognitive enhancement purposes is on the rise. In addition to surveying what putative cognitive enhancement technologies exist, this conference will interrogate a range of related scientific, legal, political, moral, and personal questions.

Book Proposal: Presenters are invited to submit chapters for an interdisciplinary edited volume entitled “Cognitive Enhancement and The Law”.  High quality chapters will be included in our submission to Oxford University Press for their high profile Neuroscience, Law, and Philosophy series.

Keynote Presenters: Roshan Cools (Radboud), Tom Douglas (Oxford), Masud Husain (Oxford), Neil Levy (Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health; Oxford), Reinhard Merkel(Hamburg), Jan Schildmann (Ruhr-Universität), and Ilina Singh (King’s College London).

More information: http://enhancingresponsibility.com/conference/